A character I would love to play is Iago, from Othello.
There just seems to be more acceptance now of other kinds of British films, than the picture-postcard ones.
Certainly coming to America has been extraordinary.
The better the writing, the easier it gets.
I think every director has a different take, some are good, some are bad. The directors you get on best with sometimes don't make the best films, so who's to say who is right.
There is less pressure as a character actor. It generally means that you will be acting for all of your life, which is my intention. It is not my intention to just be a rich and famous person, that would be pretty boring.
I miss my family, and I like being a tourist when I go back.
Mostly, people watch their shows online and they watch them in a block. They don't have to tolerate the commercials, and they also don't have to wait another week. People binge watch. It's interesting.
Everyone is an abused child, if you think about what governments do.
You read a script and its based on 'Reservoir Dogs' and 'Pulp Fiction', and it goes right in the bin.
Well, I think first it was rare for me to do anything that had any kind of a romantic note to it.
Now, people can watch the entire first series over a period that would probably take you a couple of nights.
I will watch everything that Cary Grant did, or Kubrick made or Bergman.
My dad was a Communist Party member who fought for his country.
The first role I ever did... I played a Nazi skinhead.
I love the idea of messing around with different mediums.
When you know youre whoring it hurts. I have kids. I'm not going to run down an actor for doing this.
If you meet somebody who's spent any length of time in prison, you don't let your guard down. Ever. And really, that's what that was about-if you open up too much, you're asking to get your teeth kicked in.
I started off on stage because it was the only work I could get. I haven't been back for 11 years. I think any stage experience is good experience, as far as being an actor is concerned.
Doing TV is a different kind of language.
I have come close to producing films. But generally by the time they hit the screen, there's about 50 people with producer credits, so what's the point. I usually find scripts I like with no money attached and take them to producers that I know and try to raise finance.
I don't care to analyze acting. On the other hand there is a fascination because distributors are putting out British films. You get films here with great performances you'll never see again. Why compare. We should go after the businessmen.
I get invited to an awful lot of Jewish functions.
Ilike ideas writers have that I might not have written. Writers are there for a reason... to write for me.
Doing comedy for film is always a challenge because you are in the hands of the editor after the fact. I am hoping I can do some more soon, I enjoy doing comedy.
"The better the writing, the easier it gets."
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