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The Actors: Flora Montgomery

Flora Montgomery really enjoyed playing the vivacious and energetic Ruth Maguire

"Ruth is a girl with so much spirit, but it is in the wrong hands. She came to Cape Town to follow her dream and to follow her boyfriend Nicky hoping that life would be amazing but she ended up in the wrong job with the wrong man...totally unfulfilled. Then she finds Anner House and though there are problems along the way, life becomes incredibly exciting for her. She is very capable and energetic and Anner House is the direction for her."

"Ruth is quite similar to me except I can't see myself ending up with a man like Nicky who completely manipulates her, although I suppose we've all been victims of 'rose tinted relationships'."

Flora is a big fan of Maeve Binchy. "I'm not a big 'Chick Lit' person myself but she's such a good writer and this is such a romantic story. It's the story of a woman and man who need their wings - then they find them and off they fly - two people who take off into a new world."

Flora Montgomery won best actress at the Monte Carlo Film Festival 2003 and shooting star at the Berlin Film Festival 2003. At IFTA 2002 she was nominated Best Actress for her role in 'When Brendan met Trudy' and won the Best Actress Award for the same role at the Las Palmas Film Festival. Her most recent film role was as Michelle in Michael Caton Jones' 'Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction'.

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