Anything where people have to work together makes me cry.
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.
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?
I think people often confuse success with fame and stardom.
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.
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.
I always think 12 times before saying anything.
In fact at home I sometimes like to be quiet and hear the sounds of the world outside.
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.
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.
Everyone the world over talks about British actors and British talent and I think that's because we were trained - until now - in theatre.
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.
Maybe wanting to retire is my ambition.