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 Brenda Blethyn - “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.”
 Brenda Blethyn - “The academy awards in England it's a classy affair as well.”
 Brenda Blethyn - “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.”
 Brenda Blethyn - “In fact at home I sometimes like to be quiet and hear the sounds of the world outside.”
 Brenda Blethyn - “I've never done a big studio film, I've only ever done little ones.”
 Brenda Blethyn - “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”
 Brenda Blethyn - “I love silence.”
 Brenda Blethyn - “I like the enthusiasm but not the insincerity of Los Angeles.”
 Brenda Blethyn - “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.”
 Brenda Blethyn - “I always considered myself very successful even before the success of Secrets and Lies.”
 Brenda Blethyn - “Even if I hadn't have been nominated for an Oscar, to have won the Golden Glove was just fantastic.”
 Brenda Blethyn - “Being a secretary was considered a very good job in those days.”
 Brenda Blethyn - “Before every performance, I think I am about to keel over.”
 Brenda Blethyn - “Anything where people have to work together makes me cry.”
 Brenda Blethyn - “I always think 12 times before saying anything.”
 Brenda Blethyn - “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.”
 Brenda Blethyn - “It's a real leveller, you know, to do theatre at least once every two years.”
 Brenda Blethyn - “I've made six films since I made Secrets and Lies but I still live in London and I'd love to do theater.”
 Brenda Blethyn - “When I left drama school, there were dozens of rep theatres you could apply to where you got a good training.”
 Brenda Blethyn - “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.”
 Brenda Blethyn - “I think people often confuse success with fame and stardom.”
 Brenda Blethyn - “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.”
 Brenda Blethyn - “Maybe wanting to retire is my ambition.”
 Brenda Blethyn - “Everyone the world over talks about British actors and British talent and I think that's because we were trained - until now - in theatre.”