Quotes by: Laura Carmichael

Laura Carmichael
Born Laura Elizabeth Carmichael
(1986-07-16) 16 July 1986 (age 30)
Southampton, Hampshire, UK
Occupation Actress
Years active 2010–present
Notable work Downton Abbey as Lady Edith Crawley (2010–2015)
Madame Bovary as Henrietta (2014)

I think it must be so hard to start your career with everyone going on about how gorgeous you are. To be in that bracket must be so pressurised.
Laura Carmichael
There's something about wearing clothes that your great-grandmother might have thought were nice that makes you look older.
Laura Carmichael
I'd love to work in the States; I'd love to work anywhere where you get a good script and a good part to play. But I do love British film as well.
Laura Carmichael
You have to have sympathy for and an empathy with a character in order to play them.
Laura Carmichael
There is no way I'd have wanted to live in the Twenties. It was really crap for women.
Laura Carmichael
You have to have sympathy for and an empathy with a character in order to play them.
Laura Carmichael
When I emerge from filming I feel slightly out of synch with real life, but it's also a relief.
Laura Carmichael
My history teacher was utterly terrifying, but her lessons were very inspiring. She got me interested in people and stories, which then led me to acting.
Laura Carmichael
I've been really lucky because I've managed to become wonderful friends with a handful of very talented British designers. Christopher Kane has become one of my very good friends - also Erdem. Jonathan Saunders is another brilliant talent who's very kind. We all hang out.
Laura Carmichael
We all have hierarchies at work - even on set, the runner would never walk up to the director and ask for a cup of coffee.
Laura Carmichael
I grew up listening in awe to stories of their wartime adventures. My granny, Joan, was a journalist and wrote amazing letters to my grandpa when he was a prisoner of war, while my nana, Mary, was a Land Girl, then a Wren. They were so independent, resilient and glamorous.
Laura Carmichael
I did all sorts of jobs after drama school - working in a bar, as a teaching assistant. I probably learned as much from them as I did at drama school.
Laura Carmichael
When I'm in a tricky situation I often think: 'What would Beyonce do?' It helps.
Laura Carmichael
The Twenties have this sort of attitude where you never know what's around the corner.
Laura Carmichael
I think as an actor you're used to having to travel, so wherever the work, is you're willing to go.
Laura Carmichael

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