Words matter. These are the best Alex Kingston Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Children’s programming in America, I think it’s pretty shoddy in terms of lack of diversity. It’s pretty much cartoons and Disney sort of shows. I don’t find any of that stimulating for children.
I’ve never been a size zero, let me say that here and now. I’ve never been that sort of person.
I normally have a healthy fear of journalists.
In England, ‘Doctor Who’ has always been considered a children’s show, at least by children.
I’m actually very vulnerable and sensitive.
In America, people come up and to me, and I keep thinking they’re going to say, ‘Oh, I loved you on ‘ER.” Now it’s, ‘Oh, I love you on ‘Doctor Who.”
Californians don’t have that marvelous British cynicism, but then the British can be so patronizing at times.
Given the amount of work and time my mum devoted to my sister, it left me a lot of time to play on my own. I mean, I played with kids in the street all the time, too – I definitely wasn’t denied a childhood. But I do wonder whether, in a sense, acting was my way of getting noticed.
Cleopatra is one of the roles that I would love to do!
One of my sisters is physically and mentally handicapped. She took a lot of my parents’ attention, so I grew up in my own world, playing in my room for hours and hours.
I lead a very quiet life and never court publicity. I don’t go to a restaurant and let slip I’m leaving by the back door, like some celebrities.
To be honest, ‘Doctor Who’ fans are a mixture of crazies plus solid citizens, but they’re relentless.
When I was pregnant, I did Kundalini yoga. It was all closing your eyes, dancing around, and putting your hands together to form birth canals for people to pretend to be a baby coming out.
The cast of ‘ER’ is very close, and everyone has treated me so well.
‘Doctor Who’ is really challenging and fulfilling on so many levels.
I went through about 13 rounds of IVF before I got pregnant with Salome; it was very tough.
Social media worries me because it’s not part of my world.
For premieres, you get designers offering to dress you for the evening, which is nice.
Interviews usually upset me in one way or another.
I think a lot of actors need validation. If you see truly amazing actors perform, they expose themselves to such an incredible degree. You can really see their pain.
My daughter was born in the States, and she went into the educational system here.
Most Americans don’t even know that Minnie Driver is English or that Catherine Zeta Jones is Welsh, but people are reminded every time ‘ER’ is shown that I’m the British Dr. Corday.
If anyone out there wants me to play a Pre-Raphaelite character, I’d do it in a flash. That’s what is so curious about my playing a modern doctor. It’s not the sort of part I saw for myself when I began acting.
I think I’m an extremely good mother. I know I’m an extremely good mother. But I didn’t realise how much it sucks out of you.
I think if you live in London, it’s such a cosmopolitan city; nobody even notices different-race relationships. I assumed it would be even more liberal in the States, and it’s totally the opposite.
Even when I was at school, I wanted to be liked by everyone, even the bullies. I didn’t like them, but I needed to know that they liked me.
I love playing strong feisty women, I really do, but if you were to ask my husband he’d probably say that I’m very insecure. And actually incredibly malleable, which isn’t necessarily a good thing.
The truth is, I’m not a coper. I hate stress. I might appear calm externally but internally it’s all going on.
I don’t think my looks are modern. I always imagined I’d end up doing Chekhov, Ibsen and Shakespeare all my life and never play a contemporary character.
It’s so important to spend your free time with little people. They grow up before you know it. Childhood is gone in the blink of an eye.