I was amazed at how well the actress who portrayed Little Voice in the movie of the same name did the impersonations of so many famous female singers. Can you tell me more about her and how she developed this talent?
—Christie R., Illinois
British soprano Jane Horrocks came by her talent naturally, with no specific vocal training for the challenging role of LV in the 1998 movie Little Voice. She did train at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and the Royal Shakespeare Company, though. After working for years in theater, television, and feature films in Britain, she won a Los Angeles Critics Award in 1992 for her role in Mike Nichols' feature film, Life is Sweet. She has since appeared in Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis and Born Romantic, among other features. Horrocks also has appeared in more than 20 television roles, many on the BBC, and recently completed work on episodes of the campy favorite, Absolutely Fabulous. She is working on a new series, as yet unnamed. Horrocks lives with her two children and their father outside of London.