"We are spiritual beings who can achieve all that we set out to do."
"I meditate and do yoga. I sit cross-legged and try not to levitate too much." (1991)
"I'm not a very physical person, really, I used to think it would do me a great deal of good to lift weights, but I gave it up when my neck started getting bigger than my head."
"I was tongue-tied. I had a very weak 'r' sound and had to work hard on it. I didn't have the condition corrected until I was 17. And then I went to the Central School of Speech and Drama to relearn how to speak."
"I originally wanted to be a singer... I was just one of those kids who opened his mouth and everyone sort of fell over backward because the sound was so beautiful... It was just a gift from the Gods, really; it had nothing to do with me"(à propos de sa voix de soprano enfant)
"I wanted to be a jockey or a dancer. But I got too big to be a jockey. As for dance, after I went to my first ballet, I suddenly realized that the man spends all his time lifting the woman in front of himself, and I thought that's a bit deadly."
"I was beaten regularly at Eton. But it didn't do me any harm... I really enjoyed my time there."
Ses Parents
"Valore et Virtute" (devise de la famille Huggins)
"Looking back, I'm very proud of what my parents did. They sacrificed a great deal."
"I would like to have been a soldier for a while for my father's sake, but I had rheumatic fever at sixteen and never saw any kind of military service. When I said I wanted to be an actor, it was the end. It was a great disappointment to my father."
"My father thought any respectable middle-class boy shouldn't do a thing like that. He thought it was all drinking champagne out of slippers." (1976)
"I had an amazing mother who used to say to us, 'I don't want you to do anything until you absolutely can't help it, or you're sure you want to do it.' Then, when my father would come home and scream, 'For God's sake, get these boys going!', my mother would answer: 'Not until they know what they want.'"
"My mother had this extraordinary way of making us flower. She wasn't just 'my mother'; her name was Elizabeth, and she had open doors and windows in her soul--that's the only way I can put it. Everybody came to my mother. She was like a light of great warmth." (1985)
L' Amour
" I am not looking and I don't go hunting. I'm the type who's got to be found." (1991)
"Love usually happens when you're not expecting it. There is such a thing as love at first sight. It gives you a flying start, but then you have to see how breakfast goes !"
"Yes, children are important for me. I have three. David, who is my son by Annie, and two step-children by Joan. They are Caleb and Rebecka - or Beckie as she loved to be called. They all mean a tremendous amount to me, and I feel very spoiled and lucky to have them." (Mai 1990)
Sa première femme Anna Massey
"We were far to young to get hitched. It didn't work out and we divorced in 1962."
Sa deuxième femme Joan Wilson
"She saw me on stage in Design for Living and said, 'That's the man for me'... She said she liked the way I changed weight from one leg to the other... She organized the meeting and we married in 1976. We had a decade together... I loved her dearly, she was so beautiful and gutsy."
"We had a once-in-a-lifetime love. She was an incredible person, the best wife a man could have. This was the kind of relationship where I would start a sentence and she would finish it. Sometimes you can see behind somebody's eyes and feel as if you have known them all your life. That's how it was."
"She was very bossy. I used to say to her 'Darling I'm glad we don't live together all the time. But when we were togheter it was a bonfire of fun. She was my confidence. she understood the hell actors go through."
"I knew at the end of 'The Final Problem' in 1984 that she had cancer, and the lights really went out in my life."
"I was in America when she learned her days were numbered. She flew over from Britain looking absolutely beautiful in scarlet and silver. That night we danced until the early hours. A few days later she was dead."
"She was my perfect woman. I wish she'd come back.."
"You never get over a loss like that. You just get used to it but you never get over it."
"I have got used to people saying I will get over it... But I am not very good at losing people I love. I lost my mother, she was killed in a car accident, and it threw me for a loop." (Mai 1990)
"When someone dies, people presume you are eligible again, but I'm not, really. And who's to choose who? With me, it's always been the lady." (TV Times, 16-22 Février 1991)
Sa dépression après la mort de Joan
"I went mad. I was locked up-put away. Raving, I'm afraid."
"You know, the people who take care of you in those places [hospital] darling. They really can be quite naughty.But of course they have a terrible job, its the worst job in the world."
"When I saw my son looking at me with tears in his eyes, I decided I would not let that happen again."
"The character of Holmes had brought me to my knees. As part of my therapy-to get back on the bicycle-I decided to get the man out of me."
"Don't be too brave. Bravery is a fine thing on some occasions, but sometimes it can be quite a dangerous thing. The stiff upper lip is not always the best. "
L' Amérique
"I was overwhelmed with America then. The enormous vitality--the hustle and bustle were just too much for me. I'm older now, and find America very exciting. And the American women! They're so wonderfully groomed - they're beautiful, really. I find them terribly attractive!" (1964)
"I feel blessed to be working whatever the part. America has taught that to me. One's career is only there by the grace of God and this carpet!... I love to work. Being allowed constantly to play charades and be paid for doing what one adores is unbelievable. It's also an escape. It's easy to become a workaholic because when you're working there's a clear focus. Life is much more complicated, but then it's such an honour to be working when only four percent of actors in Britain are employed." ("The More Than Elementary Mr. Jeremy Brett." Woman and Home interview, June 1984)
"I adore Hollywood. I really wanted to be a cowboy. I know, don't laught. I mean, that's the way life is... I really wanted to be a Hollywood cowboy. I thought, 'well, I can't be Alan Ladd in Shane. I'll be Jack Palance or whatever', but it didn't work out." (TV interview, Terry Wogan, 1991)
"People living in Hollywood have to stay home if they're in a foul mood; anything outside the home is potential publicity. "
"I think the greatest star in American at the moment is Kevin Costner."
"I was very upset because my dear gardener had been killed in a car accident. There was no point in having a home there any more just for me." (la raison de la vente de sa maison à Los Angeles)
"It was a warm day and I thought I'd do a bit of sun bathing, but my two puritanical elderly neighbours were horrified and ran inside. To make amends I invited them round for a proper English tea-fully clothed of course." (anectode pendant le séjour de Jeremy au Canada)
L' Argent
"I mean, money people are usually quite brisk, but mine aren't, and they keep on giving me spaces so that I've been able to go on and do plays and films."
"Money to me is a very complicated game and I'm not very good at it. I try very hard, but I regard it merely as a necessary means to an end. I've no idea how to look after it." ("The Real Jeremy Brett - Alive and Well in Exquisite Poverty" - TV Times, Février/Mars 1973)
Son Métier
"My friends say to me 'Are you still play-acting? Will you ever do a proper job?"
"I think I prefer acting on stage; I like to see if the audience is enjoying itself."
"Doing work you enjoy helps, too. I mean it helps if you can find a job that interests you enough so that each week when you're paid it seems like a minor miracle--and I've always been fortunate enough to do that" ( 'I Want to Be a Star,' Says Jeremy Brett." My Weekly interview by Yvonne Wyatt-Rees, 7 Avril 1979)
"One wonders when you're a "becomer." What a "becomer" means is I'm a sponge, right, I'm an actor. You squeeze the liquid out of your own essence, and draw in the liquid of the part that you're playing."
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