Top Quotes by Anna Chancellor

I went for endless auditions for tiny parts in obscure plays, and never got one job until I was in ‘Four Weddings’.

Anna Chancellor

I was brought up with two sisters, so I do know about a three-way dynamic. It’s a complex one, because it’s easy for one to get left out and the others to gang up. In my family, we were all pretty up for it, but the dynamics would constantly change.

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I do try and curb my mouth, but I find it really hard. I wonder how many jobs I’ve talked myself out of!

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I did become quite well known from ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’, and it helped hugely. I wasn’t as famous as Hugh Grant, but I certainly began to work.

Anna Chancellor

There’s a certain amount of self-aggrandising with actors, and I’m terribly shy of that.

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I love buying things. I could be one of those crazy hoarders.

Anna Chancellor

Some people in my family achieved a lot, some people inherited a lot. But I turned my back on the whole thing.

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My parents had four children quickly, divorced quickly – when I was two – and my mother remarried quickly. We were suddenly in a different environment with a different father.

Anna Chancellor

I was never, ever the ingenue. The young, innocent lead was just not me.

Anna Chancellor

I find running life quite hard, and I like sharing that. Obviously, the companionship, being loved and loving, is fantastic. But I don’t feel that I couldn’t live without a boyfriend or lover or husband.

Anna Chancellor

I was one of those lucky people with only one talent. It is harder for people with many talents to decide what to do.

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If I had married someone wealthy when I was young, I would have sunk like a stone. Being skint makes life quite clear. You’ve got to take that job.

Anna Chancellor

I’m not crazy about oysters and offal and brains and stuff like that. It’s vegetables that I really like. I worked in the River Cafe restaurant when it first opened, and I used to eat the leftover vegetables on the plates. They were so delicious.

Anna Chancellor

I can cook to please people, but it’s quite conventional. I make a good sponge cake. I find it hard to follow recipes.

Anna Chancellor

I don’t feel my capabilities in cookery are as big as my desire – as with so many aspects of my life.

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I’m crazy about ducks and swans and geese, so I don’t eat foie gras. I try to eat organic.

Anna Chancellor

Don’t believe everything you think – or feel.

Anna Chancellor

I’m always crying. I get a lump in my throat when I see intimacy between parents and their children.

Anna Chancellor

I should brush my hair more.

Anna Chancellor

In the theatre, if you say ‘Macbeth’, all the actors will start looking very anxious. I’m so well-trained not to say it in the theatre that I can hardly say it in normal life.

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