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'Downton' is one of the best jobs in the world, and I'm looking forward to the next series for Maggie Smith's wicked sense of humour.
— Samantha Bond

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Agatha Christie holds special personal memories for me because my mum, a television producer called Pat Sandys, had been the first person to persaude the Agatha Christie estate to put one of her stories on T.V.

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As a child, I always remember our home, which was a flat just on the Barnes side of Hammersmith Bridge in London, buzzing with actors such as Patrick McGee and Peter Bowles. We were a family who were always on the go.

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Filming is quite exciting because every day is different, but it can involve long hours standing around in chilly locations. Theatre is a very different challenge because every night you're striving to keep it fresh, even though you might have been performing the same play for months.

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I adore acting; it's in my blood - quite literally - but I can honestly say the most creative thing in the world for me is being a mother.

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I always have bananas with me for energy.

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I get so nervous before I go on stage that I can never eat very much, so I'm always completely starving afterwards and dying for a bowl of pasta.

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I grew up without the rose-tinted look at the profession many of my friends had, but I've been very lucky playing major roles in 'An Ideal Husband', 'Arcadia' and 'The Memory of Water'.

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I had absolutely no idea of the scale of its following and the globalness of 'Bond'.

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I have to be careful what I eat before going onstage, to avoid an upset stomach.

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I lost a girlfriend when I was in my 30s. She was 46. It all sounds so trite, but I put a Post-it on my dressing-room wall. It said, 'The past is history. The future is a mystery. This moment is a gift, which is why it's called the present.'

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I love Manhattan.

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I managed to slip two children out in the middle of my career and have been lucky with all the work.

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I tend to opt for relaxed family holidays when I can.

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I think one of the most important things I can give my children is the right to be themselves.

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I think that as you get older, you become aware of everything that could go wrong.

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I'm an appalling flyer. I get very tense, although I no longer weep uncontrollably for no reason - I just sob if there's turbulence.

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I'm very shocked when I look at television and I see such an aggressive youth and image obsession in the representation of women on our screens.

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I've always had this sneaking suspicion that I get a kick out of the insecurity.

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I've been married to the same man - even after the separation - longer than most people in this business. I'm sick to death of people mentioning it.

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If I pop off and do something drastic, everyone's going to realise because they know I'm 50. Anyway, middle-aged women are sensational.

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If you put people up on pedestals, there's only one way for them to go, and that is down.

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Inside my heart, there's a 12-year-old girl who has always wanted to be Ginger Rogers.

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It's always been a dream of mine to be Ginger Rogers or Cyd Charisse, and here I am performing alongside Robert Lindsay and being directed by a major Broadway producer. Who said dreams don't come true?

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It's one of the oldest theatrical adages: never work with children or animals.

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My best friend is my husband.

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My father Philip was an actor and appeared in everything from 'The Onedin Line' to 'Hedda Gabler' with Dame Diana Rigg.

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My nickname is Bondy. But not because of the Bond films - it was my surname a long time before I did those.

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Nobody can prepare you for the loss of a parent.

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Not a lot of people know this, but I'm very good at mathematics. When I was an angry teenager, I used to sit in my room and do quadratic equations to calm myself down.

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One of my earliest memories is of being about three and a half, climbing through the legs of a man who I didn't know was the famous actor, Patrick Magee.

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Something like 'Sex And The City' was insulting - women all clawing on to their youth when there's such ripe territory in honestly exploring women's lives as they get older.

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Sometimes I'll work through the crossword sections of three separate papers.

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The big thing that Moneypenny changed was the amount of charity work that I was able to be involved with.

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The bravest thing I've ever done is fly to New York. I'm simply terrified of aeroplanes - I am the woman you see weeping at the airport.

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The middle-aged woman is the ground bed of the audience that watches television, and yet they are absolutely invisible.

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When I got on stage, I would have a rush of adrenaline; everybody gets it. Normally after the first night it becomes more controllable, and as long as I could ride the wave, I was still in charge.

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When women's parts are being written, they are more and more for under 30s who are nubile and beautiful. Actresses over 40 are finding very little happening.

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'Downton' is one of the best jobs in the world, and I'm looking forward to the next series for Maggie Smith's wicked sense of humour.

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