I think film and television are really a director's medium, whereas theatre is the actor's medium.
When you seek revenge, be sure to dig two graves.
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.
We all need a firm sense of identity.
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.
What we have is the here and now, and what we have is each other, and let's find a way to deal truthfully with each other.
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.
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 know exactly where I've come from, I know exactly who my mum and dad are.
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!
The person who gives you your first job is so important in any industry.
The money is better in films and television. But in terms of acting, theatre is more rewarding.
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.
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.
I love Dead Ringers. A democratic set, the work was taken seriously.
I care more about telly because it made me an actor and there's a much more immediate response to TV. You can address the political or cultural fabric of your country.
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.
Television, although It's in steep decline, still occasionally gives voices to people who don't have voices.
I heard the various terms of abuse at school and probably indulged them in the way you do as a kid.
It can be very difficult to trace your birth parents.
I've never been up with the times, always been slightly out of step.
Many times I've sat with a camera and another actor and seen all their fears and insecurities and struggles. You want to support them and help them as much as you can.
Lots of middle class people are running around pretending to be Cockney.
I had to help to coax the performances and I really enjoyed that extra responsibility.
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