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It is not good to cross the bridge before you get to it.
I think you should take your job seriously, but not yourself - that is the best combination.
Seriously, though, I think I never ceased to be grateful of the fact that I am able to do a job that I really love - I never got over that.
Work certainly does help fill a void.
Anything that we can do to improve the lives of elderly people is welcome so far as I am concerned.
I don't think anybody can be told how to act. I think you can give advice. But you have to find your own way through it.
My husband was actually very keen that I would become a Bond girl.
There are very few things that surprise me.
I was in Yorkshire. We were a family of five and I used to be sent sometimes to get the rations for the week and I was easily able to carry them back. It was like one egg and a tiny bit of tea.
Michael died five years ago this January, and the first thing that really struck me about the script was the part about her peeling off from the funeral and just getting into a rowboat and having a real kind of cry where nobody was.
Because, you know, I can't work a bicycle pump.
I would hate people to think bossy is all I can do.
I just feel incredibly lucky to be employed when there are so many actors and actresses who are not employed. That's why, you know, I sometimes feel desperate, in case I'm not going to be cast again.
Frankly, I never had any intense desire to go to India. I know that sounds a bit strange, but it just never was someplace I had a burning desire to visit.
The more I do, the more frightened I get. But that is essential. Otherwise why would I go on doing it?
The theater is the thing I love doing most.
I don't really want to retire. I intend to go on working as long as I can because I still have a huge amount of energy.
I love being part of a company, and telling a story.
I need to learn every day.
I don't think that care homes are all rotten old places that ought to be shut down.
I wanted to be a set designer when I was young.
I'd rather do a part because I want to, not because great things are expected of me.
Sometimes nudity is gratuitous. We just live in a society where everything goes.
Some things you know about, you know what the ingredients are - maybe not all of them. But it's up to you to put in the amount. It's up to the director to nag you until you get it right.
Actually, what I miss are people corpsing on stage.
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