• "I always believe it's better to have 30 imaginations working on a project, rather than one imagination telling the other 29 what to do."
  • "I had a feeling about Shakespeare's soliloquies, that there should be a real exchange between the actor and the audience."
  • "In a way, I have to have a dictatorship. I can't be told that I'm wrong. That conflicts with what I was saying earlier about listening. It isn't to do with receiving criticism and responding to other views, it's who has that last decision."
  • "I tend to arrive in the rehearsal process with very strongly developed ideas about what I want to do. But I don't like those ideas to be things that are not subject to change, or subject to development, or subject to challenge."
  • "I've experienced a private doubt, something that I've kept deeply inside, and then eventually delivered a piece of work that people responded to with huge enthusiasm."
  • "I've just taken the decision that I'm going to now go full time back into the theater."
  • "I've never had any feeling of disconnection between the classical theater, or the contemporary theater, or musical theater, or the thing that we call opera."
  • "If you can't fully believe in your ideas, it very quickly communicates to a group of actors who need something to hold onto. They need to believe that whatever criticism, whatever comment is received, is meant."
  • "The film director, in many instances, has to swallow somebody else's decision about the final form of something. It's so hard as to be intolerable."
  • "If you feel very deeply about something, it's not possible to sacrifice your integrity about that."