I think behind closed doors people behave differently no matter what period we're looking at, because people have to stand up straight in public but can slouch behind closed doors - can you imagine wearing those corsets?
My dad gave me threepence to pay the fine but I spent it on a Wagon Wheel
I think people often confuse success with fame and stardom.
Even if I hadn't have been nominated for an Oscar, to have won the Golden Glove was just fantastic.
I've made six films since I made Secrets and Lies but I still live in London and I'd love to do theater.
I've done a lot of costume drama and theatre - the National Theatre and In fact, most of my work at the theatre, at the National Theatre anyway, was period.
I've never done a big studio film, I've only ever done little ones.
In fact at home I sometimes like to be quiet and hear the sounds of the world outside.
When I left drama school, there were dozens of rep theatres you could apply to where you got a good training.
Anything where people have to work together makes me cry.
I always think 12 times before saying anything.
I hate that people think going to the theatre is a special occasion. I wish people would treat it as normally as going to the cinema.
I like the enthusiasm but not the insincerity of Los Angeles.
Before every performance, I think I am about to keel over.
Maybe wanting to retire is my ambition.
At the risk of sounding naff, it is having hope fulfilled.
Everyone the world over talks about British actors and British talent and I think thats because we were trained - until now - in theatre.
People say to me that I cant be nervous because Ive had such a wealth of experience, but I tell them that I have never done this particular part before.
I always considered myself very successful even before the success of Secrets and Lies.
The academy awards in England; it's a classy affair as well.
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