Redman: I'm scared of getting old

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Amanda Redman has worries about growing old Amanda Redman has worries about growing old

Amanda Redman has revealed she worries about ageing.

The 56-year-old actress admitted she has fears about growing older.

"I'm fearful about losing my mobility, I'm fearful of losing my brain, or my marbles, like other friends' parents have, I'm fearful of becoming dependent on people for things that you just don't want to be dependent on people for, so that I think," she said.

"And also I'm fearful of mortality as more and more friends and members of family die, frankly. I know that's a downer but it's the truth. I think as you get older mortality starts to really hit you in the face. So all of that I don't like at all."

Amanda, who played Tommy Cooper's wife Gwen 'Dove' in ITV drama Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This, admitted she doesn't like watching herself back on screen with an audience.

"I'm very critical, but I think that you can't possibly learn unless you watch yourself. But I don't watch it with other people, because it'd be hideous," she said.

"So I sit there and talk to the screen and say things like, 'Oh you silly cow. Why have you done that? I don't believe you'. But you can only learn by doing that, otherwise you just carry on doing the same old thing."

She also shrugged off her tag as a sex symbol, saying: " I never have! Those labels get put on you. You shouldn't believe in them anyway."

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2:39am Sun 27 Apr 14

BIGGLESTOE says...

Well Amanda, I suggest that you get a grip, as I am 4 years younger than you, and know that my life will be taken away any time thanks to a heart condition, that can't be repaired without a transplant! good luck Luvvy:)
Well Amanda, I suggest that you get a grip, as I am 4 years younger than you, and know that my life will be taken away any time thanks to a heart condition, that can't be repaired without a transplant! good luck Luvvy:) BIGGLESTOE
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3:07am Sun 27 Apr 14

imay_37 says...

BIGGLESTOE wrote:
Well Amanda, I suggest that you get a grip, as I am 4 years younger than you, and know that my life will be taken away any time thanks to a heart condition, that can't be repaired without a transplant! good luck Luvvy:)
what organ do u need? u can have mine.
[quote][p][bold]BIGGLESTOE[/bold] wrote: Well Amanda, I suggest that you get a grip, as I am 4 years younger than you, and know that my life will be taken away any time thanks to a heart condition, that can't be repaired without a transplant! good luck Luvvy:)[/p][/quote]what organ do u need? u can have mine. imay_37
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3:07am Sun 27 Apr 14

imay_37 says...

BIGGLESTOE wrote:
Well Amanda, I suggest that you get a grip, as I am 4 years younger than you, and know that my life will be taken away any time thanks to a heart condition, that can't be repaired without a transplant! good luck Luvvy:)
what organ do u need? u can have mine.
[quote][p][bold]BIGGLESTOE[/bold] wrote: Well Amanda, I suggest that you get a grip, as I am 4 years younger than you, and know that my life will be taken away any time thanks to a heart condition, that can't be repaired without a transplant! good luck Luvvy:)[/p][/quote]what organ do u need? u can have mine. imay_37
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2:20pm Sun 27 Apr 14

MrBenggo says...

I just ignore the my heart trouble and arthritis and make the best of it,that's all I can do.
I just ignore the my heart trouble and arthritis and make the best of it,that's all I can do. MrBenggo
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