A lifetime’s work, to try and say one thing that’s true.
If you can write a character who is attractive but morally reprehensible, then you've got a character. It's got to feel like people I know and it doesn't just become a bag of tricks.
I'm English and love England. Whenever I'm there, I'm always seeing the present but feeling its past.
Looking back, I spent a lot of time sitting in pubs when I should have been perfecting my playwriting.
I do notice that I spend a lot of all my time steeped in different forms of myth, such as English folk music, for example, not really studying it necessarily, but just trying to experience it so I can recall it later.
I love Stewart Lee's 'Comedy Vehicle' on BBC2. The guy is a genius.
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