Quotes by: Natalie Dormer
I have been to Canada several times. It was autumn when I visited Vancouver, and I will always remember the colour of the trees in British Columbia were stunning.
My first time to Rome was when I was backpacking with my best friend around Europe for a month at 18 years old, so I remember that excitement of being away from home properly for the first time.
Travel is so important in its capacity to expand the mind. It's exciting to start as young as possible - you get to see how other cultures live, challenge your senses, and try different cuisines.
More often than not, I get cast as quite Machiavellian roles - it's something about my face; I'm quite shifty or something!
What makes me really happy is a walk in the English countryside. A nice sunset, that British countryside - it means I'm home.
So many little girls dream about their wedding day. But with actresses, sometimes it's the inverse, because we get to be the centre of attention, looked up and down, dressed up for premieres all the time. The pull isn't quite as great.
I don't know if I'm a daredevil, exactly, but I do enjoy a good challenge. It's the only way you grow.
As an actress, as you get older, you find yourself in a situation where you play mothers or women who are hoping to be mothers.
Women have a lot of... attitudes enforced in us about our sense of attractiveness being bound up in long, flowing, Hollywood kind of hair.
As an actress, I think it's important to look back and realize that we aren't always quite as original as we think we are. There's this grand, textured history for us over the last 100 years of incredible writers, directors, and performers.
Actors have this amazing skill - we bond quite quickly but equally we move on quite quickly. There's nothing particularly cold or capricious about it - we're troubadours and lead a troubadour's lifestyle.
I've never been far from the river. I'm sort of like a Thames-nymph.
Shaving half my head was a look that meant I could go punkier with my style.
Privacy is important to me. But it's not just about sticking two fingers up and saying I don't want anyone to know my business. It's an artistic choice. I think that for any actor to convince their audience that they have completely inhabited a character requires a certain level of anonymity.
It's a writer's or director's role to be cerebral, whereas for an actor it should be a visceral, gut thing. When the action starts, it's best to turn the brain off and let it become an instinctual thing.
Sometimes a woman's looks or sensuality are too readily wrapped up in their power.
I'm a serial monogamist and would never dream of being as predatory as some of the women I've played. I can actually be a bit shy.
The Gili Islands gave me some of my best scuba diving experiences, including tons of turtles.
I love being part of huge mega blockbusters, and I love being a part of small independent films and small stage.
I love my camera crews on all my jobs. It's the half of the job that the audience never gets to see. They're integral. They're as much a part of making a movie or television show as I am.