” I’m quite chameleon in my work – not normally looking much like I do in real life. “


” There isn’t a spare minute in the day. I have spent my life doing everything. I work. I go home. I do the shopping. I cook. Then there’s the laundry and the dog. Most of my life, I have been a working mother. And even when I wasn’t, I still did it all. “


” When I make films, I work with Mike Leigh, who’s the most prolific director in England. “


” 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. “


” I’m a big fan of Edouard Vuillard, so I’d like anything by him – particularly a painting called ‘Madame Hessel on the Sofa.’ His work is realistic without being literal: I can really imagine what Madame Hessel is thinking. “


” The thing is this: I’ve got an amazing career in England that couldn’t possibly get much better. I do the best theater around, I work at the National Theater, the Old Vic – which I’m sure you’ve heard of because it’s the one Kevin Spacey runs – and I play the most amazing roles and work with the most amazing directors. “



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