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" You know when someone's over-flattering you in a way. You smile but you can't believe it. "
" I'm noise-sensitive. It's always better for me if things are quiet, so I can concentrate. "
" I love to work in all sorts of different situations. "
" Doing the right thing has power. "
Doing The Right Thing
" I think everyone's experience with a terminal disease is so deeply personal and unique to the person, the context in which they're living and the relationships that they have. "
" What I hope in my ideal world is that with each project, I'll either get to work with a really great script that would force me to grow, or work with a really great actor who will make me better. "
" I tend to make low-budget movies but, yeah, I make more money than I ever thought I would make. "
" If there's one thing that I've done on purpose it's to take whatever job, so long as it's interesting and challenging, whether it's theatre, radio, TV or film. "
" The thing about death is that it's honest. "
" My parents were divorced and I would spend weekends with my father. "
" I just want to say, 'Go work! It doesn't matter what it is. Work begets work. Just go!' "
" It's very hard to put forth a film that's about love and the joy of love and for it not to be patronising and not make people nauseous or make them roll their eyes. "
" Some people's personalities are so compelling that they command attention. "
" I'm sure my father had more to do with my career than I would like to give him credit for. I would love to think it was all me! "
" All the things that most kids hated, I loved. I loved that things were asked of me and that, much to my surprise, I was able to do them. I loved the 10 o'clock bedtime. I loved the responsibility. "
" For me to have the opportunity to stay with one character for, God willing, a long period of time, is really exciting. "
" Fame didn't happen to me in my 20s, it has been a gradual thing which probably makes it easier to deal with. "
" When your life is being threatened there's an instinctive urge to fight. You fight for the time you have, for your relationships. "
" I enjoy learning about different periods and people, and then taking what's universal about the human condition and seeing where it matches up. No matter where you are, certain things unite everybody. "
" You have to relish the challenge of television. "
" I'm profoundly lucky. I really like it. I really like my work. I've liked it since I was 5 years old. "
" I'm not someone who likes to have my picture taken, let alone see it plastered all over the place. "
" The entertainment industry is terrified of silence. "
" Cancer is so much bigger than a TV show. "
" My experience is that's rare - that you have a script that is... what they call 'film-ready.' "
" People's view of cancer will change when they have their own relationship with cancer, which everyone will, at some point. "
" I love 70's music. "
" I don't want to spend my life in my 40s feeling bad about being in my 40s, and then all of a sudden I'm 50, and I will have missed a whole decade! "
" I am very aware that playwrights, particularly good ones, have a intention for everything they write. Language and punctuation is used specifically, and most of the time actors can find wonderful clues about character in the rhythm and cadence of the language used. "
" I get cold - really cold - when I travel. "
" I've seen the greatest actors in the world, transcendent talents, who can't find a home. "