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Katrin Cartlidge

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Also Known As: Died: November 7, 2002
Born: May 15, 1961 Cause of Death: complications from pneumonia and septicemia
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Cast ...


"I feel eternally immature; it's something about being the youngest, the family is always treating you as the baby.

I think it's hard to be alive at the moment and not be a little bit neurotic; maybe I'm saying that in my defence." --Katrin Cartlidge quoted in the London Times, February 5, 2000

"Katrin has so much truth in her when she's acting. It must hurt her terribly, because she's working without skin. She has no safety tires. She's not using technique to make it easier." --"Breaking the Waves" co-star Stellan Skarsgard, quoted in Time Out New York, November 14-21, 1996

"I actually love getting older. I hated my 20s; I couldn;t wait to be 30. I'm really looking forward to turning 40, if I get there. And not just because things are more successful now, but because I think the older you get, the more you find life interesting apart from your own problems." --Cartlidge quoted in The New York Times, August 3, 1997

"Mike [Leigh] allows an actress to be a woman, warts and all. It's not true that just because you're a woman you have superior qualities. Look at Margaret Thatcher. Mike is brilliant because he allows his characters to be fully rounded. He spends a lot of time working through this organic chaos to get to the final very crafted, very disciplined film." --Cartlidge quoted in Sydney Morning Herald, August 29, 1997

"Katrin is a total original. She's not frightened of ugliness or danger, as you can see from some of her roles; she confronts everything with courage.

"She's very droll, sharp, perceptive, but also incredibly generous: she's the last person who would ever get twitchy about other people's performances, she's an ensemble actor." -- Mike Leigh quoted in the London Times, February 5, 2000

"There's a sort of paradox about Katrin, She is very English, with her quiet seriousness ans self-deprecating humor, but the range of her look allows her to play characters of almost any European nationality or period." --Simon Perry, chief executive of British Screen, quoted in The New York Times, August 3, 1997

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