9 Kenneth Cranham You Quotes

” If you swap it about, do television, theatre, film, you can go on surprising yourself. The problem is you get employed to do something you’ve already done. They want something from that sheep pen of performances they’ve seen you do. “


” You create a blueprint of your best performance, and you’re happiest the night you surpass that blueprint. That won’t happen that often, but it will happen. It’s like sculpting: you keep refining. When you have a piece that is yours, that is just you, that becomes obsessive, you think about it all the time. “


” You have to succeed as a young actor, then as a dad actor, those would be my ‘Harvey Moon’ years, then as an old actor. “


” When you act for a living, you are lucky enough to get to say things you really want to say. You get lines that you look forward to, lines that jump out like a jack-in-the-box, you’re thinking: ‘Wait till you hear this. “


” I’ve always liked texts that you immediately understand. I suppose the playwrights who really speak to me are Edward Bond, Joe Orton and Harold Pinter. I’ve been in six different Pinter productions – I love the clarity of his language. He has this way of using words – there’s a thrill to them. “


” The great thing about stage is that you have more control. The stage is yours. The time is yours. Film is really the editor’s medium. “


” The thing about theatre is that when it is actually occurring, when you have the audience on your side, you absolutely think you can will them to do anything. It’s exhilarating. “


” Buying a particular vintage because everyone tips it and then waiting for it to mature is like gambling. The thrill is in placing the bet. Once the race is run or the match is played, you’ll either win or lose. Until that happens, you’re caught in this wonderful, agonising sense of expectation. “


” The only acting I knew when I was a boy came from Lochgelly. With a double bill, people would live their lives in the cinema. You would even see babies being breastfed in the audience. “



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If you swap it about, do television, theatre, film, you can go on surprising yourself. The problem is you get employed to do something you
You create a blueprint of your best performance, and you


You have to succeed as a young actor, then as a dad actor, those would be my
When you act for a living, you are lucky enough to get to say things you really want to say. You get lines that you look forward to, lines that jump out like a jack-in-the-box, you
I
The great thing about stage is that you have more control. The stage is yours. The time is yours. Film is really the editor
The thing about theatre is that when it is actually occurring, when you have the audience on your side, you absolutely think you can will them to do anything. It
Buying a particular vintage because everyone tips it and then waiting for it to mature is like gambling. The thrill is in placing the bet. Once the race is run or the match is played, you
The only acting I knew when I was a boy came from Lochgelly. With a double bill, people would live their lives in the cinema. You would even see babies being breastfed in the audience.
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