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Then I left school at 16 and worked in Perth Repertory Theatre, which was quite nearby where I lived. And I worked there for about…
Ultimately, you have to not worry about people thinking you should have played him differently. You’re the one playing the part so it has to…
The script, I always believe, is the foundation of everything. And if you don’t connect to that foundation, if you don’t believe in that and…
I’m sure it’s not great fun for them, or for any parent, when their child says they want to be an actor, ‘cos it’s quite…
I’m lucky enough that financially I don’t have to feel obliged to go for the bigger stuff. I like the stories and scripts to dictate…
I think the script is the key. Regardless of how great everybody else is working on a film, if you’re working on a script that…
I think it’s quite tricky for actors to release albums. It’s difficult, because I’m an actor, you know, I’m not a musician. I love singing,…
I remember in Shallow Grave I remember a few times when we’d only have to do one take. But when you did have to do…
I found my partner, my life partner, and I really am in love with my wife, and we have a lovely time, and we share…
Drama school can’t make you a brilliant actor, but you can do stuff for three years – you’re not going to be fired. You should…
You can be playing a line some way and the director wants you to change that, or you can disagree. But I always think that…
When you take away the phone and e-mail and you don’t have a million things to run around to, it allows your mind the space…
The other two things are… well, I had a huge appetite for old black and white movies on BBC 2. At the weekends they used…
I never imagined it wouldn’t work out for me. I had that absolute certainty in myself that has seen me through, I think, and my…
Sometimes I feel like doing smaller budget stuff. When I did ‘Young Adam’, for instance, I’d come out of ‘Black Hawk Down’ and ‘The Island’,…
A lot of parents tell their children that if they want to be an actor, that’s fine, but they should do something else first, so…
When I was a kid I was much happier watching old movies than kids’ TV, and I ended up watching all the old Ealing comedies.
The thing about parenting rules is there aren’t any. That’s what makes it so difficult.
It’s not my job to try and alter the director’s style – he’s in charge, and I’ll always give him my trust.
So, no, I’m not trying to crack into Hollywood, although I’ll make films there if they’re good scripts.
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