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At boarding school you had to wear your name across your chest and your back, and obviously I had a pretty funny name. It wasn't Brown or Smith or Hughes.
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Blank House was exactly a nice empty sheet where nothing was accountable because you were so naughty that you were in Blank House.
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Both my parents were doctors, and my mother had her surgery in the house. There were six children.
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Everybody keeps talking about whether they had a happy childhood or not. I can't remember being unhappy. I think I probably was.
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Everybody thinks my parents are so well off, but they spent everything they had on keeping this huge mass of people afloat.
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Everybody thought I was a crazy, funny person who'd do anything, and that's how I got to be acceptable to everyone.
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I believe academics think that if the child doesn't go to university, they aren't really a serious person and not worth paying the money for.
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I cottoned on to Shakespeare and got interested in plays and fascinated by people, fascinated by watching what they did.
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I did comedy Francaise acting. When I was in a play with Michael Redgrave, I learnt to take the stage and have control of what I was doing.
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I didn't know what to do with myself. I wasn't excited by the teaching of the school. If they'd been intent on really teaching you things, I would have been a little more attentive.
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I don't think in my family anyone looked after anyone. It didn't matter how old they were.
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I got through my teen years by being a bit of a clown.
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I had a place in England and was commuting from England to Australia, which is pretty stupid, but after two years I sort of knew what I wanted to do, more or less.
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I had a quick ear and could pick up languages.
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I learnt the theory of movement, which I still teach sometimes. I was very, very ambitious to learn a skill.
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I learnt to breathe properly with my voice, and project. I learnt to fence and dance and stand properly and move properly.
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I never used to sleep much. I think we all go through a bit of a time like that where we rage about. If we don't, I don't think you've ever really lived.
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I sort of was good at writing essays. I was never very good at mathematics, and I was never very good at algebra. I loved science, but I wasn't sure of it.
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I spoke French a bit, and I could speak a bit of this and that, and when you were taught those things by people who couldn't really do it, you can do some pretty wonderfully, imaginative horrific things to teachers.
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I was a hard worker, and I always knew my lines.
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I was always a bit flighty, I suppose.
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I was often very, incredibly naughty, and if I didn't come home at tea time I used to be sent to bed without any dinner. But people used to bring me things: I was better fed in bed.
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I was rebellious as a child. Very much so. It was something to do with authority that I didn't cotton to very well.
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I've always had a lot of energy. I was up and about and raging around all the time. And I did get tuberculosis out of it, finally.
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If there was a distraction I'd get up and jump out the window. I was quite out of hand. In schools like that I don't think they expect that girls are going to behave in such an outrageous fashion.
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If you were in the film industry at that time, you were always picked up by directors who were much older. You were whisked about and shown things. I did work very hard though.
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If you've got a lot of children, I think you let the other children bring them up more and you just sort of step in and do stuff like every now and again.
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It was a very odd household, because the grandmothers were so different. Both of them had their own pianos. So it would be duelling pianos by grandmothers.
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My father said, If you want to do acting, you have to be successful, which is a silly thing to say.
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My mother and father came from that idealistic age, when they were brought up to believe that they should be working for the good of mankind.
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My mother felt it was time that I had some parental control, so I went off to America and went to New York.
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Once, the parental bed collapsed because all the children sat on it at once.
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Suddenly I had a contract and I was earning lots of money.
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The best part of learning any profession, when you're really going through those huge stretching escalated times of learning and energy, is when you want to do it so much.
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The most surprising thing for my mother and father was when I was actually earning more money than them by the time I was about 18. They thought I was going to be the ne'er do well, who they'd have to keep worrying about.
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There was that thing of girls. Girls don't have to do anything. Little blondie pretty girls don't really have to know anything much.
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There were huge big bands like Count Basie, and I used to go from the theatre to Birdland, and they all knew me. I loved the big band sound.
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They don't treat you like kids in films. It's tough. I think that's probably good.
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Very quickly, without really looking back or trying, I was just suddenly lifted into another sphere.
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When I did Taming of the Shrew, I was very tired, and I decided to have a holiday and make a documentary.
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When I was in New York I fell madly in love with an Italian and got married. I couldn't get out of it, and that's when I got a bit ill.
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You had to to sort of work your way into some sort of clique, and I had no intention of doing that. So I just sort of was funny.
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You never came home for lunch: you just stayed doing, playing, having fun, surfing, running round.
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