February 2010 – Actress – Ruta Gedmintas

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About

In 2007, Ruta starred in the hit Showtime series The Tudors alongside Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Henry Cavill. It was also picked up by the BBC and CBC and aired in October 2007.

In January to March 2009, she performed in the Olivier Award-winning stage production of Spring Awakening. Ruta played Ilse, a childhood friend of Melchior who runs away from a sexually abusive home to become a Bohemian.

In August 2009, Ruta filmed the dark British thriller, Prowl, directed by Patrik Syversen. The film is slated for a late 2010 release.

In July 2010, she was cast in the female lead role of Ursula in the new television series The Borgias. The Showtime epic starts shooting in August in Budapest and Ruta stars opposite Jeremy Irons with Neil Jordan directing. The series is set in 1492 Rome and tells the story of the noble Borgia family who came into power and became infamous for their abuse of their authority, leaving an enduring legacy of their corruption.

Also in July 2010, Ruta completed filming T In The Park, set at the Scottish music festival in Scotland. The story follows an indie-rock singer who finds himself handcuffed to the leader of a big U.S. rock band.

Ruta will next hit television screens in October 2010, where she plays the central role in the new BBC series Lip Service. Reminiscent of the US phenomenon, The L Word, this bold new six-parter about the sex lives and relationships of a group twenty-something lesbians living in contemporary Glasgow, has been written and created for the BBC by Harriet Braun. Ruta plays Frankie, an irreverent and provocative photographer who avoids commitment at all turns.

LnL Questionnaire

Your favourite virtue?
Compassion

Your main characteristic?
Sensitivity.

What draws you most to your friends?
Humour and understanding. A little bit of geek somewhere.

Given the opportunity what would you most like to change?
I think it’s important to not change things about yourself, but strive to improve on who you are.

Who would you most like to take out for dinner?
Walt Whitman.

Your idea of happiness?
My family and friends all happy and content.

What is your favourite way of spending the day?
I love my job. So a bit of acting, then discovering something new. Then finishing off with some friends some rum, and some good music.

Whose life other than yours would you most like to have lived?
David Attenborough.

Where would you most like to live?
Everywhere. for a bit at a time.

Who is your favourite author?
Do playwrights count? If so, Arthur Miller or Tenessee Williams.

Who is your favourite poet?
Walt Whitman.

Your favourite heroes in fiction?
I think James Stewart in ‘it’s a wonderful life’

Your favourite heroine in fiction?
I just got a new favourite. San in princess mononoke.

Favourite Painters?
Caravaggio, Klimt, Jack Vettriano, Waterhouse, Alice Neel
Has become a recent favourite. She did a great portrait of Andy Warhol, who also intrigues me

Who is your favourite composer?
Chopin has featured throughout my life. But if i could have a contempory pop/folk composer i would say Andrew Bird also.

What is your favourite film?
I have no single favourite, as i like a selection from all genres. But if you forced me to choose one. It’s a wonderful life.

Favourite food?
I will always love roast dinner. Just without the meaty bits.

Favourite drink?
I’m a whiskey and rum girl.
Who do you most admire?
My parents.

What is your present state of mind?
Scatty. What country am i in?

For what fault do you have most toleration?
I tolerate a lot of faults, because they are part of what individualize us. Our faults are our quirks.

Your favourite motto
It’s written in ink on my arm.

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