Find the best quotes by Kenneth Cranham.
You create a blueprint of your best performance, and you’re happiest the night you surpass that blueprint. That won’t happen that often, but it will…
When you act for a living, you are lucky enough to get to say things you really want to say. You get lines that you…
The thing about theatre is that when it is actually occurring, when you have the audience on your side, you absolutely think you can will…
The only acting I knew when I was a boy came from Lochgelly. With a double bill, people would live their lives in the cinema.…
My grandfather, Harry Ferguson, was a butcher in Hill of Beath; so even though my grandparents lived in some poverty, we got loads of beef.…
If you swap it about, do television, theatre, film, you can go on surprising yourself. The problem is you get employed to do something you’ve…
I’ve always liked texts that you immediately understand. I suppose the playwrights who really speak to me are Edward Bond, Joe Orton and Harold Pinter.…
I feel at home in Scotland and go back whenever I can. I’ve played the Edinburgh Festival twice, and I get the train across the…
Cinema dominated the Fife coalfield towns. We lived in Lochgelly, but my mum was caught up in Hollywood. She was in love with the style…
Buying a particular vintage because everyone tips it and then waiting for it to mature is like gambling. The thrill is in placing the bet.…
You have to succeed as a young actor, then as a dad actor, those would be my ‘Harvey Moon’ years, then as an old actor.
When I was in Lochgelly as a boy, I went to the cinema every night – and on Sundays, I used to go to Cowdenbeath…
The first thing I wanted to do, as a boy, was to be a skier, because I had seen film footage of somebody skiing.
The great thing about stage is that you have more control. The stage is yours. The time is yours. Film is really the editor’s medium.
I had a whole Scottish existence until we moved to London when I was four.
I was fantastically well versed by the time I left school. I had a teacher who put ‘A Clockwork Orange’ my way, and ‘Catcher in…
Great wine is always enhanced by great food.
Christopher Plummer once told me that he never orders a wine without first confirming that the restaurant has a second bottle in case he loves…
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