Anne Reid Idiosyncratic Quotes

Anne Reid Idiosyncratic Quotes
Anne Reid Idiosyncratic Quotese

Now that I know about my great-great-grandfather, I feel that John Reid and I would have got on well together.

Anne Reid

I don't do so much acting work now, as there aren't the parts except for 'Tango'. So if I didn't have the cabaret work, I don't know what I would be doing.

Anne Reid

The day that changed my life was 3 July 1986, when I went to see American actress and singer Barbara Cook at London's Donmar Warehouse.

The day that changed my life was 3 July 1986, when I went to see American actress and singer Barbara Cook at London's Donmar Warehouse.

Anne Reid

I now do my own cabaret act, singing and telling stories about my life.

I now do my own cabaret act, singing and telling stories about my life.

Anne Reid

Wouldn't it be lovely if there were no such things as birth certificates? If I really thought I was 53, life would be much better. I'd love to blow up all the birth certificates.

Wouldn't it be lovely if there were no such things as birth certificates? If I really thought I was 53, life would be much better. I'd love to blow up all the birth certificates.

Anne Reid

I think it's such a clever idea, that you fall in love when you're 16, and then you have this fantasy about that person for the rest of your life.

I think it's such a clever idea, that you fall in love when you're 16, and then you have this fantasy about that person for the rest of your life.

Anne Reid

I think people can't believe I can still walk and talk and get on the stage without assistance.

I think people can't believe I can still walk and talk and get on the stage without assistance.

Anne Reid

I'm more temperamental. As I've got older, I've become more demanding.

I'm more temperamental. As I've got older, I've become more demanding.

Anne Reid

For the first part of my career, I did what I was told, and I wasn't getting anywhere. I'd get in such a state when I was asked to do something, and it didn't feel right, and I'd end up feeling that I wasn't very good.

For the first part of my career, I did what I was told, and I wasn't getting anywhere. I'd get in such a state when I was asked to do something, and it didn't feel right, and I'd end up feeling that I wasn't very good.

Anne Reid

If someone, a director, tries to tell me the way to do something, I'm not good at adapting. I need time to go away and think about things.

If someone, a director, tries to tell me the way to do something, I'm not good at adapting. I need time to go away and think about things.

Anne Reid

I would have liked Sir Laurence Olivier to ask me to go to the Old Vic and let me play all the roles Judi Dench got.

I would have liked Sir Laurence Olivier to ask me to go to the Old Vic and let me play all the roles Judi Dench got.

Anne Reid

Maybe I'll get into a Bond film... I always thought I'd be a Bond Girl when I was young.

Maybe I'll get into a Bond film... I always thought I'd be a Bond Girl when I was young.

Anne Reid

I'm sick of it when people start to say it: 'Aren't you amazing?' If they start to say it, I hit them.

I'm sick of it when people start to say it: 'Aren't you amazing?' If they start to say it, I hit them.

Anne Reid

I'm past it now - love. I can't imagine it happening again.

I'm past it now - love. I can't imagine it happening again.

Anne Reid

I tell myself things will be different in a few years' time, but this is the most wonderful, golden time for me. I'm basking in the success of 'Tango', really loving it.

I tell myself things will be different in a few years' time, but this is the most wonderful, golden time for me. I'm basking in the success of 'Tango', really loving it.

Anne Reid

I don't think I've ever been lonely in my entire life. I love to shut my front door and be on my own.

I don't think I've ever been lonely in my entire life. I love to shut my front door and be on my own.

Anne Reid

You can wear yourself out by saying yes to things you don't want to do, and nobody really minds if you say no. I enjoy my own company. I'm never at a loss for things to do.

You can wear yourself out by saying yes to things you don't want to do, and nobody really minds if you say no. I enjoy my own company. I'm never at a loss for things to do.

Anne Reid

I don't ever think of myself as coming from a particular class because my father was working class but made his living as a newspaper foreign correspondent - someone of no fixed abode, as he used to say - who was as comfortable dining with the Mountbattens in India as he was having a pint with the boys. He was very gregarious.

I don't ever think of myself as coming from a particular class because my father was working class but made his living as a newspaper foreign correspondent - someone of no fixed abode, as he used to say - who was as comfortable dining with the Mountbattens in India as he was having a pint with the boys. He was very gregarious.

Anne Reid

I did go to public school, but that's only because my parents were abroad. As a matter of fact, I think that's helped my work. I can go from Victoria Wood's 'Dinnerladies' to playing Barbara Cartland, from 'Coronation Street' to playing Celia in Last 'Tango'.

I did go to public school, but that's only because my parents were abroad. As a matter of fact, I think that's helped my work. I can go from Victoria Wood's 'Dinnerladies' to playing Barbara Cartland, from 'Coronation Street' to playing Celia in Last 'Tango'.

Anne Reid

My parents were adorable. They were very kind, and very broad-minded compared to people of their generation.

My parents were adorable. They were very kind, and very broad-minded compared to people of their generation.

Anne Reid

My father fought in the war, and then he was posted all 'round the world with his job. So I didn't know him very well when I was young.

My father fought in the war, and then he was posted all 'round the world with his job. So I didn't know him very well when I was young.

Anne Reid

We are just party people. We always had a drink in the evening with the music on and space to dance. It was that kind of a family.

We are just party people. We always had a drink in the evening with the music on and space to dance. It was that kind of a family.

Anne Reid

I like waking up in the morning and thinking, 'Mmm, I might go to Paris today.' I don't want to ask anyone if they want to come with me or mind me going. I like being my own agent. I have my grandsons and son. If I didn't have them, it would be different.

I like waking up in the morning and thinking, 'Mmm, I might go to Paris today.' I don't want to ask anyone if they want to come with me or mind me going. I like being my own agent. I have my grandsons and son. If I didn't have them, it would be different.

Anne Reid

I like my own company.

I like my own company.

Anne Reid

My teacher at RADA said I was going to have trouble when I left because I wasn't an obvious juvenile lead, although I could do both comedy and drama. But I understood enough to know that my career was going to be a marathon, not a sprint.

My teacher at RADA said I was going to have trouble when I left because I wasn't an obvious juvenile lead, although I could do both comedy and drama. But I understood enough to know that my career was going to be a marathon, not a sprint.

Anne Reid

The British tend to be uptight; they shy away from being tactile.

The British tend to be uptight; they shy away from being tactile.

Anne Reid

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