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Elaine Cassidy, interview: I’m not sleeping, I’m losing weight — but I’ve been handed the best box of treats

Elaine Cassidy was cast in Les Liaisons Dangereuses after Michelle Dockery pulled out. She’s happy to let it take over her life, she tells Susannah Butter.

Elaine Cassidy has known Dominic West for three weeks and already he is impersonating her walk. It’s all part of a rehearsal exercise for Les Liaisons Dangereuses, which they are co-starring in at the Donmar Warehouse. She is good-natured about his take on the way she moves: “Dominic is goofy, he has a laugh and is really approachable.” She hasn’t seen him in The Affair but says: “I can understand the appeal. He is easy on the eye. And The Wire is brilliant.”

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