Rebecca Hall has three big roles in this year's summer season of plays at the Theatre Royal Bath. Sir Peter is now in his seventies, and has been married four times (his third wife - the Detroit-born opera diva Maria Ewing is Hall's mum). "I would always be known as Sir Peter Hall's daughter, even if he weren't directing me right now," she says about the renowned theatre and opera director.
"I would always be known as Sir Peter Hall's daughter, even if he weren't directing me right now," she says about the renowned theatre and opera director.
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"I am not going to get completely self-obsessed and wrapped up in it all. She's wearing a necklace - "It's a bird of peace" - and clothes that are "a cross between vintage and charity shop".
She has a sticking plaster on her foot: "I cut it kneeling as a nun in Galileo's Daughter because the Poor Clare nuns didn't wear shoes," she says.
Despite Hall's star credentials, she is living humbly in a shared house in Bath, chosen from the theatre's digs list, with three other actors from the cast.
"My room is a tad claustrophobic, but I have a small television," she says.
She had just walked out of her second year at Cambridge, where she had been reading English, determined to act "come hell or high water" - when her dad handed her the script. "I thought I might as well stand in the firing line and get the 'dad' thing over with as soon as possible," she says.
"How could I walk straight into a lead role in the West End, with everybody saying, 'Here comes the director's daughter'? She was terrified of "falling flat on my face" but was not the only frightened one.
He also directs her in George Bernard Shaw's Man and Superman.
Both plays are in rep with Molière's Dom Juan (here presented in a translation from 2001 by Simon Nye as Don Juan), in which Hall gets a breather from dad and is directed by Thea Sharrock, who also directed Hall in DH Lawrence's The Fight for Barbara last year in the Peter Hall Company season.
But you wouldn't know it's me," says Hall, lighting up suddenly for the first time.
"Well, it is much more light hearted," she says of this particular part, as if the pressure is lifted from her to be so seriously good.
As the adoring Maria Celeste, she is dressed "in a brown sack".