Brenda Blethyn Quotes

24 Brenda Blethyn quotes:

"Anything where people have to work together makes me cry."
"Even if I hadn't have been nominated for an Oscar, to have won the Golden Glove was just fantastic."
"Everyone the world over talks about British actors and British talent and I think that's because we were trained - until now - in theatre."
"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."
"I think people often confuse success with fame and stardom."
"It's a real leveller, you know, to do theatre at least once every two years."
"I like the enthusiasm but not the insincerity of Los Angeles."
"I've never done a big studio film, I've only ever done little ones."
"Maybe wanting to retire is my ambition."
"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."
"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."
"Before every performance, I think I am about to keel over."
"Being a secretary was considered a very good job in those days."
"I always considered myself very successful even before the success of Secrets and Lies."
"I love silence."
"I've made six films since I made Secrets and Lies but I still live in London and I'd love to do theater."
"When I left drama school, there were dozens of rep theatres you could apply to where you got a good training."
"The academy awards in England; it's a classy affair as well."
"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."
"It's the same as any role and I find that you can't lump characters together; because they all have different life experiences, different reasons for being the way they are."

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