If you play men, in a way it's easier. You can have a voicebox, you can have false hair, mustaches, wigs, you can have all kinds of stuff. But when you're playing women playing men, you only really have yourself to work with, plus tiny little extras.

— Janet McTeer

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When youre a young English person who wants to be an actress and you have dreams, you dream of being Vanessa Redgrave or Judi Dench.

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I would often go on as myself, when I wasn't working.

And the first time I went on as myself, two people came up and asked me what I was doing and who I was.

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New Yorkers are either the nicest or the rudest.

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I do mostly British projects, and for family reasons and life reasons Britain's my home, where I have a lovely garden.

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It's naive to think there is a woman in the world who isn't brought up to believe that they are waiting for their soul mate. You even see it in Disney.

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But then I got a job selling coffee at the York Theatre, and when I met theatre people, something clicked. I felt comfortable with them; I felt like myself. I decided to go to drama school based just on that feeling. I had never done any acting.

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My mother and father are still together after forty something years.

I lived in one place till I was 6. I lived in another place from when I was 6 till I was 17.

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Put a Post-It note on your mirror that says: 'Someone has to succeed.

There's no reason why it shouldn't be me.' Repeat before every audition.

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I just want people to focus on the performance.

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I have become a marketing tool and I feel very uncomfortable with that.

There's no space for me to express myself.

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I did 'Tumbleweeds' for fun. I did it because I loved it and I hardly even got paid.

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People are calling a lot, sending scripts my way.

Yes, it's wonderful because, let's face it, there aren't many wonderful scripts for women over the age of 10.

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About Janet McTeer

Quotes 21 sayings
Profession Actress
Birthday August 5, 1961

I've always thought if you watch the performance and you don't know about the person, then you only see the performance.

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I have very girly hands and I use them a lot when I talk in a way that I think is very feminine.

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We are a very close family, and I love them very much, but I'm definitely the odd one out. I live a completely different kind of life style. I always was different. I felt like a fish out of water; I really never knew who I was.

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The older you get, the better you get, because you've seen more.

You don't necessarily have to go through a lot, but you have to witness it in order to recreate it.

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Yes, I was slightly outside everything when I was growing up.

My mother jokes that I was exchanged at birth. She brought us up to have traditional values. She was absolutely not part of the '60s generation.

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I was very nervous about the accent. I was very nervous about being an American.

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When children arrive, or when some crisis occurs, couples don't have the resources to deal with it because they've been so busy getting on with their lives. They haven't learned how to sit down and discuss things.

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You can't keep things secret in a film anymore.

Once you realize the secret's out, you might as well go with it and not pretend that it's not there.

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