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A collection of best quotes and thoughts by Jessica Brown Findlay on death, acting, emotion, art, romantic, hopeless, style, clothes, drama, war, attitude, and experience.

35 Top Jessica Brown Findlay Quotes

Quick Facts

Famous As: British Film & TV Actress

Born On: September 14, 1989

Born In: Cookham

Jessica Brown Findlay is an English actress. She is recognized across the globe for portraying Lady Sybil Crawley in the British historical period drama television series ‘Downton Abbey.’ She is also known for her performance in coming-of-age drama film ‘Albatross,’ where she starred as Emelia Conan Doyle. Some of her other notable works include, ‘Harlots,’ ‘Victor Frankenstein,’ ‘England Is Mine,’ ‘Winter’s Tale,’ ‘The Riot Club,’ ‘Monster Family,’ and ‘Lullaby,’ amongst various others. Here is a list of some interesting and famous quotes and sayings by Jessica Brown Findlay which have been extracted from her works, movies, interviews, public utterances, tweets, dialogues, thoughts and life. Read through the collection of insightful quotes and thoughts by Jessica Brown Findlay.

I'm hungry for a cold and mean character. I'd love it if someone thought I could play gritty. I want to play a baddie - someone really scary.

Jessica Brown Findlay

I've read my grandmother's memoirs and she served as a nurse during World War II. What they had to do was incredible.

Jessica Brown Findlay

I trained as a ballet dancer till I was 18, so I would really like to get back to it. I'd love it if there was a part that meant I could do both acting and ballet, as they're both so close to my heart.

Jessica Brown Findlay

My style icons would be people like Brigitte Bardot and old Hollywood actresses who always look so stunning, cool and chic. I like classic and timeless looks.

Jessica Brown Findlay

I absolutely adore Alessandra Rich, I think her dresses are stunning and she really knows how to cut and dress the female shape. Her stuff is really beautiful, stylish and a little bit quirky. I love it all!

Jessica Brown Findlay

Girls in scripts are often pretty but brainless, or geeky and no one likes them, so it's great to find richer roles. Chalk and cheese aspects of people are very interesting to play.

Jessica Brown Findlay

At 17, we all think we know what we're doing.

Jessica Brown Findlay

Before I go on stage, I knock three times. Three is my lucky number; I once went into an audition and was number 333 and got the best part ever.

Jessica Brown Findlay

I do so many things. Like when I was younger, if I drove past a house that I didn't want to live in, I'd hold my breath. Driving around somewhere like Slough I'd go blue in the face.

Jessica Brown Findlay

I remember stealing some pic n' mix when I was seven; when I got out of the shop, I burst into tears.

Jessica Brown Findlay

I'm really into strong, female roles - but they don't have to necessarily be loud - I'm just as interested in introverts too.

Jessica Brown Findlay

Ever since I was young, I've read Austen and the Brontes. My friends laugh, but those books are always so tragic and wonderful - those stories, they're just incredible.

Jessica Brown Findlay

I love when people become obsessed with 'Downton.'

Jessica Brown Findlay

I have endless playlists on my iPod so will throw on, say, Bruce Springsteen or The Smiths, depending on what kind of day I'm going to have.

Jessica Brown Findlay

I trained as a ballet dancer and fell in love with Rudolf Nureyev; I thought him the most beautiful creature. My mum had to break it to me that not only was he gay, but he was dead.

Jessica Brown Findlay

The thing I adore about acting is that it's not me: you get to experience all these emotions, but essentially it's not you.

Jessica Brown Findlay

I've been told I make a very good brew.

Jessica Brown Findlay

There's a reason hobble skirts are called hobble skirts. You literally can't move very far in them.

Jessica Brown Findlay

I trained as a ballet dancer - well, I started when I was two and a half, and was serious about it from when I was eight until I was 18.

Jessica Brown Findlay

You don't automatically assume everyone will fall for a period drama.

Jessica Brown Findlay

Unfortunately I had an ankle problem and underwent three operations.

Jessica Brown Findlay

I don't mind giving everyone a shock - including myself.

Jessica Brown Findlay

Everything you listen to when you are 17 should be embarrassing, otherwise you are way too cool.

Jessica Brown Findlay

I don't know if I'm so righteous.

Jessica Brown Findlay

I just really think every job I do, I get this gypsy attitude to money.

Jessica Brown Findlay

I've got four piercings in my left, so we've dubbed my right one the 'period drama ear.' I have to be filmed from that side when I do emotional close-ups in 'Downton.'

Jessica Brown Findlay

I am a hopeless romantic.

Jessica Brown Findlay

Sometimes when a scene is written or directed to be shouted or played incredibly angrily, I always think it's way more terrifying when someone is fuming and talks in a very calm way. I always want people to shout at me if they're angry - it freaks me out that whole thing of, 'I'm not angry I'm just disappointed.'

Jessica Brown Findlay

I shout at the radio when someone starts talking over the end of a song. Shut up! I don't want to hear that the DJ has just found a mouldy sandwich in the corner of the studio. Nor do I like it when the magic of something you're watching is shattered by an advert for Argos.

Jessica Brown Findlay

I filmed 'Albatross' before I got 'Downton.' It's a coming-of-age movie about this girl who leaps into this family's life, like a whirlwind. She's ballsy and brash and wonderful, it was such an amazing character to play.

Jessica Brown Findlay

On the surface, it's really easy to dismiss certain characters, but sometimes you find that the most interesting parts are disappointingly shallow. It's your job as an actress to pull that person apart, and work out why they act the way that they do.

Jessica Brown Findlay

The first episodes I actually read for 'Downton,' Sybil was really intimidated and hadn't come into her own. So it's only in Series Two that she's become so headstrong. In general, I find it exciting to play strong, female roles because they're shocking.

Jessica Brown Findlay

I'm starting to shake it off, I am quite self-conscious, and it's only when I'm playing roles that I can escape that. The older I get, the more people tell me it's absolutely fine to be the way you are with all your quirks and nuances, and I wish I'd learnt that younger - I would have relaxed a bit more.

Jessica Brown Findlay

We filmed 'Labyrinth' in South Africa for two and a half months and it was just the most unbelievable experience. Lots of sword fighting, mud in hair and lots of weeping! It's very different from 'Downton' because I was going to work and having mud put in my hair - it's the other extreme of the look!

Jessica Brown Findlay

I like to accessorise shirts with a little ribbon tied round my collar or a country style ascot. I've also sewed little hearts on some of my sleeves which I've done for years because I always wear my heart on my sleeve so if you see a little embroidered heart on my clothes, that's why!

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