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Kim Cattrall and Seth Numrich in Sweet Bird of Youth. Photo: Manuel Harlan/PA

Kim Cattrall and Seth Numrich in Sweet Bird of Youth. Photo: Manuel Harlan/PA

Kim Cattrall and Seth Numrich in Sweet Bird of Youth. Photo: Manuel Harlan/PA

SEX And The City star Kim Cattrall (56) says she has come to terms with taking on 'older woman' roles as she prepares for her latest West End part.

But the actress said Hollywood still struggles to find fulfilling roles for older women. Cattrall opens in Sweet Bird Of Youth this week, playing faded Hollywood star Alexandra Del Lago in the new production of Tennessee Williams's play in London.

She said she was sidelined in the film world by her mid-30s but she said she was sure people want to see films depicting women of her age.

"When I turned 35, the amount of scripts I was sent cut in half, or a little bit more.

"I was relegated to mum and supporting roles, which can be rewarding, but I thought, 'Well, I have more life experience'.

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