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.
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.
Most people grow up dreaming of going to Hollywood and some of them work and work and work and finally end up in Hollywood.
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.
We lack rituals in this modern world.
I turned down the opportunity to be in some films that went on to be blockbusters.
I've raised daughters who are English, and I'm American, so they're culturally different to me, which is an unusual situation.
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.
In London, I take the Tube everywhere.
If I feel I can play a part I do everything in my power to try to play it.
I've got my private life - that's sacred - and I didn't have that before.
I've found acting on stage much more challenging than on screen.
I can't just sit around thinking how lucky I am.
Now we have to contend with overstimulation and too many opportunities all the time, and too many decisions all the time.
I had reconciled myself to being happily out to pasture, a bit.
I have a terrible sense of direction.
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.
To me, the lyrics of the song define the kind of style it is.
That feeling of being 19 or 20 and 'hot' in Hollywood was so intense.
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.
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