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Francesca Annis – 22 Quotes

 

22 Quotes by Francesca Annis

 

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.

– Francesca Annis


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.

– Francesca Annis


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

– Francesca Annis


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.

– Francesca Annis


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

– Francesca Annis


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.

– Francesca Annis


Truly charismatic people, in my experience, don’t come along very often.

– Francesca Annis


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.

– Francesca Annis


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

– Francesca Annis


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.

– Francesca Annis


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.

– Francesca Annis


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

– Francesca Annis


I never pursued being ‘famous.’

– Francesca Annis


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

– Francesca Annis


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

– Francesca Annis


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.

– Francesca Annis


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.

– Francesca Annis


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.

– Francesca Annis


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

– Francesca Annis


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

– Francesca Annis


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.

– Francesca Annis


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.

– Francesca Annis


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