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There’s a character I played in ‘Love in a Cold Climate’ – very like my mother. I asked if I could wear a man’s shoes…
There are actresses who’ve had expensive work done and look great, so I’m not holier-than-thou about it. But it wouldn’t be for me, perhaps because…
The thing about members of your family is that if you met them for the first time at a party, you might not bother to…
Some people love Sundays; I don’t, particularly. I used to rather dread them when I was younger. I was brought up on Sunday roasts, which…
My first job was in pantomime; I was a chorus girl in ‘Dick Whittington’ at 16. I got the part by ringing the director daily…
Mummy always wanted the five children, and she knew she couldn’t look after them all because she was this absolutely glorious woman who loved going…
Living as an actor is rather like living life on the trapezes in a circus. Every time you jump on, you have to pray that,…
I’ve made great friends through acting. When I’m with Victoria Wood and Julie Walters, we have grand fun. We can make each other howl with…
I left school the day I turned 16, the earliest day I legally could. Determined to follow a life on stage, preferably with some dance…
I landed the role of Bravo 5, the only female fighter pilot in ‘Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.’ I did my bit…
I have a horror of boring someone or, worse still, of someone boring me. I said to my mother when I was seven, ‘But, Mums,…
My mother Diana was a true-blue aristocrat, descended from William the Conqueror and listed in ‘Burke’s Peerage.’ My father David, from a poor Scottish family,…
If I look back, my mother was always out. I can remember the perfume and her scarlet chiffon dress and crystal beads, going to a…
While other girls swooned over The Beatles and the Rolling Stones, I worshipped Rudolf Nureyev and Isadora Duncan.
I’ve had to spend an awful lot of my life trying to pretend I’m not posh. Although once I open my mouth, I rather let…
I watch people from the top of buses who don’t know they’re being watched. It’s quite fascinating.
I’m a bit of a fraud, really, as I didn’t study acting at a drama school.
I love Monet – I’ve nicknamed him King Blob. When you go up to the painting, it’s a series of blobs – amazing.
If I ever married, I know I would dread the daily sound of the key in the door and the casual expectancy of ‘Hello! I’m…
Anyone who goes on the stage is a show-off, aren’t they? Acting’s weird.
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