England as a culture has endured so much more than America has as a culture, so it's given them a different perspective.
I like writing letters and receiving letters. It's a shame that we've lost the art of letter-writing and saving correspondence. I mourn that.
Most people grow up dreaming of going to Hollywood and some of them work and work and work and finally end up in Hollywood.
By definition, an actor's life is a recipe for regret. There are always roads you could have taken. But I've lived long enough to realise that each road has its own rewards.
Well, I have a band, Sadie and the Hotheads, and we have an album that is already out that is available on our website.
I don't believe in villains - just people who channel their energy in the wrong way.
I turned down the opportunity to be in some films that went on to be blockbusters.
I've got my private life - that's sacred - and I didn't have that before.
If I feel I can play a part I do everything in my power to try to play it.
We lack rituals in this modern world.
Now we have to contend with overstimulation and too many opportunities all the time, and too many decisions all the time.
The way it works in Hollywood is that if you're hot it doesn't matter if you're right for the part or not, you're just offered it.
There is nothing in my life where I view myself as a 1920s person.
North Hollywood isn't actually Hollywood, it's in the San Fernando Valley... it's not the most glamorous part of L.A.
My job now is to work hard and learn all I can.
My father was an academic, an eccentric. He was a lecturer.
My family were all into classical music, and I found that very intimidating.
That feeling of being 19 or 20 and 'hot' in Hollywood was so intense.
It's very tough when two creative people are together.
I've raised daughters who are English, and I'm American, so they're culturally different to me, which is an unusual situation.
I'm someone who's done the opposite of whatever the received wisdom is, to keep your career going into your 50s.
I've been in things that have impressed people and they've come up to congratulate you but in a kind of, you-must-think-you're-really-special way.
In London, I take the Tube everywhere.
In today's world, we all live with the burden of feeling that anything is possible if we're only clever enough, smart enough, work hard enough.
It's peaceful for people to know how their lives are going to be, pretty much.
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