I did magic at children’s parties when I was a kid.
I used to dream about presenting a comedy show and also about directing films.
One of my favourite films is called ‘Lacombe Lucien,’ directed by Louis Malle. The lead character in that film, like the lead characters in many ’70s and ’80s films, has a moral ambiguity to him.
And I used to buy ‘Fangoria,’ the horror magazine, which made my mum wonder if I was going to be a serial killer.
I’m not a runner. I don’t run.
I’m not an angry man.
In truth I don’t like Cornish pasties.
So many large movies come to you with a huge marketing campaign and it’s like you have to see this movie this weekend, otherwise you’ll be culturally bankrupt and can’t converse with your friends.
I went to Bournemouth Film School for 3 years.
I’m a huge Spike Lee fan. I saw ‘Do The Right Thing’ twice in the same night when it first came out and had long conversations with all my friends about the issues in it.
I worry whether it’s not really the best way to live one’s life – trying to fulfill the dreams you had as a child. Maybe it’s quite a backwards approach.
I believe movies are better, the less you know going in.
I don’t think it’s an incredibly radical premise to try and have sympathy for someone who has made a mistake.