Quotes by: Samantha Bond

Samantha Bond
Born (1961-11-27) 27 November 1961 (age 55)
London, England, UK
Nationality English
Occupation Actress
Years active 1983–present
Known for James Bond
Television Downton Abbey
Home Fires
Spouse(s) Alexander Hanson (1989–present); 2 children
Children Molly

I've always had this sneaking suspicion that I get a kick out of the insecurity.
Samantha Bond
When I got on stage, I would have a rush of adrenaline; everybody gets it. Normally after the first night it becomes more controllable, and as long as I could ride the wave, I was still in charge.
Samantha Bond
Something like 'Sex And The City' was insulting - women all clawing on to their youth when there's such ripe territory in honestly exploring women's lives as they get older.
Samantha Bond
One of my earliest memories is of being about three and a half, climbing through the legs of a man who I didn't know was the famous actor, Patrick Magee.
Samantha Bond
I'm very shocked when I look at television and I see such an aggressive youth and image obsession in the representation of women on our screens.
Samantha Bond
As a child, I always remember our home, which was a flat just on the Barnes side of Hammersmith Bridge in London, buzzing with actors such as Patrick McGee and Peter Bowles. We were a family who were always on the go.
Samantha Bond
I get so nervous before I go on stage that I can never eat very much, so I'm always completely starving afterwards and dying for a bowl of pasta.
Samantha Bond
I lost a girlfriend when I was in my 30s. She was 46. It all sounds so trite, but I put a Post-it on my dressing-room wall. It said, 'The past is history. The future is a mystery. This moment is a gift, which is why it's called the present.'
Samantha Bond
The bravest thing I've ever done is fly to New York. I'm simply terrified of aeroplanes - I am the woman you see weeping at the airport.
Samantha Bond
The big thing that Moneypenny changed was the amount of charity work that I was able to be involved with.
Samantha Bond
It's always been a dream of mine to be Ginger Rogers or Cyd Charisse, and here I am performing alongside Robert Lindsay and being directed by a major Broadway producer. Who said dreams don't come true?
Samantha Bond
Inside my heart, there's a 12-year-old girl who has always wanted to be Ginger Rogers.
Samantha Bond
My father Philip was an actor and appeared in everything from 'The Onedin Line' to 'Hedda Gabler' with Dame Diana Rigg.
Samantha Bond
Filming is quite exciting because every day is different, but it can involve long hours standing around in chilly locations. Theatre is a very different challenge because every night you're striving to keep it fresh, even though you might have been performing the same play for months.
Samantha Bond
It's one of the oldest theatrical adages: never work with children or animals.
Samantha Bond
I had absolutely no idea of the scale of its following and the globalness of 'Bond'.
Samantha Bond
Sometimes I'll work through the crossword sections of three separate papers.
Samantha Bond
If you put people up on pedestals, there's only one way for them to go, and that is down.
Samantha Bond
I adore acting; it's in my blood - quite literally - but I can honestly say the most creative thing in the world for me is being a mother.
Samantha Bond
I've been married to the same man - even after the separation - longer than most people in this business. I'm sick to death of people mentioning it.
Samantha Bond
I'm an appalling flyer. I get very tense, although I no longer weep uncontrollably for no reason - I just sob if there's turbulence.
Samantha Bond
Not a lot of people know this, but I'm very good at mathematics. When I was an angry teenager, I used to sit in my room and do quadratic equations to calm myself down.
Samantha Bond

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