Words matter. These are the best Tamzin Outhwaite Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I had a Saturday job in Barratts shoe shop at the age of 15.
I have Italian heritage, so I’m keen to go over for a few months with the girls and soak up the culture and the food. I’d like us all to learn Italian together as a family – it’s something I’ve been saying for years.
The idea of going back to school and revising for exams would be hellish. As an actor, my form of revising is learning scenes, but to start going through biology, chemistry, and all of those sciences would be just a nightmare.
If I grow older like my mum, I’ll be happy. She’s never touched her face. She has laughter lines but looks lovely.
Sciences were not my favourite subjects at school. I preferred English, drama, music, and history.
Tips-wise, I’d say drink as much water as possible, and I always think if you can do half an hour of exercise every day or, at least, get your heart rate up for half an hour every day, even if it’s a power walk, it’s good.
I love the idea of solar panels, but they are very expensive. I hope, as living sustainably becomes the norm, they will become more accessible.
I never wanted to be famous and live my life in the glare of publicity.
I love being able to do a bit of theatre, do a bit of telly, and do a bit of film.
If I don’t do a bit of theatre at least once a year, I feel depleted and starved.
I like the fact I’ve got a past to learn from, but I don’t want to wish my life away, either.
With TV shows that film in London, you’re pretty much around for your kids, so that’s good.
I always thought if I wasn’t an actor, I might make quite a good detective – mainly because I’m nosey.
My favourite view is just up the road from my house where, if you look one way, you can see Alexandra Palace, and if you turn the other, you get a panoramic view of the whole of London, including the Gherkin and Canary Wharf.
I didn’t enjoy being pregnant. You feel particularly ungraceful.
My default-setting Italian recipes that I always fall back on are the ones that we had as kids, like spaghetti vongole, which is tomato and clams with spaghetti.
We work in a business where you feel you always have to say yes because you never know when you will work again. But I found myself questioning that paranoia, which I’d grown up with ever since I started working in the theatre in my late teens.
I’d love to go to Indonesia, Bali, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Cambodia.
I don’t want to take anything that’s coming in for the sake of work. I want to choose carefully, as I have done since leaving ‘EastEnders.’
Once you get into your 40s, you’re no longer leading-lady age. Generally, those roles get offered to women in their 20s and 30s.
Sometimes it’s more tiring being at home with your child than it is being at work! But I thrive on variety, so if you can get a good balance in your life, then I think that’s the key.
I love nice fabrics and texture like velvet and silk, and have a special Moroccan corner in my house to curl up and read in.
I went through a phase in my 20s when I was overdosing on self-help books, so it was really refreshing to read ‘The Alchemist’ because it was a novel, but it still had the same wisdom, wasn’t patronising and didn’t tell you how you should live your life.
Everyone talks about 40 like it’s massive, but I looked at Joanna Lumley at the Ab Fab premiere the other day, and she looks amazing at 70 – that’s 30 years older than 40, which sounds ridiculous. The number doesn’t matter; it’s what’s going on for you.
For me, if I can dance and not really realise I’m keeping fit, but I am then great, dance is a good one.