Writer and actor Anton Burge has written ten plays championing the need for roles for women in theatre, all focusing on the lives of celebrated women of the 19th and 20th centuries. These include 'Bette & Joan', starring Greta Scacchi and Anita Dobson; 'Storm in a Flower Vase',Mrs. Pat', starring Dame Penelope Keith. 'Year of the Virgin' is his most recent and first contemporary work. His plays are published by Samuel French and 'Portraying Elizabeth', a study of actresses interpretations of Queen Elizabeth I, published later this year, is his first book. The book includes interviews with: Glenda Jackson, Dame Eileen Atkins, Dame Harriet Walter and Miranda Richardson.