( Contactmusic ) - British actress JULIE CHRISTIE is suffering from a rare and irreversible condition that has left her unable to remember events from her past. Christie won the Best Actress Golden Globe last week (13Jan08) for her role as a woman with Alzheimer's disease in Away From Her - a portrayal influenced by her own experience as a victim of autobiographical amnesia. She says, "It makes learning my lines very difficult. Because of that I've been happy to stay away from films and stage work. I have turned down a lot of offers from Hollywood producers and ( London's) West End directors. But the 66-year-old, who was diagnosed with the condition more than a decade ago, was determined to hide her handicap from the cast and crew while filming the 2006 drama. A member of the production team says, "I am absolutely astonished to learn this. She impressed throughout filming as nothing less than a consummate professional. "My heart goes out to her. No one would guess she had any trouble remembering her lines."
Christie Suffering From Amnesia
20 January 2008 19:54 (UTC+04:00)