I'm not a people person. I'm not sociable. I have been and I can be, but not as a general rule.
Life is easy greediness adds complexity
I used to be mouthy. It was all to do with being a northerner and from Manchester, which was suddenly a big deal when I was in my 20s. When I read some of the interviews I did back then, I cringe.
You never undertake a project because you think other people will like it - because that way lies madness - but rather because you believe in it.
It's horrible to get a cameraphone shoved in your face every time you walk out the door.
I'm incredibly proud of 'Life On Mars' and 'Doctor Who.' They're just a blast to do.
Success, however you judge what that even means, brings with it certain pressures.
Critics should be to actors what ornithologists are to birds: they can write all they want, but it shouldn't affect them.
I can't watch shows like 'The X Factor,' for instance. I just squirm for the people involved, for the way they're being used. It's the cruellest, most ridiculous show on television. It's ruined music, ruined everything.
I think I can be closed in. I can close this outer shell, cut myself off and be quite cold. I can cut other people off if I need to. I don't think I'm angry, though... Maybe my wife would disagree.
Twitter has restored my faith in humanity. I thought I'd hate it, but while there are lots of knobheads, there are even more lovely people. It delights me how witty and friendly most people are.
I'm good at being on my own. As a kid, I was always in my room alone, so I have a high threshold for it. If I'm bored, I'll read. Hanging around doesn't go well with me.
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