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Tamsin Greig


British actress, best known for appearing in Black Books and Green Wing.
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Tamsin Greig
"There aren't many laughs in that and I remember doing a look and everybody laughed and I just thought, wow, that's incredible how you can do that. So I did another look and they laughed again and then I remember thinking, hold on, this isn't right for this piece, you've got to stop it."
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It suddenly hit me one day: after we're married I'll be called Mrs T Leaf!
Greig
Is that what he said? Is that what he said? He can talk! No, itís true. Iím terrible. Do you know what? Iíve got quite an easy job. Iíve just got to look at people, say lines and not laugh. And two of those I do okay-ish. But basically Iím just shit at quite an ordinary job, namely not laughing. Itís not that hard not to laugh. The guy who sold me my travel card, he didnít wet himself laughing. You just donít do it.




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On my mother's side I'm Polish-Jewish, and on my father's side I'm Scottish puffin.
Greig Tamsin
In as much as any invisible, unbelievable, unknowable fictional character is, yes.
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ďEvery drama school in the country turned me down, and so I was lucky to study drama at all, even if it was lowly Birmingham University. But even when I came out with my degree, my mother promptly insisted I go straight to secretarial college to have something to fall back on, just in case Ė which didnít exactly fill me with confidence.Ē
Tamsin Greig
"It's interesting to see the dislocation between how people perceive a person visually. Apparently on the radio I'm blonde with a big arse."
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I said to one of them, "Look after the baby, I've got washing," because we've got washable nappies. I said, "Look after the baby. Entertain her, do some words," because she's saying words, "Do any words." So I came back after I scraped all the stuff off, and he was going, "Say, ĎWigan Athletic!í"
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When I came to faith, I thought I would have to stop being an actor, because itís all about artifice and manipulation. But weíre living in a world where God doesnít really have an influence, unless itís fundamentalists, so Iíll always be an outsider because of my faith. And when you think about it, faith and acting are all about stories, so the two are not mutually exclusive.
Greig Tamsin
ďOh, nobody would ever want to know me in Hollywood. Iím far too puffin-faced for that, too weird-looking. No, I think Iíll probably stick to telly, if tellyíll have me, though I wouldnít mind doing radio plays as well.Ē
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