Sometimes, while driving, she will run through her lines, and at the moment that means mentally rehearsing her role as Isabella Stewart in The National Theatre of Scotland's forthcoming James Plays: ambitious dramatisations of the lives of James I, James II and James III of Scotland.Isabella was the last of the Mormaer line of native Scottish kings, and recently Duff found herself thinking as she drove about what a nasty, conniving person her character must have been."I love playing her," she thought, "but I don't like her as a person. She's vile." Duff often thinks about past roles, too.
She worked in theatre for seven years, appearing with Scottish Opera in Street Scene as Shirley Kaplan in 1989, and at the Coliseum Theatre in London with the English National Opera. On leaving Hunter High School she joined The Company, a youth opportunities theatre company, based at the Glasgow Arts Centre in Washington Street and spent her summers with the Scottish Youth Theatre.She entered the profession in 1983 with her first job at the Young Playwrights Festival (Scottish Youth Theatre/The Traverse).Relations on the famous are regularly really short partnership, they are gone lengthy and infidelities are very common.Rare may be the famous who has spent years happily married to his/her partner, in truth, only a handful of actors or singers who are married for over 2 years.