Alison Owen Quotes

John Lee Hancock is someone that I had admired from afar. I think he is a wonderful director... in the tradition I would say both of Clint Eastwood and Frank Capra.

When my parents met my mother was a waitress and my father was a dockyard worker. They were part of that post-war better-yourself generation so they both went to night school.

Movies began as a communal experience. Even though we now watch them as DVD's sometimes alone on our computers mostly in the history of cinema it has been a communal experience.

The most interesting characters keep us hooked. Not likeable ones! Iago Shylock Darth Vader - are they likeable? Do you want to invite them to dinner?

People didn't suddenly wake up one morning and unanimously say 'I'm fed up with midbudget dramas. I'm only going to see action tent poles from now on!'

Human nature stays the same the one thing that stays constant like death and taxes. And people still want good stories!

I went to University College London and read English literature then realised if you were interested in story and narrative film was the way to go.

If you look back on professions when they became undervalued and paid less women tended to do better in them.

If I'm at home I get up around 7:30. If I have time I like to do some exercise. My current favourite is 'hot' yoga. If I'm filming I will go to the office or set and then take meetings.