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Darcey Bussell dazzles in elegant Audrey Hepburn documentary – and gets Twitter in a spin – Mirror Online


Darcey Bussell dazzles in elegant Audrey Hepburn documentary – and gets Twitter in a spin

Dec 30, 2014 11:47

By Kara O’Neill

The Strictly Come Dancing judge proved to be a hit as she delved into the glamorous actress’s life and the secrets of her past.

Darcey Bussell is already a firm favourite on primetime telly, and her latest venture in the land of showbiz has made her even more popular.

The former ballerina, who is also known as a Strictly Come Dancing judge, was a hit on Monday night with her documentary Looking For Audrey.

Delving into the past of glamorous film star Audrey Hepburn, Darcey stepped back in time to uncover the truth about the actress behind the glitz of a Hollywood smokescreen.

Paying visits to locations all around the globe that played an important part of Audrey’s life and career, Darcey discovered how she started as a dancer, risked her life in the war, and was often a lonely individual looking for true love.

But while Audrey’s past swept enthralled viewers along quite nicely, it seems that Darcey’s softly softly presenting style and her clear passion for her idol really shone through.

Twitter users were suitably impressed with her performance with one writing: “Brilliant, Darcey. Do more. You both sparkled!”

This could be just the beginning for Darcey, who also made her name as a dancer.

The 45-year-old trained at the Royal Ballet School before going on to have a long career in The Royal Ballet.

She is most widely know now as a judge on BBC One show Strictly Come Dancing, when she joined the panel in 2012.

Speaking to the Telegraph about her idol, Darcey admitted she had been obsessed with Audrey and her life from a very young age.

“She has inspired and intrigued me since I was about 10.

“She was always very real, one of those natural stars who never tried to be anything other than who she was. It’s hard to stay true to yourself and it’s rare, especially today.”

*Catch up on Darcey Bussell’s Looking For Audrey on BBC iPlayer

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The Royal Academy of Dance awards gala – The Royal Ballet – The Royal Academy of Dance – Darcey Bussell – Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award – Claridge’s – Tatler


The Royal Academy of Dance awards gala – The Royal Ballet – The Royal Academy of Dance – Darcey Bussell – Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award – Claridge’s – Tatler.

The Song of the Body – a new book/thinking about Holiday giving to dancers et al, already!


A new book, singing the praises of dance health and education for ALL ages and stages:

by author, Dr Anne Hogan, with a preface by RAD President Darcey Bussell CBE, The Song of the Body celebrates dance.

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