Hello, my name is Nicole and I play the role of Gertrude Bell in the Cairo Connection. This role is every actress’s goal...to escape and play the part of a trailblazer, an extraordinary woman. She lived a life that I could only dream of doing: she conquered Alpine peaks; was a desert explorer and cartographer; a spy, wartime political operative and soldier; a writer and an archaeologist who spoke six languages, including Arabic. All while travelling with a canvas bathtub and Wedgewood china. What she did was amazing and I’m excited to share the story of her life. She took the most horrendous risks, that she could have been murdered, or anything could have happened to her in the desert...she was completely fearless. Bell is often referred to as the female version of her friend T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), when in truth, Lawrence could probably be remembered as a less-impressive, male Gertrude Bell!
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Hi, I’m Edmund and am excited to be playing the role of Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence. He was a British archaeologist, army officer, diplomat, and writer, who became renowned for his role in the Arab Revolt and the Sinai and Palestine Campaign against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. The breadth and variety of his activities and associations, and his ability to describe them vividly in writing, earned him international fame as Lawrence of Arabia! Big shoes to fill and I hope you enjoy my performance in the Cairo Connection!
Meet Freya, the actress that plays Gertrude Bell. Gertrude Bell was an inspiring and fearless woman who lived her life to the absolute fullest, travelling and making an impact. She documented her journey’s around the globe where she learned epigraphy, photography, and journalism. I am thrilled to play the role of Gertrude Bell, especially taking place in my most favorite of her travels...Cairo, Egypt.