Top Quotes by Jamie Parker

I think it’s harder to write about joy than pain, isn’t it?

Jamie Parker

You can’t go into parenthood as a battle wearing armour. It doesn’t work that way.

Jamie Parker

Normally, you spend the play convincing people of the world and the characters.

Jamie Parker

J. K. Rowling has already got a whole generation reading.

Jamie Parker

It’s all you want as an actor: to have a story people want to be told.

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Isn’t it a rare thing, telling hopeful stories now? I think we need more of that, to be honest.

Jamie Parker

I like Monoloco in Petersfield, Hampshire, and Little Dorrit in London’s Borough Market. Everything’s delicious, healthy, and inexpensive.

Jamie Parker

If you are not getting people who have never been to the theatre before to come, then you are not doing your job.

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For my money, all theatre should be free.

Jamie Parker

I don’t think people should be priced out of going to the theatre… But we have to recognise that it is a show business.

Jamie Parker

I will take to my grave with me the atmosphere of the first ‘Cursed Child’ preview, because no one knew anything. Only very rarely have I been able to deploy the phrase ‘audible gasps.’

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Theatres that are stuffed to the gunnels leave me feeling rather peaceful – that’s when things are going right. When you’re playing to 40% and trying to make the budget, it’s more difficult.

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I know I’m only as good as the material I’ve got to work with. I’m not an alchemist, not when it comes to writing or production.

Jamie Parker

New York really does know how to welcome you through its gates – if they decide that’s what they want to do.

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I’m making it up as I go along, like everyone else. There probably are some actors who are quite methodical or at least take their time about what particular footholds to find on the rocks next. There are always choices, even when you’re not getting seen, for how to spend your time. It’s only after 10 years that I got any kind of traction at all.

Jamie Parker

Spoilers are inevitable.

Jamie Parker

Generally in the theatre, you spend some portion of the performance convincing people they have done the right thing in buying the ticket, that this is the play they want to watch.

Jamie Parker

If you want to do good material and you’re lucky enough to get a chance to do it, then chances are probably somebody pretty nifty will have been there before you.

Jamie Parker

When I got the job on ‘Cursed Child,’ I was doing another show in the West End, and I was playing a part that Marlon Brando had played.

Jamie Parker

You’re always trying to find common ground with whatever you do, but you want to not be thinking about yourself when you’re performing a play. The job is getting yourself out of the way and letting the character go about the scenes.

Jamie Parker

Wizarding is technical to me. When you get something that adds up to more than the sum of its parts, that feeling is magic to me. That’s a kind of alchemy.

Jamie Parker

I’ve done a lot of shows over a long time, and I’ve lost my voice on plays before, and it’s because I’ve been thinking closely about what I’m doing with my voice. Babies can scream all day and never lose their voice because they just mean it. As long as you mean it, then it carries you through. It’s do it or don’t.

Jamie Parker

I miss the generation of actors such as John Mills, where it doesn’t surprise you at all when he crops up in a film tap-dancing.

Jamie Parker

I think you need to be very careful of getting ‘stuck’ in musical theatre.

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I think what I have to offer is more useful in theatre than on screen.

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Theatre is home – I grew up doing it – and that is never going to change.

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I was twelve when I went to boarding school in Edinburgh.

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It can be painful leaving parts of yourself behind. Change and shuffling off your previous skin is traumatic, but it can be done.

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In real life, I wish I could do a Scourgify. That would just be incredible helpful, when I know the rest of the family is gong to be back in 30 seconds and I haven’t tidied up. That would be really helpful.

Jamie Parker

Trust is front and center in the working of this production, and it’s conceivable there is a harder-working team of theater practitioners than the ‘Cursed Child’ company, but if there are, I’d like to meet them.

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