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Charlotte meets actor Ralph Fiennes, currently playing Charles Dickens, and upcoming piano star Ji Liu.
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Charlotte Green talks to one of Britain’s most acclaimed actors, Ralph Fiennes, and one of the world's most promising young pianists, Ji Liu.
Ralph Fiennes is a phenomenal presence on stage and screen, having starred in many films including Schindler's List, The English Patient and Harry Potter, as well as various Shakespearian works – most notably Coriolanus. He joined Charlotte to talk about his new film, The Invisible Woman, based on the book by Clare Tomalin. Fiennes directs and stars as Charles Dickens in the story about the great author's mistress. Charlotte also asked Fiennes about his classical music interests and his early memories of going to the opera with his grandfather.
Ji Liu is the brilliant young Chinese pianist whose debut album, Piano Reflections, is causing a stir in the classical music world. Charlotte asks him about his career to date and his love of the piano.