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Theatre is expensive to go to. I certainly felt when I was growing up that theatre wasn’t for us. Theatre still has that stigma to…
The film is about Joe discovering who his mother and father are and his relationship with them, and the identity crisis he goes through once…
Rather than disliking theatre, I’ve expressed a preference for television because it tends to deal in its small way much more with issues and is…
My parents always knew I was hopeless at everything else, I was fortunate in that I was backed all the way. I came to it…
I went being unemployed for three years to being the lead in a British feature in the days when we only made two a year,…
I wasn’t always such a great fan of Shakespeare, mind you. I can guess we all at one time had it rammed down our necks…
I want to direct but I think I’d be bloody awful and I don’t want to produce but I think I’d be a very good…
On The Others, very atmospheric and probably mysterious is how I would say it felt to be on the set. It felt just a little…
I care more about telly because it made me an actor and there’s a much more immediate response to TV. You can address the political…
We like to think that our parents made a decision to bring us into the world.
What goes down on film is different to what you see with the naked eye.
Twelve years on sets watching directors, I’ve taken a bit from everybody and rejected a lot.
We all need a firm sense of identity.
The person who gives you your first job is so important in any industry.
Lots of middle class people are running around pretending to be Cockney.
It can be very difficult to trace your birth parents.
Jacobean plays, before Shakespeare, were particularly visceral.
I used my instincts. It’s very easy to imagine how you’d feel, actually. I just had to tell the narrative.
I’ve never been up with the times, always been slightly out of step.
I think film and television are really a director’s medium, whereas theatre is the actor’s medium.
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