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Harriet Walter - Quotes

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My centre of who I thought I was was never very consciously about being beautiful or attractive - I think I'm one of those people who's actually grown into their looks.

My centre of who I thought I was was never very consciously about being beautiful or attractive - I think I'm one of those people who's actually grown into their looks.

I'm childish and silly. Most people tease me because I'm a bit daft. ---->>>

As long as I am still interested and curious, I enjoy getting up in the morning, but I can't say I have a happy smile on my face 24/7. ---->>>

I read, I gossip, I do crosswords. I think chatting with friends is relaxing. I've picked them up all through my life - if you live long enough, you end up with quite a large circle. ---->>>

I'm very aware that after you've played Cleopatra, there's not a lot that can top that in this sphere, so it means that I want to almost change the sphere I work in rather completely because I will always be comparing it to Cleopatra. ---->>>

I've been blessed with pretty strong stamina and healthy genes, so I'd call myself sensible. I've had regular mammograms ever since I found a lump in my breast when I was 30. Thankfully, all was well. ---->>>

I came up almost completely through the subsidised theatre. I have never been absolutely at the market interface, where I've got to sell my wares or die - I've always been protected from that. ---->>>

I do think that there are certain parts, if you are lucky enough to play them, that are bigger than you, and they stretch you. I don't think you become a bigger person, but you develop certain muscles you didn't have before. ---->>>

As I have got older, I have become easier on myself. It's about realising things can't be perfect. ---->>>

I was not emotionally mature enough to accept any kind of success when I was young. I needed to go that long route. ---->>>

I lived with my mother all my life until she died, and I don't really think I knew her, because I was always using her as my mother, if you know what I mean. ---->>>

I'm not very good at going to sleep, and that's probably my worst problem. I don't need much more than seven and a half hours, but I probably get six. I take all my problems to bed with me and fret. I can't switch off. ---->>>

Some people are instantly brilliant. The Kenneth Branaghs of this world are ready-formed actors at 23 - he has used his success in lots of different ways - but there are people out there for whom acting is: 'Ooh, I can get on the telly and be famous.' ---->>>

I just like watching people who really are not self-conscious, who aren't aware, because I fear that one could become too self-conscious, too artful, as an actor. Sometimes if you look at somebody, you can extrapolate from their exterior what might be happening in their interior. I'm nosy. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: 09-24, 1950
Birthplace: London, England
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Occupation: Actress
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Dame Harriet Mary Walter, DBE (born 24 September 1950) is an English stage and screen actress. Her film appearances include Sense and Sensibility (1995), The Governess (1998), Villa des Roses (2002), Atonement (2007) and Man Up (2015). On television she starred opposite John Lithgow as Clementine Churchill in The Crown (2016), Natalie Chandler in the ITV drama series Law & Order: UK (2009–14), and as Lady Prudence Shackleton in four episodes of Downton Abbey (2013–15) (wikipedia)