It is easy to see why Elizabeth was first choice to play Helena, the fictitious Queen of England: she is probably more regal than many real-life royals.
(I mean, even Her Majesty has been seen on a train since the 80s.)It strikes me that there is nothing about Elizabeth that is casual, from the way she pronounces the word ‘yes’ (variants on yup or yah), to her perfectly applied soft grey eye make-up, to the fact she lives part-time in a house that she admits has more bedrooms than she could ever possibly need.
She eats three apples a day; practises the martial art wing chun; tries to drink a mug of hot water in the morning but often forgets, and never ever eats fast food or ready meals – though she will eat chips at a restaurant.
She also goes for long stints without alcohol (‘You can’t look good if your liver is unhappy’) and moisturises several times a day.
A cosy, characterful hotel in a handsome 16th-century black-and-white coaching inn just off Ledbury’s high street.