I believe strongly in discipline – in work, in the way you live, in the way you approach every day. You have to make yourself do things. When you’re busy it’s easy to be disciplined, but when you are unemployed, unwanted, out of work – which happens as an actor – you have to discipline yourself to do something. It’s about getting up, having faith and hope, and doing everything you can to make life agreeable.

Joanne Lumley, Woman & Home magazine interview, 2012