What goes down on film is different to what you see with the naked eye.
We all need a firm sense of identity.
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.
Television, although It's in steep decline, still occasionally gives voices to people who don't have voices.
On The Others, very atmospheric and probably mysterious is how I would say it felt to be on the set. It felt just a little uneasy, the atmosphere that we were trying to capture.
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.
Jacobean plays, before Shakespeare, were particularly visceral.
I want to direct but I think I'd be bloody awful and I don't want to produce but I think I'd be a very good producer because if I believed in something I'd be able to protect it.
I used my instincts. It's very easy to imagine how you'd feel, actually. I just had to tell the narrative.
I think theatre is by far the most rewarding experience for an actor. You get 4 weeks to rehearse your character and then at 730 pm you start acting and nobody stops you, acting with your entire soul.
I think the themes of belonging and parentage and love are obviously universal.
I think film and television are really a director's medium, whereas theatre is the actor's medium.
I only ever worked on interiors, and an interior is an interior. I don't know what they did about exteriors.
I love Dead Ringers. A democratic set, the work was taken seriously.
I know exactly where I've come from, I know exactly who my mum and dad are.
I had to help to coax the performances and I really enjoyed that extra responsibility.
I had bags of energy as a kid.
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
I don't see a lot of films. I'm quite choosy, but there's certain films that stick out.
Any horror element is as much psychological as special effects.
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.
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.
I've never been up with the times, always been slightly out of step.
I don't like to watch playback. But being on the set, watching the way the camera is being moved and the way the light is being used, you do get an idea of it.