It took them longer to get me dolled up for Elinor in Sense And Sensibility because it took so long to do the hair.
We belabour, I think, under a very heavy crust of consumerism really.
The fact is that young people are going to have sex whether you like it or not.
Tell him I mind having to look pretty, that's what I mind, because it is so much more of an effort.
My worst quality is impatience.
It is remarkable how many misconceptions there are here about life in the developing world and I think that that knowledge gap has done a lot to contribute to the imbalance quite frankly.
I hate the way market forces try to separate us out in to the appropriate demographic - basically in order to sell us things. We need to find stories that we can enjoy together, not separately.
I don't have technique because I never learnt any.
Any problem, big or small, within a family, always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn't listening.
I have a nervous breakdown in the film and in one scene I get to stand at the top of the stairs waving an empty sherry bottle which is, of course, a typical scene from my daily life, so isn't much of a stretch.
Its unfortunate and I really wish I wouldn't have to say this, but I really like human beings who have suffered. They're kinder.
It was a hard time but you have to get on with things.You can't wander around miserable.
The gap was so long because it needed to be. It took that time - that's the time it took,
If you've got to my age, you've probably had your heart broken many times. So it's not that difficult to unpack a bit of grief from some little corner of your heart and cry over it.
The trouble is it's very difficult to pin-point the most important thing because Aids affects everyone in different levels of society, differently and you have to respond to it differently.
I think if you took charities and NGOs out of the mix, certainly in developing countries, you would find that there would be huge trouble immediately.
I don't think people understand that being poor means you have to work from dawn until dusk just to survive through the day. I think there's some notion that poor people lie about all day not doing anything.
What was important was trying to create something that families could watch together and enjoy together.
Every name I think of gets pooh-poohed by my partner, the young Mr. Greg Wise, ... I've sort of given up thinking of names now.
We need men and women to sit down and talk to each other about sex honestly and openly. That would help us fight Aids so immediately. But our lack of communication is hugely problematic.
If you don't want women to do whatever they need to do then you must provide them with food, you must provide them with shelter and their basic human rights.
I've a problem with the word charity because I think that NGOs, as I prefer calling them, really do take the work of moral and social responsibilities that ought to be taken on by governments.
I would say to people, for heaven's sake, if you're going to have kids you've got to put the work and the time into it.
There is a lot of interest in post office art today, I think people are appreciating what we have, ... We're excited and starting to look up to see what's there, and that is my purpose.
Having reached 40 this year, if they were going to find someone to play opposite me they'd have to exhume him.