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Sometimes sushi is just superb, and other times there's nothing like a great big steak. It depends where your taste buds are at the time.

Sometimes sushi is just superb, and other times there's nothing like a great big steak. It depends where your taste buds are at the time.

There is not enough celebration of companionship. Relationships aren't just about eroticism and sexuality. ---->>>

Everything has changed. An interview has become such a confrontational thing. It makes you very defensive. ---->>>

I think people should do whatever they want to do. That's the point. Why should you care what other people think or say? You're not living in their pocket. ---->>>

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.

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.

However successful you are, there is no substitute for a close relationship. We all need them.

However successful you are, there is no substitute for a close relationship. We all need them.

Having children with someone is the real bond.

Having children with someone is the real bond.

As you grow older, your whole life becomes very rich, multifaceted. ---->>>

Too often, older women are seen as victims, but I know lots of formidable women who have marvellous jobs as well as a full erotic life, and children and friends and family. ---->>>

I am not a fanatic about anything. I do what I can do when I've got the time. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I'm trying to learn to smoke, which is rather weird when everyone is trying to stop. I'm not a smoker. But my character only smokes as an affectation. ---->>>

I don't regret the passing of time. I try to live in the present, which should mean my life's full. ---->>>

Truly charismatic people, in my experience, don't come along very often. ---->>>

Exposure makes you famous, not just good work. Famous is being plastered everywhere.

Exposure makes you famous, not just good work. Famous is being plastered everywhere.

I am not going to share my private life with millions of people. I don't find a need to do that and nobody else close to me does either. ---->>>

You can be revered for all sorts of qualities, but to be truly charismatic is rare. Elizabeth Taylor was, for me, one of those rarities. ---->>>

Eat well and sleep well. That will feed your nervous system and your psyche. As you get older, you look how you feel. ---->>>

I don't think the media circus has ever been a shock to my life seeing as I was with Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor when I was 17. ---->>>

I don't want three million people digesting my private life over their cornflakes. ---->>>

The first thing you have to do is accept that decay sets in and there's nothing you can do about it. ---->>>

The funny thing is I'm not bothered or sad about being on my own - after all I've never had a husband.

The funny thing is I'm not bothered or sad about being on my own - after all I've never had a husband.

I think you live a fuller life with someone else, you know, you're firing on all cylinders. It can be a nightmare at times, we all know that, but nevertheless in the end I think to have someone else's input on anything - a book, a meal, your children, life, a walk - is fantastic. ---->>>

Roman's wife Sharon Tate had been murdered by Charles Manson the year before, but Roman had been through so much leaving the Warsaw ghetto that he was very strong and private. ---->>>

I've always kept fit but I've been doing gym and yoga and will be throwing my stilettoes away for a while! ---->>>

You have to be careful not to let your fear stop you doing things. It's very exciting to test yourself. ---->>>

My children were brought up with their grandparents, and I was brought up with my grandparents. I think the continuity of moving through life together gives people a certain pride and sense of security. ---->>>

In Europe, we admire grown-up women; I think men revere older women. ---->>>

I don't believe in expending energy on something you can't do anything about. If there was some easy way of fixing things, I'd probably do it. ---->>>

I was asked to be in Vogue but I said no. I didn't want to advertise make-up. I didn't want to be seen as a sex symbol. ---->>>

The thing about doing anything artificial to your hair is that you have to look after it. So you're always vulnerable to the weather and time. ---->>>

I didn't choose to be an actress. ---->>>

I do think it's important to live in the present because in that way you won't be living in a state of regret. ---->>>

I don't need a piece of paper to suggest that I can commit myself. ---->>>

I have yet to see a drama that puts forward women who are successful and also have a family... they are nearly always seen as victims. ---->>>

I like having a good time. It's probably my mother's Brazilian genes in me - party, party. ---->>>

I used to suffer from excessive pride. Well, I got over that one. ---->>>

I've never been too afraid of what other people have said, especially when I was younger, but I suppose that was the arrogance of youth. ---->>>

Judi Dench and Ian McKellen taught me how to work hard and respect the theatre. ---->>>

I'm often asked if I regret not going to Hollywood. I'm glad I didn't go, because if I had I wouldn't have my extended family, which is the fabric of my life. Only recently have I realised how special and unusual it is. ---->>>

I don't buy the tabloids, but you're surrounded by it all and people tell you things they've read. I'd be sitting on a train looking over someone's shoulder and thinking: That's familiar... oh my God, it's me. ---->>>

The biggest privilege I've had in my life is being able to make a choice. If you make a choice, it can't be a wrong choice because it seemed like a good idea at the time.

