You have to be careful not to let your fear stop you doing things. It’s very exciting to test yourself.
The funny thing is I’m not bothered or sad about being on my own – after all I’ve never had a husband.
I’m one of the great unemployed looking for the next job. I’m waiting for the right offer. Like anyone I want something that turns me on inside.
The minute anyone’s getting anxious I say You must eat and you must sleep. They’re the two vital elements for a healthy life.
I maintain the rather old-fashioned view that this is my work and it’s in the public arena but that doesn’t entitle everyone to know what happened at home before coming here.
After all my various relationships I find myself now home alone.
Judi Dench and Ian McKellen taught me how to work hard and respect the theatre.
So many stars lose their way and with success become more neurotic not less so.
I consulted a Chinese herbalist and spent two weeks on an island off the coast of Zanzibar. I was away from any kind of contemporary technology.
Thank God we’re not like America. Everyone wants to look like they’re 20. In Europe we admire grown-up women I think men revere older women.