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Vanessa Kirby Stars in Pieces of a Woman

Actor Vanessa Kirby, Class of 2005, has been tipped for an Oscar and is receiving rave reviews for her latest role as Martha in the Netflix film Pieces of a Woman.

It’s a powerful and unflinching tale of the aftermath of a neonatal death which has got viewers and critics everywhere talking.  She prepared for the role by spending time on a maternity ward, including several hours watching a woman give birth.

It’s a far cry from her last major role playing the scene-stealing young Princess Margaret in The Crown, another Netflix hit.

Vanessa has used her new role to raise the profile of charities that support families who have been affected by the death of a baby, such as Sands (www.sands.org.uk/support).

She says: “I believe that when we hear our story, or a piece of our story in another’s, it shatters the cage of isolation that keeps grief trapped. We can know that we’re not alone, even when we feel loneliness – we are connecting through our pain.  And that in itself is healing.”

To read The Guardian’s review click here.

To see the official trailer click here.

Pieces of a Woman is streaming on Netflix now.

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