I think behind closed doors people behave differently no matter what period we're looking at, because people have to stand up straight in public but can slouch behind closed doors - can you imagine wearing those corsets?
I hate that people think going to the theatre is a special occasion. I wish people would treat it as normally as going to the cinema.
I think people often confuse success with fame and stardom.
The academy awards in England; it's a classy affair as well.
Being a secretary was considered a very good job in those days.
Maybe wanting to retire is my ambition.
Anything where people have to work together makes me cry.
Before every performance, I think I am about to keel over.
Even if I hadn't have been nominated for an Oscar, to have won the Golden Glove was just fantastic.
I always considered myself very successful even before the success of Secrets and Lies.
I always think 12 times before saying anything.
I like the enthusiasm but not the insincerity of Los Angeles.
When I left drama school, there were dozens of rep theatres you could apply to where you got a good training.
People say to me that I can't be nervous because I've had such a wealth of experience, but I tell them that I have never done this particular part before.
Everyone the world over talks about British actors and British talent and I think that's because we were trained - until now - in theatre.
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