Amanda Burton Quotes

I couldn't imagine a home without animals.

What a stupid attitude we have in this country to personal stories.

Running gave me a focus to start looking after myself to eat properly and focus on building up my strength.

I have been acting for 32 years now and I feel so lucky to be able to have done exactly what I wanted to do.

No I always wanted to be an actress.

I was a complete tomboy. I loved wandering out in storms or walking on the beaches in the dark. It was a very free upbringing and I'm grateful to my parents for that.

Being an actor is an extension of telling a story and I loved story telling as a child.

I have sleepless nights before press days.

I'd been gearing up to working in theatre since coming out of drama school but it was an exciting time for TV drama - it was the birth of Channel 4 and Brookside was very cutting-edge at the time.

It would show hugely if I didn't want to be somewhere. Doing what you want to do can only generate good energy.

Whatever I'm doing I try to give it everything.

I think some people think that being on television makes you a sitting duck but you have the right to remain private.

I think you know what you're up against when you take on a piece that you know is going to involve dragging up a lot emotions - you can end up being deeply immersed in gloom.

I like to think I'm a listener and I'm fascinated by observing people - I suppose you just lock that in.

If I want to run around a field when I'm 70 I would like to have that option.

I have nothing against people having work done it is when I hear tale of girls of 16 queuing up to get bigger breasts that is when I despair.

It always interests me how obsessed people are about age.

I always start from scratch with a character - they're never based on anyone else. You get ideas of what people look like and I'm a great people watcher. You can draw inspiration from people.