The biggest privilege I've had in my life is being able to make a choice. If you make a choice, it can't be a wrong choice because it seemed like a good idea at the time.

I like working in theatre now and I think that once you've done a certain amount of films most actors love working in the theatre because of the camaraderie. ---->>>

In films people basically work for the camera, you know, and that's why actors can hate each other and not be speaking to each other and still look as if they're in love because really they're loving the camera loving them. ---->>>

The wonderful thing about acting is you move along with your decade. The older you get, the more interesting the parts you get to play and you bring more of your personal experience to the part. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Some actors get fired up by the sound of the audience. I just want to retreat. ---->>>

I think people have surgery for psychological reasons more than because of their looks. ---->>>

If people think I look good, it's the make-up. ---->>>

From one till seven, when we moved to England, I spoke only Portuguese. But I can't speak a word of it now. ---->>>

I was always going to be a dancer - I drifted into acting. ---->>>

After all my various relationships I find myself now home alone. ---->>>

An interview has become such a confrontational thing. It makes you very defensive. ---->>>

Each decade, I've lived in that decade, so I could easily shed the '20s, the '30s, the '40s. ---->>>

Everyone has class, one class or another.

Everyone has class, one class or another.

Everything is about class in England, whether it's upper, lower or middle. Why should that be? ---->>>

Fame and stardom sat very easily on Elizabeth Taylor's shoulders. ---->>>

From 1 till 7, when we moved to England, I spoke only Portuguese. ---->>>

I am pretty self-indulgent. ---->>>

I can easily sleep from nine to 13 hours a night. ---->>>

I come from a very hospitable, close, Catholic, matriarchal family. ---->>>

I couldn't imagine playing someone young now; it would be so boring. ---->>>

I do find acting cathartic. ---->>>

I have always done exercise because I was a dancer, and it is probably good for you. I have done yoga consistently. ---->>>

I have got a few misters interested but nobody special these days. ---->>>

I have made a public statement about me and Ralph by being seen with him. I don't need to make any other. You can live the way you want. ---->>>

I never pursued being 'famous.' ---->>>

I turned down a lot of films. ---->>>

I was seen dancing at school by a director, who asked me to be in a TV play. And it had a huge impact. So I think that's what really started me off. ---->>>

I'll dance to anything: Bob Marley or rap. ---->>>

I'm an actress, not a pinup. ---->>>

I'm not bothered or sad about being on my own - after all, I've never had a husband. ---->>>

I've never been married and I've no more desire to be married now than I ever have. I hate bureaucracy and I am not religious. ---->>>

It's not so much the dressing up, but I love the idea of moving and existing in a different time. ---->>>

My parents were hugely supportive like that. I was always the best - it's so embarrassing, isn't it? I was always the best at everything. ---->>>

So many stars lose their way, and with success become more neurotic, not less so. ---->>>

We all know now that people can look good for their age. It isn't so extraordinary, I don't know why people go on about it so much. ---->>>

You can love more than one person in your life, but things will be different. There'll be a different dynamic. Needs and desires change. ---->>>

In the theatre, once you've gone about eight rows back, everybody else is just listening to you. You're very small, and nobody can really see what you're doing. ---->>>

I can feel the 60S looming. In my profession, I've just moved along with my age. By thinking in decades, rather than whether someone's 42 or 47, you can give yourself a whole 10 years to turn yourself around in. ---->>>

I go on giving interviews because I've been brought up to support the projects I'm involved in. When you've enjoyed working on a production, you want to do them a favour. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

My mother was madly adventurous. My father was an actor - he worked with Gielgud - and my mother came from a very wealthy family. She definitely wasn't meant to marry an actor, but she eloped with him one lunch-time. ---->>>

When I was starting out, young actresses had the studio system to protect them. Now you have a host of sharks, from your agent to your publicist to your lawyer. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: 05-14, 1944
Birthplace: Kensington, London, England
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Occupation: Actress
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Francesca Annis (born 14 May 1945) is an English actress. She is known for television roles in Reckless (1998), Wives and Daughters (1999), Deceit (2000) and Cranford (2007). A six-time BAFTA TV Award nominee, she won the 1979 BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for the ITV serial Lillie. Her film appearances include Krull (1983), Dune (1984), The Debt Collector (1999) and The Libertine (2004) (wikipedia)