All I want to see from an actor is the intensity and accuracy of their listening.
I always feel that when I come to Edinburgh, in many ways I am coming home.
A lot of the time I hate the theater. You think, ‘I have to climb Mount Everest, again, tonight.’ Oh, the theater is a scary place to be.
I think there should be laughs in everything. Sometimes, it’s a slammed door, a pie in the face or just a recognition of our frailties.
Maverick is a word which appeals to me more than misfit. Maverick is active, misfit is passive.
It is an ancient need to be told stories. But the story needs a great storyteller. Thanks for all of it, Jo.
I’m still living the life where you get home and open the fridge and there’s half a pot of yogurt and a half a can of flat Coca-Cola.
I do take my work seriously and the way to do that is not to take yourself too seriously.
Talent is an accident of genes – and a responsibility.
There’s a voice inside you that tells you what you should do.
I have a love-hate relationship with white silk.
If you could build a house on a trampoline, that would suit me fine.
Nothing gives me as much pleasure as travelling. I love getting on trains and boats and planes.
I love perfumes. Every morning when my girlfriend and I come down to the courtyard in our block of flats we’re assailed by the most delicious scent – jasmine round a doorway. It almost makes me swoon.
It’s a nightmare to sit and watch a film that I’m in. There’s a horrible inescapability to it.