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When I was acting, I was always asking abut the mechanics of filmmaking. I decided I would learn what everyone on set was doing, so…
The only time I’ve tried to make plans, the cosmic sledgehammer has intervened and something else has happened. You just have to wait and see…
When I was a kid, I wrote to the BBC, and the producers sent me a huge package through the post with ‘Doctor Who’ scripts.…
The difference between movies and TV is that in TV you have to have a trauma every week, but that event may not be the…
STG and the Ramshorn Theatre are a vital part of Glasgow’s rich cultural history. To abandon them now is to abandon not only our past,…
Scottish men of a certain age have a black response to almost everything as a measure of how sophisticated they are. I have a very…
One of the very, very exciting things I have found here in L.A. is that no one talks to you about being Scottish. Whereas, if…
My childhood growing up in that part of Glasgow always sounds like some kind of sub-Catherine Cookson novel of earthy working-class immigrant life, which to…
I’m not terribly well read. My wife forces books into my hands and insists I read them, which I’m grateful to her for. She made…
What I’ve learnt being an actor is that you’ve got to be lucky. I got less lucky, and nobody was interested. If a part came…
I hated improvisation because in my early days as an actor, improvisation meant somebody had just come down from Oxford and they were doing a…
The big reason that ‘Doctor Who’ is still with us is that every single viewer who ever turned in to watch this show, at any…
I don’t want to find myself at the age of 60 waiting by the telephone for someone else to decide if I am capable of…
I destroyed all my geek stuff because I didn’t want to be a geek, and I regret it to this day. Consumed in the geek…
Even though I am a lifelong ‘Doctor Who’ fan, I’ve not played him since I was nine. I downloaded old scripts and practised those in…
Being asked to play ‘The Doctor’ is an amazing privilege. Like the Doctor himself I find myself in a state of utter terror and delight.…
‘Strictly Sinatra’ became a compromise between me and the producers, and neither of us liked the results much.
The best advice is to get on with it. I’m very prone to falling into depressions – not clinical, just ‘can’t be bothered.’ It’s such…
What annoys me about it is that your fate is always in somebody else’s hands. It’s always up to somebody else to decide whether or…
What you’re doing is acting with yourself. Well, I’m my favourite actor, so in a way it’s quite straightforward for me.
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