” I had two starts, really. The first was going to the Italia Conti stage school, aged 15. I’d gone to sing, but one day I found myself doing an improvisation and thought, ‘Oh God, I quite like this acting thing.’ The second start was meeting Mike Leigh when I was 22. He showed me I could play people that weren’t like me. “


” I quite like that people tend not to know my name. I remember being at the Cannes film festival for ‘All or Nothing.’ I looked very different in the film – I had a little greasy bob and no makeup. I went to a dinner after the screening, and everyone completely ignored me. I got a real buzz out of that. “


” It’s not just about young people – there are films being made that deal with women getting older. That’s a huge bonus, and here in America, that’s a huge step forward. “


” I do get clocked in the street. People say, ‘You’re an actress, aren’t you?’ But they don’t know my name. Nine times out of 10, they don’t know what I’ve been in. “


” In my work, I want to convince people that I’m that character. If they know everything about Lesley Manville – private life, all of that stuff – it doesn’t help. So the kind of anonymity I enjoy is key. “



All 5 Lesley Manville Quotes about People in picture


I had two starts, really. The first was going to the Italia Conti stage school, aged 15. I
I quite like that people tend not to know my name. I remember being at the Cannes film festival for
It
I do get clocked in the street. People say,
In my work, I want to convince people that I

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