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 not a people person. I'm not sociable. I have been and I can be, but not as a general rule.
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.
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 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.
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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