The 5-Minute Interview: Lucy Cohu, Actress

'Dancing and kissing are activities that make me feel really great'
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Lucy Cohu, 37, is known for her Emmy and Bafta award-nominated role in Channel 4's 'The Queen's Sister'. The DVD release of 'Becoming Jane' on 10 Sep- tember sees Cohu in the role of Eliza De Feuillide. From 27 August, Cohu will also appear as Evelyn in Channel 4's seven-part drama 'Cape Wrath'.

If I weren't talking to you right now I'd be...

In the bath. Every woman likes to take a nice, long bath.

A phrase I use too often...

"Any chance you could babysit?" I have a six-year-old son. Actually, he's almost seven, which is an important detail.

I wish people would take more notice of...

Our freaky weather. It's mad, I always leave the house wearing six layers of clothes, take them off layer by layer during the day and put them back on in the evening.

The most surprising thing that happened to me was...

Finding out I was pregnant with my son on Millennium eve; I was shocked and thrilled at the same time.

I am not a politician but...

A lot of wankers are. We all know that we are being over-regulated and that we should never have gone to war with Iraq.

A common misperception of me is...

That I'm posh - not true.

I'm good at...

Dancing and kissing. They are my favourite activities and they both make me feel really great.

I'm very bad at...

Long division. Helping my son with homework has made me realise just how bad I am at maths.

The ideal night out is...

A night in which I get to dance or kiss.

In moments of weakness...

I tend to feel insecure.

You know me as an actress but in another life I'd have been a...

Children's nurse. I started acting early on in my life but it's a dream that's never really left me.

The best age to be is...

I would say six years old. At that age you are so innocent and happy, without a care in the world apart from which friend's house you can go over to and play in.

In a nutshell my philosophy is...

Stop crying, put on the kettle and everything will be just fine.

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