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Coming from a large family makes you feel protected – you have friends and allies.
– Paul McGann
Careers are what they are, they don’t make any sense at all when you look back. We’re not in charge of them.
As an actor, you get hired to repeat yourself. It wears you out.
I don’t have a television. No. So, I don’t watch anything.
I’m not a sci-fi lover; I wasn’t from the start. So perhaps I miss that passion for other worlds, other dimensions, that sort of scope and that magnitude of storytelling; that’s not my thing though I meet plenty of people whose thing it definitely is.
Brighton gives me the heebie-jeebies. When I’m near the seafront I can’t sleep, I can’t eat.
I think you can make perfectly good television just from people who are genuinely interested, talking to people who genuinely know – simple as it sounds, it can be riveting.
I never thought I’d be one of those old hams who favours theatre over everything, but I’m getting that way. Telly and film seemed more fun when I was younger; turning left on planes and washing up in nice places. But there are things that you only learn in theatre.
I admire artists who are ageing and still retaining their edge.
The power of telly is surprising. If you’re in a six-part series, you’re famous while it’s on – people point in the street. Two weeks later it all goes back to normal.
If you’re in the so-called public eye you have to watch your P’s and Q’s.
I resent almost all of the time I spend in front of the television, but I find ‘The Only Way Is Essex’ absolutely riveting.
Films are artifice. We’re telling stories on film. At the same time, when it works, there is a real tough immediacy and spontaneity to it, and a punch.