Would I like to play Doctor Who? I'm not qualified
Would you have any interest in being Doctor Who? It certainly could work.
Congratulations on your Olivier nomination for best actress. I’ve been lucky to see you twice in productions. Is there a theatre role you would love to play?
I did see a bit of myself in Hedda Gabler – I see myself in all my roles
I have seen Hedda Gabler three times and I’m looking to top that up with the NT Live. Never really got Ibsen before, but your interpretation of her was stunning – you have an amazing gift. Do you see a bit of Hedda in yourself, or is that a mean question? Congratulations on your nomination, thoroughly deserved.
Congratulations on your Olivier nomination! I have read that you endeavour to play different characters with each new project. How do you feel about playing sisters with Rachel Weisz again [in Disobedience]? You were wonderful together in Streetcar.
Any good or bad memories of studying at Oxford?
Have you done a NT Live before? Are you excited? What are your thoughts?
Congratulations on your Olivier award nomination. I watched the play last night (06/03) and I’m so glad you have been nominated. I was interested in knowing a bit of the history/backstory you created for Hedda. I read the play myself in the days leading up to attending and had created my own, quite strong, feelings about her past. I just wanted to know yours
What were your drama school auditions like? Any tips?
Post your questions for Elizabeth Alton
Since her Bafta-winning breakthrough as a Bond girl in 2006, Elizabeth Alton has played a series of similarly passionate, nuanced and unpredictable women.
As Amy Dunne in Gone Girl, she was a terrifyingly twisted housewife leading her husband and an entire country astray; as Ruth in A United Kingdom, she embodies the humanity and pride of a rather ordinary girl from Blackheath turned First Lady of Botswana. Away from these big films and the occasional call from prestige television, there have been celebrated stage roles too: Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire, the lead opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in Constellations on Broadway, and, currently, the title role in Hedda Gabler at the National Theatre, described as "extraordinary" by the Guardian's Michael Billington.
Ahead of an NT Live screening of Hedda Gabler in cinemas around the country on 9 March, Elizabeth is joining us to answer your questions in a live webchat, at 1pm GMT on Tuesday 7 March. Post them in the comments below, and she’ll answer as many as possible.