Saturday, December 17, 2011

A career Greta Scacchi's girl Leila George was born to pursue

Sunday Telegraph, 12.18.11

SHE has two famous actor parents but, after a year of studying filmmaking, Leila George has decided she'd rather follow their footsteps on the other side of the camera.

The daughter of Greta Scacchi and Law And Order: Criminal Intent star Vincent D'Onofrio graduated from a foundation course at the Sydney Film School on Wednesday but has decided to pursue acting in New York.

Her father, known for his TV role as Detective Goren, flew from the US for the graduation. Scacchi was performing in David Williamson's play, Nothing Personal, at The Ensemble Theatre when the graduation ceremony was being held..

George, who studied drama at school in the UK, said acting was her passion.

"I've always loved being on stage and at the film school I found that I wanted to be in all the films they were writing," she said. "

I've grown up with actors as parents so I know how hard it is."

George plans to study method acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York next year where her father sometimes teaches. She will live with him, his second wife Carin van der Donk and their two sons while she is there.

Scacchi said her daughter has the talent to pursue an acting career.

"As long as she works hard, and she is exceedingly disciplined, I think she'll be fine," she said.

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Ms Misanthropist said...

She's lovely! I live in Sydney, so will keep my eyes peeled for Vincent. I've noticed Greta is in a play at the moment.

Jaime said...

Congratulations to Leila, she has grown into a lovely young lady.

magpyi said...

Im so happy for him. Im sure it's a dream come true for Vincent to have his family together. How luck they are. What a wonderful husband and daddy. :) much love to them all and merry christmas!

Jane said...

Good for her! In fact with her degree under her belt she could do both, praise to Leila ( she favours them both) and a merry christmas and happy new year to everyone here at The Reel:)

thereel said...

Thank you Jane. Happy holidays and best wishes for the coming year to you, and to everyone visiting us.

Regina Caschetto said...

What great news. I have been wondering what Leila was doing. She is beautiful and, I am sure, very talented. But I'm really happy that after all theses years of seeing her father just on holidays and vacations, she will have the opportunity to live with him and the rest of the family.
Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year to everyone.
And a big Thank You to the reel for always being there for Vincent's loyal fans.

thereel said...

Thanks Regina, and thanks for visiting.

Regina Caschetto said...

Forgot to mention this. The article lists her as Leila George not Leila George D'Onofrio. Do you think she is going to use George as her last name?

mauigirl said...

How wonderful! I have no doubt both Leila's parents are quite proud of her. I imagine Vincent is beyond excited to have Leila living with him, and Carin and the boys will love having her there.

krismiss said...

Hi Regina, I was wondering that too. I had always hoped she would go with 'Leila George' because I'm guessing that her own success might be a little sweeter if it isn't initially tied to her famous father's famous name. Maybe she'll do a John Mellencamp thing over time. That would be cool.

There were so many nice things in this article. The whole thing made me smile.

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