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When you’ve lost a loved one, you realise how grateful you are for any help in those moments, and any scheme that tries to help…
When you watch someone die, all you want is for it not to be the end of it, for it not to be what it…
When I was 13, I won a scholarship to boarding school. My parents let me choose whether to go, and I decided I wanted to.…
There’s always an anxiety about playing literary characters because one of the great joys of reading books is that you can create your own vision…
My upbringing is so fundamentally different to my parents’. It must be strange to look at your child who not only speaks with a different…
My mother was gentle and warm. She was the sort of person you could really open up to. I was the eldest and her only…
I learnt a lot about how to negotiate the camera: everyone had told me an actor doesn’t really need to do anything on screen, but…
I spent six years touring the world playing Shakespeare, Molire, Shaw, Goldsmith… But I slowly came to realise that the people you are working with…
I come from an Irish working-class background but went to a posh school, and any type of pretension was quickly mocked at home. I’ve always…
My childhood was very gregarious, and I was usually surrounded by close family.
If I wasn’t an actor, I’d be a moody folk singer, sitting on stools and being very depressing.
I’m a massive sucker for music documentaries.
I was in a lot of school plays, and it became the thing I did.
I watch films. I play the guitar: me and some mates – I wouldn’t dignify it with the term band – get together and play.
I enter myself in races. I did a triathlon, and I have done a marathon a couple of times.
I thought the best route to being the great actor I wanted to be was to play the great classical parts.
I didn’t know any actors growing up. My dad was a builder, and we didn’t know any arty types.
I can watch anything from 1970s West Coast rock to 1990s electro-funk – I don’t care.
Comedy is a very personal thing, and some people will find it funny, some people won’t.
I am a passionate believer that comedy is a way of tackling some of the most dark and difficult aspects of being a human being.
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