Life is too short to live on low-fat everything.
If you're feeling insecure and you need to feel special, the best place to go is somewhere foreign where people treat you as special because you're different.
We older women in Europe are lucky not to be shoved away in a drawer.
I used to be so intensely preoccupied by unhappiness... now there are times where you might get down, but you can move on much faster now.
I'm very wary of trust, you see.
You know those drugstore kits that tell you when you're pregnant? They should have one that tells you when you're sane.
I think in most jobs, you get better as you get older. You gain experience, you gain knowledge.
I like the idea that I'm making things that people might think and argue about.
I am so bored with seeing stories about a mature man of 65 falling in love with a beautiful girl of 32.
It's very hard having a career in different continents and two different languages.
Having a career is a bit like navigating an Atlantic crossing - you have to make sure everything is keeping and is balanced.
Most films seem to be about a man and a women falling in love at some point and once you pass forty-five, it's almost disgusting to fall in love.
My children are lovely. They're perfect.
I find it very difficult to be two different characters at the same time - actress and mother.
The parts I've been most successful in are the ones I've desperately, desperately wanted.
I'd love to do some comedy. Particularly French comedy, which I know sounds like a contradiction in terms.
I can't move back to England. My home is in France now. I'd love to but I can't. My family's all there now.
If anyone says, 'Let's have a girls' night out,' I will run in the opposite direction.
Exoticism can give you an edge: it makes people assume you're cleverer than you are and gives you the upper hand.
Buy, buy, buy, buy! They want to grab you and trap you and turn you into little Elizabeth Hurleys.
Boarding school is a wicked thing.
As actors, we're always asked to portray and react to these extreme circumstances, otherwise it's not interesting. They are agonizing things to think about.
I'm not used to being asked what I want to talk about. That's why I'm an actress. Get told what to do, stand on the mark, say your words, wear this, look this way, look that way.
You have to think about whether that Mercedes-Benz you have is actually worth how much it costs to you.
You don't choose a film because it's made by a woman, you choose it because it's good.
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