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Born: 1965-01-09
Profession: Actress
Nation: British
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You grow up by making mistakes. I've made a ton of them, but as long as I keep on failing better, I don't mind.

Tags: Keep, Mind, Mistakes

I care so much less, now, about going up the ladder; if I cared about the ladder I would be doing it all very wrong.

Tags: Care, Less, Wrong

And whatever my weight, I've always been skinny from the waist up.

Tags: Skinny, Weight, Whatever

I live quite an unsettled life.

Tags: Life, Quite, Unsettled

I think work really is a life saver, because it carries you forward, which is good.

Tags: Good, Life, Work

My mother, for the last 20 years anyway, would not call herself a Marxist but a human rights activist.

Tags: Human, Last, Mother

Seize the day. Well, I aspire to that anyway.

Tags: Anyway, Aspire, Seize

So often people say something and you realise you haven't really heard it.

Tags: Heard, Often, Realise

There's still a bit of a problem, in that so many leading English roles are taken by American or French actresses.

Tags: American, Problem, Taken

To newspapers and publishing houses I urge the use of fact over fiction, freedom of the press, and responsibility at all times.

Tags: Fact, Freedom, Times

When I very first started out, I had that arrogance of youth.

Tags: Arrogance, Started, Youth

Everyone knows in the industry that when these great roles come up, every two years, there's a huge number of people up for them. I'm not one of those top five females that can personally finance any film.

Tags: Everyone, Finance, Great

I'd love to adopt, but having a daughter, Daisy, who's in the middle of her teens, I'm now thinking: Is this a time to start all over again or is this a time to realise those child-rearing years are over?

Tags: Love, Thinking, Time

It's very difficult when there are pictures taken on the red carpet. I find those things so terrifying that another persona just kicks in. I don't recognise myself.

Tags: Another, Difficult, Pictures

OK, I wasn't as successful as, say, Julia Roberts, but I'd spent years in a very respectable career, some big American films but a host of other smaller, really exciting, maybe experimental films, being paid rubbish but working with fine people, that was what I thought I was known for.

Tags: Career, Successful, Thought

So finally, I can feel a sort of pride in all my family - Mum, Lynn, Corin, Tasha, my cousin Gemma - because, I think how wonderful that this troop of gypsies can carry on telling stories.

Tags: Family, Pride, Wonderful

The early part of my career I really struggled, getting turned down again and again. I was in debt, and it was horrible. And then my family hit such highs in their careers, I asked myself what I was thinking going into the same profession.

Tags: Career, Family, Thinking

The highest pay cheque my mother ever received funded the building of a nursery school in Shepherd's Bush - the school cost well over three times the money she donated to the making of the film 'The Palestinian.' Unsurprisingly this always goes unmentioned in the press.

Tags: Money, Mother, School