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When I was 14, I told my mother I intended to be in the House of Commons in the morning, in court in the afternoon…
You don’t learn from good people – they’ve found what works for them and are completely original; you learn from the people who are bad.…
There are a lot of little lessons that can be taught around the home without sitting a child down and boring them to death with…
What interests me about life most is people, and the why of the world. That’s what theatre looks at: it examines life, and gives it…
The only time I ever spend alone is when I am working or when my husband is away filming. I put the kids to bed…
The benefits of feminism for someone like my husband are fantastic. He can stay at home with the kids, he can take them to a…
Literature is reflecting what is happening in life. More and more women are having relationships with younger men. It’s partly that women are not losing…
In the area we live, there’s a large show of children who run from one house to another house to another house. That’s lovely because…
If I were in politics, I’d make both left and right sit down and make good decisions about national health. It’s a huge problem, and…
I was very lucky. I left college, and Richard Eyre was in charge of the National Theatre. I was offered the lead in ‘The Seagull’…
I use my awards as doorstops. Others are in the office or in little cubbyholes in our library – they go between the books, because…
I think I was brought up with an innate sense of responsibility because my dad was in the Foreign Office where you were in somebody…
I really love my food. My favourite thing is artichokes. I am not so much interested in desserts or chocolate, though. I also like to…
I love theatre because it’s just me and the audience. It’s the litmus test in acting, to be able to sustain a performance over one,…
I love live performance and have huge admiration for people who can really do it. It’s the same with music: I’ll play a record and…
I love dressing up. But I’m very low-maintenance; the week before an event, I’ll choose something as quickly as possible and that’s that. If I…
Childhood has definitely been invented, hasn’t it? I think that’s because people had children later, and we appreciate and cherish childhood a lot more.
I had a great start in television; the first thing I did was an episode of ‘Performance’ called ‘The Entertainer’ with Michael Gambon playing Archie…
Appallingly, I hadn’t thought about it one jot. I never daydreamed as a little girl of getting married and having children. I was as surprised…
Working in films, there are hundreds of odd moments.
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