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When the BBC decided to bring Doctor Who back as a feature film a few years ago, one national newspaper ran a poll to ask…
There is something essentially sanguine about me, which I am inclined to attribute to the fact that I was born by caesarean section. It must…
Jesus is absolutely at the centre of Western civilisation and part of my fascination with him is, why? What is it about this particular man…
I would say critically of myself that I am somebody without secrets. Sometimes acting depends on you having a secret. I don’t think I’ve ever…
I love storytelling and I love just relating directly to an audience. That’s why we do theatre, it’s because we love contact with the audience.…
I get sent a lot of scripts which feature him as a kind of all-purpose Victorian literary character and really understand little, if anything, about…
I am never bored, never short of anything to do and I don’t even ever feel lonely. I am quite gregarious and I get out…
He invented this idea of telling the life story of a great writer through becoming his characters and becoming him. It was such a pleasure…
He always describes his characters’ voices and their physique so brilliantly. As people have said, they are cartoons, caricatures. They’re grotesques really.
When children have grieving parents it’s also common for them to feel an obligation to cheer them up and make them happy.
To live another person’s life is quite a weird thing.
My mother wanted me to be a teacher. She had this vision of me walking across the quadrangle in an Oxford college wearing my academic…
Like many Catholics, I was very affected by the personality of Jesus and that impression, pious as it was, has stayed with me.
I’ve come to this conclusion: What makes a great actor is great need. A huge need of acting.
Increasingly I’ve come to think that what’s at the core of acting is thinking. Most people would say it’s feeling.
I’d like to direct more operas.
I went to Queen’s University Belfast and stayed nine months, then I ran away to be an actor.
I hated Sundays when I was growing up in Streatham, south London. Everything closed down and stopped.
I don’t practise any religion but I am deeply interested in the answers that mankind has come up with to explain the human situation.
I don’t have any big regrets.
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