Kimberley Nixon Best Quotes

Kimberley Nixon is a Welsh actress. Nixon is known for her role as Sophy Hutton in the BBC One period drama Cranford and various films and for starring as Josie Jones in the Channel 4 comedy-drama Fresh … Enjoy Kimberley Nixon’s best quotes below.

“My character in ‘Fresh Meat’ is quite prim and tidy, and then I basically had no make-up for the whole shoot of ‘Kidnap and Ransom’ – apart from a bit of Vaseline to make me look even sweatier!”
“By the time you’re 18, 19, you know yourself, and you shouldn’t go against your gut feeling, which is a temptation in the first year of university.”
“I absolutely adore Agatha Christie; so much so that when I received a kitten for my Christmas present, I called her Agatha, and I already have a cat called Hercule!”
“I absolutely love ‘Four In A Bed.’ Before I started filming, and I was unemployed, it was the focus of my day. Four B&B owners go to each other’s B&Bs, have a meal and stay over, and then pay what they think the room was worth. At the end of the week, they sit down together and open each other’s envelopes, and they all start rowing.”
“I knew I wanted to be an actress, but I hadn’t ever really told anyone. I’d always got quite good grades, so people assumed I would go and do a ‘normal’ job. My dad took me to my first audition for drama school and picked me up without anyone knowing, really.”
“I’d just got back from filming my role as Flo in ‘Kidnap & Ransom’ when I got the news that Channel 4 had re-commissioned ‘Fresh Meat,’ so I think it was the first Christmas I could actually relax knowing that I had three months’ work sorted. As an actor, that’s always a good feeling.”
“I’m a tomboy and quite clumsy, so I’m more like the anti-sexy icon.”
“A lot of my background is in theatre, so when you’re on location, and the wind is really blowing, it’s raining, and you’ve got mud all over you, it really keeps you on your toes.”
“I always think my face is quite nondescript – it sort of fits in to any period. It’s not really distinct enough for you to remember me from something.”
“Whenever I’m in L.A, I see Jessica Biel.”
“‘Fresh Meat’ is the first comedy thing I’ve ever done.”
“Growing up, we used to watch a lot of ‘Indiana Jones’ and ‘Star Wars’ and wear hand-me-down jeans and jumpers. I wasn’t really one for dresses.”
“Have I met Justin Timberlake? I have! I’ve been to his house.”
“I buy DVDs almost every week. I’m more of a film buff, so I usually buy more DVDs than CDs, but if I like someone’s album, I will buy the CD of it.”
“I’m the first actress in the family, but when I’m home, I’m just Kimberley.”
“If something doesn’t work in my house – TV, phone, stereo, anything – I just call my dad, and he knows the answer.”
“Because of the fact I look a lot younger than I really am, I think, I end up getting these girl-next-door roles. I mean, I’m not a Gemma Arterton type as far as I can tell.”
“I get mistaken for Amanda Holden; I’ve had that since I was 12. I get Carey Mulligan, too. We look quite similar, and she does ‘Bleak House’ and I do ‘Cranford,’ so people mix us up. I’m sure we’ll play sisters at some point.”
“I love meeting up with friends and just doing ‘normal’ stuff like going to the cinema.”
“I think I’d like my own plane, stacked with all my favourite films.”
“Even though we know the origin of diseases, panic sweeps. It’s one thing that frightens us, because it’s your health and your body – it’s more like a tangible threat; it’s not like a foreign enemy you can fight. That was really what was uppermost to many of us whilst making ‘Black Death.’”
“I have a PC because I don’t know how to use a Mac. Actors always have Macs with them, and when I try to use someone else’s, I can’t get the hang of it. It’s very strange; I don’t like it.”
“I thought every other kid was like me. I’d watch films and act them out on my own and wish I could be one of the actresses. When I saw ‘Pride And Prejudice,’ the one with Colin Firth, I just absolutely knew that was what I wanted to do, and for ‘Cranford’ to be my first job was poetic, really.”
“I went to the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, which was great but very different from a typical university. They sat us down in the first week and said: if you want to party, you’ve come to the wrong place. There was no lie-ins or skipping lectures.”
“I’m quite contradictory – a bit OCD, but quite untidy. I have piles of stuff everywhere, but they make sense to me. And I’ll find the one thing in the room that’s my boyfriend’s, and complain about him leaving it out.”
“Sometimes when you film, you can be in a bit of a bubble, and then suddenly when you finish filming, it’s taken out of your hands – it’s not yours anymore, and we all love it so much that we feel quite protective of it.”
“I had always sort of done dramatic things, and I love them; it’s my background. But when I think about ‘Fresh Meat,’ I just think about the cast and the crew that we had… we just had a great time.”
“I hadn’t done comedy before ‘Fresh Meat’ – I hadn’t really been seen that way, and then ‘Fresh Meat’ came out, and suddenly a lot more comedy scripts were coming my way, which was really great.”
“I have six brothers, and in the past I’ve done quite a few girlie films, like ‘Wild Child’ and ‘Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging’ – so when they’ve been to those, they’ve been incredibly embarrassed. They won’t be embarrassed going to see ‘Black Death’ – I reckon they’re going to love it.”
“I live in Wales but spend quite a lot of time in London – I stay with my brother. When I get home after being in Manchester or London for a bit, I forget how dark the sky is, and I won’t have seen stars for ages.”
“I’m very impatient, and if I get a new piece of technology, no matter what it is – I recently got the iPhone, which is very exciting – I can’t be doing with reading manuals. I want it to work immediately and to do what I want it to do.”
“I’ve got six brothers, so I grew up with all boys, then I moved in with three girls, and the differences were incredible. Living in a very feminine house threw me a bit. The bathroom was unbelievable; it was like a chemist’s.”
“In my last year of drama school, I was Abigail in ‘The Crucible’ and Nina in ‘The Seagull,’ and I did some Shakespeare with the RSC. That’s what casting directors saw me in, and I got put up for a lot of period drama auditions. I always get told I suit the costumes. I don’t think I have a very modern-looking face.”
“When I first started out, I absolutely begged my agent to get me a Poirot audition, and my wish came true – I did a Poirot! I need to do a Marple to round it off.”

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