Donald Sinden - Quotes

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An actor who knows his business ought to be able to make the London telephone directory sound enthralling.

An actor who knows his business ought to be able to make the London telephone directory sound enthralling.

Being a non-swimmer, I've never been excited by the sea so avoid it on holidays. ---->>>

I grew up in Ditchling. It was an idyllic village at the foot of the South Downs. In those days, the village was full of artists and sculptors. ---->>>

I have a disgracefully sweet tooth. My younger brother and I, all we care about are puddings. You can keep your smoked salmon and caviar. ---->>>

I need to know who the audience are in any particular play. It's no good forgetting that they're there. ---->>>

I'm really not livable with when I'm rehearsing because I'm living the character. ---->>>

You come across quite ordinary, nondescript people in daily life, and I don't see why you should be subjected to them on the stage, too. ---->>>

I remember once saying in a television interview that the only things I hadn't been in were the opera and the ballet. Two days later, I got a call from Lord Harewood, of the English National Opera, saying "Would you like to be in 'Ariadne auf Naxos?'" ---->>>

I've been very fortunate. I've been in theater, films, television, radio, tragedy, comedy, farce - I've been in a musical and in music halls, in pantomime. I was once ringmaster in a circus. ---->>>

James Agate, a great critic of the day, advised me that the way to learn your job properly was to learn Shakespeare, so I went to Stratford. It really sorts out the men from the boys. ---->>>

Whatever part I'm playing, I always carry with me something that's been used by an illustrious predecessor. I'm a great believer in a touching of hands. I have daggers belonging to Henry Irving and Sarah Siddons. ---->>>


Nationality: English
Born: 10-09, 1923
Birthplace: St Budeaux, Plymouth, Devon, England
Die: 2014-09-11
Occupation: Actor

Sir Donald Alfred Sinden, CBE FRSA (9 October 1923 – 12 September 2014) was an English actor in theatre, film, television and radio as well as an author. Achieving early fame as a Rank Organisation film star in the 1950s, Sinden then became highly regarded as an award-winning Shakespearean and West End theatre actor and television sit-com star (wikipedia)