Well, you create your own persona, don`t you? And you have to live with that. But the people that I meet, they don`t think that I`m a lunatic. And if they do, then that`s OK, because it means that I`m playing the parts all right.
I went to the audition for a laugh and got the part for the way I walked down the corridor. There`s no justice is there?
I`m not a successful Hollywood actor. The Hollywood stuff hasn`t come out yet. It might come out and I might be sh*t.
When I get back after being away filming, my youngest daughter gets the hump. For a while she won`t even look at me when I speak to her,
Unless it`s your business or something, bankrupt just means you can`t have a bank account.
I didn`t see them for six weeks, which was the longest I`ve been separated from them. It was really difficult. I was terribly homesick.
Hollywood don`t always pay a lot of money. Because we`re English they think we`re cheap! And you haven`t got to be the greediest man in the world. If you want to do something, you go and do it. What`s the point of you being paid a lot of money if you haven`t got the quality of the film? In the long run you`re not doing yourself any favors because you`re going to end up in a piece of sh*t.
We missed having babies,
All the great Shakespeare plays are about killing. Alas, poor Yorick, that`s about death. And in Romeo and Juliet everyone up ends up dying. The greatest dramas in the world are all about sex, violence and death.
On every job you do, you`ve got to raise your game. My ambition is to just get better and better every job you do - you should never stop trying to get better. You have to teach yourself new things - I don`t think you necessarily learn them from other people because you have your own style of doing things, but hopefully you get better.
There are lots of cops and robbers shows, but what attracted me to this part was that they`ve cut out all the jargon. There`s no, `Roger, Roger` or `Over`. We simply answer the phone, `Yeah, what do you want?`