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Two Decembers | With Haydn Gwynne19:57
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(David Chelsea for the New York Times)
(David Chelsea for the New York Times)

When Anne Marie Feld woke up on her sixteenth birthday, she couldn't have imagined how much that day would shape the rest of her life.

Tony-nominated actor Haydn Gwynne reads her story.

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(Courtesy of Haydn Gwynne)
(Courtesy of Haydn Gwynne)

Haydn Gwynne last performed in the US as Desirée in "The Huntington Theatre" Boston’s production of A Little Night Music. She first appeared in New York as the dance teacher in "Billy Elliot The Musical" (West End and Broadway, for which she won a Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, & Theater World Awards, as well as nominations for an Olivier & a Tony Award) and subsequently as Queen Elizabeth opposite Kevin Spacey’s "Richard III" (Old Vic/BAM New York), She recently finished London’s National Theatre production of "The Threepenny Opera" and last year starred in "Women On the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" (Olivier nomination). Other West End includes Margaret Thatcher opposite Helen Mirren in the "The Audience," and Oolie/Donna in "City Of Angels" (Olivier nomination). Other London premieres include The "Memory of Water," and "Becky Shaw" directed by the Huntington’s artistic director Peter Dubois. For the Royal Shakespeare Company: "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Twelfth Night," "Peer Gynt," and "The Merry Wives of Windsor." Television includes lead roles in British series "Peak Practice," "Merseybeat," "Nice Work," and "Drop The Dead Donkey" (from these three Royal Television Society Awards for Best Actress, & nominations for a British Comedy Award & a BAFTA) and many guest roles in shows like "Sherlock," "Ripper Street," and "Rome. "In the new year she will be seen in Disney’s new live action "Beauty and The Beast" and will start shooting a second series of British hit comedy series "The Windsors" in which she plays Camilla Parker Bowles.

(Courtesy of Anne Marie Feld)
(Courtesy of Anne Marie Feld)

Anne Marie Feld lives in a very sleepy suburb just outside of San Francisco with her husband and two kids. She's working on a children's book and runs a school library, which she thinks may be the best job ever.

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