Brenda Blethyn Quotes

The strange thing is that since I've been offered lots of films I think that maybe they think that I've sold out to Hollywood. Which is not the case if anybody's listening... view

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I've made six films since I made Secrets and Lies but I still live in London and I'd love to do theater... view

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I've never done a big studio film, I've only ever done little ones... view

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In fact at home I sometimes like to be quiet and hear the sounds of the world outside... view

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It's a real leveller, you know, to do theatre at least once every two years... view

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It's the same as any role and I find that you can't lump characters together.. view

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Maybe wanting to retire is my ambition... view

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The academy awards in England.. view

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When I left drama school, there were dozens of rep theatres you could apply to where you got a good training... view

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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... view

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Being a secretary was considered a very good job in those days... view

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People say to me that I can't be nervous because I've had such a wealth of experience, but I tell them that I have never done this particular part before... view

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Even if I hadn't have been nominated for an Oscar, to have won the Golden Glove was just fantastic... view

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Anything where people have to work together makes me cry... view

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Everyone the world over talks about British actors and British talent and I think that's because we were trained - until now - in theatre... view

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Before every performance, I think I am about to keel over... view

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I think people often confuse success with fame and stardom... view

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I always considered myself very successful even before the success of Secrets and Lies... view

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I always think 12 times before saying anything... view

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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... view

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I knew Secrets and Lies was a great film, but I didn't expect it to get the attention it did because none of his other films had and I thought they were just as good... view

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I like the enthusiasm but not the insincerity of Los Angeles... view

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I love silence... view

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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?.. view

By: Brenda Blethyn