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Miss Marple’s Julia McKenzie: ‘I'm feeling more alive than I have for a long time’

  • “None of Stephen Sondheim’s characters ever say the words ‘I love you’ to each other,” points out Julia McKenzie. “His musicals were so much more sophisticated than that.” To prove her point, McKenzie quotes a line from Follies – in the original London production of which she starred 36 years ago – her eyes glittering as she nails the punctuation with steely precision: “All that time wasted,/Merely passing through/Time I could have spent so content/Wasting time with you.” Then she smiles, nods a