I dont like to watch myself on screen because in my mind there is a touch of George Clooney about me, but when I see it, there is more than a little Donkey from Shrek about me.
Theres always an anxiety about playing literary characters because one of the great joys of reading books is that you can create your own vision of things.
I had an inspirational teacher at my junior school: Peter Nixon. He was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and slightly scary - a good combination for a teacher.
I enter myself in races. I did a triathlon, and I have done a marathon a couple of times.
I watch films. I play the guitar: me and some mates - I wouldnt dignify it with the term band - get together and play.
I'm a massive sucker for music documentaries.
My childhood was very gregarious, and I was usually surrounded by close family.
I didnt know any actors growing up. My dad was a builder, and we didnt know any arty types.
Comedy is a very personal thing, and some people will find it funny, some people wont.
I am a passionate believer that comedy is a way of tackling some of the most dark and difficult aspects of being a human being.
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