This picture was taken by my husband Simon several days after this little colt entered the world. I have always adored horses and have owned them for most of my adult life. When I was a young girl, I was given a red setter – it was the nearest thing to a horse that I was allowed to have in the house.
My mare was due to foal at the end of April last year. The only way to ensure that we would be there to witness it was to hire a mobile home and park at the stables where she was at livery, which was quite a long way from our home.
We hired it for the weekend she was due. At the time, we had just begun pre-production for our latest film, The House that Mary Bought. So in the daytime we were in the office, and at night in the stable-yard.