About Jane Horrocks:
Barbara Jane Horrocks is an English stage, screen and television actress, voice artist, musician and singer. She played "Bubble" in the TV series Absolutely Fabulous and is known for her distinctive voice and strong Lancashire accent.
Mike Leigh encourages you to choose a person that you know to base your character on. You write a whole list of people that you know and you go through that list in great depth with him. And then he chooses one of those people from your list.Jane Horrocks
When I think of Marilyn Monroe, and achieving her sound, I think of having a rather large bust. I think of her physically and I am just able to create her sound, because her physicality was so much to do with her sound.Jane Horrocks