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The most surprising thing for my mother and father was when I was actually earning more money than them by the time I was about…
The best part of learning any profession, when you’re really going through those huge stretching escalated times of learning and energy, is when you want…
It was a very odd household, because the grandmothers were so different. Both of them had their own pianos. So it would be duelling pianos…
If you’ve got a lot of children, I think you let the other children bring them up more and you just sort of step in…
If you were in the film industry at that time, you were always picked up by directors who were much older. You were whisked about…
If there was a distraction I’d get up and jump out the window. I was quite out of hand. In schools like that I don’t…
I spoke French a bit, and I could speak a bit of this and that, and when you were taught those things by people who…
I sort of was good at writing essays. I was never very good at mathematics, and I was never very good at algebra. I loved…
I had a place in England and was commuting from England to Australia, which is pretty stupid, but after two years I sort of knew…
I didn’t know what to do with myself. I wasn’t excited by the teaching of the school. If they’d been intent on really teaching you…
At boarding school you had to wear your name across your chest and your back, and obviously I had a pretty funny name. It wasn’t…
You never came home for lunch: you just stayed doing, playing, having fun, surfing, running round.
Suddenly I had a contract and I was earning lots of money.
When I did Taming of the Shrew, I was very tired, and I decided to have a holiday and make a documentary.
Once, the parental bed collapsed because all the children sat on it at once.
My mother felt it was time that I had some parental control, so I went off to America and went to New York.
I was a hard worker, and I always knew my lines.
I learnt the theory of movement, which I still teach sometimes. I was very, very ambitious to learn a skill.
I don’t think in my family anyone looked after anyone. It didn’t matter how old they were.
I had a quick ear and could pick up languages.
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