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My father was a CPA. He worked hard in the aircraft industry, and would come home more and more infrequently. He was about to leave…
I envy children who know that they’re going to become doctors, know they’re going to go into the forces or whatever. I think choice is…
However, I wasn’t very good at the sciences, or didn’t have a lot of help in the sciences or something but certainly didn’t set science…
At age 10 or 12 he’s going to boarding school in the Isle of Wight. The Isle of Wight is, of course, down at the…
Americans enjoy uniformity in a way that the British don’t; they wanted everybody of a sort of nice chorus line height and here I was,…
A trip to the mainland was a big event and happened maybe once a year, although now you can get across in a speed boat…
An acting assistant stage manager in a theater in Canterbury, a rep theater. A small wage but just enough to get by on, and I…
The sad thing about any business I suppose, but in mine you see it particularly, is that you’re always asked to do what you’ve already…
My next step must be to go to drama school. Well, I get into drama school, so I did that.
It’s always great to play a man who sets himself up to be punctured.
I was not naturally intellectual, but somebody whose interest had to be whetted, still the case sadly.
I think I would not be described as a character actor in that I don’t take on characteristics which are very alien to me.
I succeeded on sort of chutzpah and charm. No technique at all, didn’t know what I was doing, but it worked and the character suited…
I liked the theater. I liked the people. I liked the time that we worked.
Because I’m now successful, what I’m being offered as an actor is more and more of the same.
Actors often behave like children, and so we’re taken for children. I want to be grown up.
What I try to do as an actor is constantly find that, find ways to risk, find opportunities to fall on my face if it’s…
I was the youngest. The yule lamb. The one who always got away without doing the washing up. My sister was four years older, and…
And trust, yes, which is important, but that is what I aim towards. Now that is difficult for some people, and with that desire to…
Now in my theater training I showed no aptitude at all.
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