I think film and television are really a director's medium, whereas theatre is the actor's medium.
I think theatre is by far the most rewarding experience for an actor. You get 4 weeks to rehearse your character and then at 7:30 pm you start acting and nobody stops you, acting with your entire soul.
I loved playing [the Doctor], and taking part in the basic essence and message of the series which is, it's a short life, seize it, and live it as fully as you can. Care for others. Be respectful of all other life forms, regardless of colour or creed. To be part of that was fantastic.
The money is better in films and television. But in terms of acting, theatre is more rewarding.
No matter how big a name you are, how many big series you've been in or how good looking you are, in the end, all actors are secondary to the writer.
I love my accent, I thought it was useful in Gone In 60 Seconds because the standard villain is upper class or Cockney. My Northern accent would be an odd clash opposite Nic Cage.
Often as a child you see someone with a learning disability or Down's Syndrome and my mum and dad were always very quick to explain exactly what was going on and to be in their own way inclusive and welcoming.
When you seek revenge, be sure to dig two graves.
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 at school, which tends to take the edge off it.
We all need a firm sense of identity.
I got a tiny part in a play, auditioned for another one and got that as well. Not only that, the first finished on the Saturday and the other started on the Monday which is like an actor's dream!
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 late and only because I thought there'd be loads of women and drinking!
I know exactly where I've come from, I know exactly who my mum and dad are.
I only ever worked on interiors, and an interior is an interior. I don't know what they did about exteriors.
We like to think that our parents made a decision to bring us into the world.
I heard the various terms of abuse at school and probably indulged them in the way you do as a kid.
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 uneasy, the atmosphere that we were trying to capture.
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 he finds out who his parents are.
Any horror element is as much psychological as special effects.
Twelve years on sets watching directors, I've taken a bit from everybody and rejected a lot.
I don't like to watch playback. But being on the set, watching the way the camera is being moved and the way the light is being used, you do get an idea of it.
What goes down on film is different to what you see with the naked eye.
Thank you to everybody who voted for me, and to the British public for their encouragement over the last 17 years
I used my instincts. It's very easy to imagine how you'd feel, actually. I just had to tell the narrative.
Jacobean plays, before Shakespeare, were particularly visceral.
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