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 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.
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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