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Born: 1961-04-05
Profession: Actress
Nation: English
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I normally go with the flow.

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I try and be truthful.

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I want to try and be instinctive as a writer and director.

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I was 18 when I got my first TV job.

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I was a freestyle dancer; I wasn't trained.

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I was never that comfortable in front of the camera, it always terrified me.

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I wonder whether my bleak-o-meter is set differently from other people's.

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I work best when there is adversity: I seem to get calmer the more the fur is flying.

Tags: Adversity, Best, Work

I'm fascinated with what an audience will take away from an image.

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I'm much happier behind the camera.

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I've got no education.

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I've not used a score in any of my films so far.

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Obviously when you cast someone who hasn't acted before it can be a massive opportunity for them.

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Once I've finished a film I just want to get on and make another one.

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People ask, 'Are your things autobiographical?,' and I think, no, they're not autobiographical directly, but of course my life has informed my work.

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Sometimes when you're going fast, your instincts can be very useful.

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Usually, I make such small-budget films that I can't afford to buy weather.

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We're all quite vulnerable human beings really.

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You learn on every film so much.

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I definitely feel sorry more people don't get to see my films. They aren't inaccessible, and if people got the chance to see them, I know they'd like them.

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Interestingly, I never thought I'd do an adaptation. I've also been quite against them. I think trying to translate one medium to another is wrong. I never really felt that books fitted into film. Generally people are disappointed, aren't they?

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My films don't give you an easy ride. I can see that. The sense I get is that people have quite a physical experience with them. They feel afterwards that they've really been through something.

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With a lot of films, people are sitting on the outside looking in, but I want the audience to get a bit more intimately involved with what's going on, so that they maybe can experience it a little bit more intensely.

Tags: Experience, Looking, Maybe

I always think that if you look at anyone in detail, you will have empathy for them because you recognize them as a human being, no matter what they've done.

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I don't think you can question your instinct; you should always trust it.

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Whenever I get fed up with life I love to go wandering in nature.

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I grew up in a working-class family, so I guess you could say I write from what I know.

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I'm sure most of us remember being a kid and you have all of this endless time where two weeks before Christmas feels like ten years. I used to go to bed to try and go to sleep to try and make it go faster.

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A lot of people have something to say about 'Wuthering Heights,' but nobody quite nails it.

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As long as you keep your budgets small, there's a way of making films.

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Dramatically, I like darkness, I like conflict - but I don't see the world as defined by them.

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Every time I start a film I feel like I'm starting the first time, ever.

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Films are all about decisions, and that's what I love.

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For me, making films is about trying to work something out by myself in quite a lonely way. I find the whole thing very lonely really.

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I always get quite close to my script because I work quite hard on them.

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I am obsessed with why people turn out the way they are.

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I can't remember why or how I started writing, but I think it was always a way of making sense of the world.

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I deliberately never read about films before I see them.

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I do believe some people can naturally act and don't know it.

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I don't feel very revengeful in life at all.

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I don't read reviews.

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I don't think estates are grim places.

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I don't want to think too much about me.

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I hear filmmakers saying, 'I wanted to make to make a film about this issue, or this theme,' but I never start like that.

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I just like doing things from my own head.

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I love insects. They are amazing.

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I never write with an actor in mind - never.

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