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I don’t think the roles that I’m necessarily known for in this country are my best work, or even anywhere near it. I didn’t think I was great in ‘Arcadia.’ I think it’s a great part and a great play and had a lot of attention.
I was a very undisciplined person but acting was something that actually motivated me to get up in the morning. I hadn’t experienced that before, but it was something that really excited me. I think I could be quite self-conscious and it gave me a release.
If my British film career was a girl, then I’d been hanging around outside her apartment a little bit too long.
It’s nice when women fancy me, but I think I will only disappoint them so I prefer it if they don’t know who I am.
Of course, I want to look good, as that helped me get jobs. But it didn’t get me the jobs I wanted and it held me back.
I’m hoping that a lifetime of compromise and disappointment will read as extra depth and layers in my work.
I was very frustrated, in a physical sense, by people seeing me in a way that I wasn’t. And I was beginning to find myself boxed into a corner. Hopefully things have loosed up a bit, and I’ve gotten better and become more relaxed as an actor.
I’m in a position where I’m being continually knocked back for the kind of independent films I want to be in because people don’t know who I am.
Yes, years of compromise and disappointment have added depth to my acting.
My feelings about my mortality are less selfish than they used to be. I used to affect a cavalier attitude to death; now I see it from my son’s perspective.
Lazy journalists, they’ll read stuff and get a quote then ask the same question again hoping I’ll say a similar thing; it’s very tiresome.
My career has suddenly started to be the one that I’d always wanted, not in terms of level of success, but in terms of – and this is what I’ve been banging on about – playing different parts in different media.
Given the choice between someone saying I was handsome in a role or ugly but good, I know which I’d choose.
I think if a character appeals to you, there are certain parts of yourself will come to the fore and other parts that will play down.
As a person I’m perfectly vain, I’m just vainer as an actor about my ability. My acting vanity trumps my human vanity.
For a long time, I’ve had to hustle. If a film role is obviously great, then it’s been difficult for me to get a look-in.
For a long time, I didn’t give anything my all. I was so afraid that I’d be crap, so I held myself back.
I wasn’t a model schoolboy. Of course, I was forced to sit through Shakespeare and I really got into some of it, though it depended on who was reading it out.
‘The Taming Of The Shrew’ is probably the first time I’ve worked in this country for about ten years, apart from theatre, and it’s not for want of trying. It was so fantastic to work in London – it felt really glamorous.
I recognize myself to a lesser or greater extent in everything I read, good and bad, and that’s part of being a human being if you’re honest enough. And obviously the darker parts are the things you don’t let control you.
I’ve gone through long periods without being with someone and got a bit lonely, but not for a while.
I think I was a bit frightened of having to be a grownup and tried to put that off for as long as I could.
Hollywood is my domestic idyll.
I’m only based in L.A. because I couldn’t get any work in England.
I don’t have any shame about the way I conducted my professional life.