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Born: 1966-07-20
Profession: Dancer
Nation: British
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Ballroom is two people dancing together to music, touching in perfect harmony.

Tags: Music, Perfect, Together

Give up smoking. Don't get so fat. So much illness is self-induced - which I can't stand. And I'm not a good nursemaid. Don't call me if you're ill.

Tags: Give, Good, Smoking

I'm busier than ever and it's led to new opportunities. But I've never worried about being rich or famous - for me, it's all about the dancing.

Tags: Dancing, Famous, Rich

I've been playing golf as long as I've been dancing, since I was 13 or 14. I play off six. I like to get out on a golf course as often as I can.

Tags: Off, Often, Playing

If things don't go fantastically, you just have to deal with it.

Tags: Deal

My favourite dance is the Foxtrot. It's a proper dance with proper music. It has class.

Tags: Class, Dance, Music

My only drive was to be the best dancer in the world, but I never won the world championship.

Tags: Best, Drive, Won

My perfect morning is spent drinking coffee, eating porridge and reading the paper at a local cafe.

Tags: Coffee, Morning, Perfect

When I'm dancing with any woman, I immediately get rid of intimacy barriers. I just give her a big hug and crack on.

Tags: Big, Give, Woman

Ballroom dancing: it's a wonderful thing at so many levels because you've got to follow the rules. They used to call those rules etiquette once upon a time, but you don't really have that any more.

Tags: Once, Time, Wonderful

Being fit is the easiest part of being a dance professional. I used to just throw on a backpack full of rocks and run up a hill. You don't even have to go to a gym.

Tags: Dance, Run, Used

I don't like the Samba; it's nonsense. With a lot of these Latin dances I can't really understand what they're all about. I like the Rumba and the Paso Doble but the others I could take or leave.

Tags: Leave, Others, Understand

I like to get up and get out. Otherwise you end up kicking about, and it's easy to flick the telly on; then before you know it, it is 11 A.M. and you haven't done anything.

Tags: Done, Easy, End

I'm a bit of a traditionalist; the ballroom is all about tails and I never mess about with that. But for the Latin you can have a bit fun: tight trousers, gold shirt open to my waist, be a bit ridiculous.

Tags: Bit, Fun, Open

It's great that ballroom dancing is being recognised. For many years ballroom dancers were misunderstood and other dance forms didn't want anything to do with us.

Tags: Dance, Dancing, Great

My goal is to be the best TV presenter, the best entertainer, the best singer. I still want to be the best dancer. I want to be the best at everything I do.

Tags: Best, Goal, Singer

Since being involved in 'Strictly Come Dancing,' my life has changed completely. I can't walk down the street without women throwing themselves at me, I usually wouldn't mind, but they are of a certain age. Hopefully, after this series, they will bring their daughters!

Tags: Age, Life, Women

Too many multi-vitamins are packaged as one size fits all, but you should be more specific about what you need. When I was competing as a dancer, I took zinc for healthy skin and immune system.

Tags: Healthy, System, Took

With the media how it is these days, people expect to know everything. I don't talk about my girlfriend because essentially she doesn't want to be talked about.

Tags: Girlfriend, She, Talk

My experience is that you can't possibly win against whatever the tidal wave is that's coming at you.

Tags: Experience, Whatever, Win

I don't like the term 'ensemble.' It's bland to me.

Tags: Bland, Ensemble, Term

I mean, I'm not a contrarian.

Tags: Mean

I think when you're doing something cutting edge like 'The Matrix,' it might mean when everybody's saying 'no' that you're really on the right track.

Tags: Everybody, Mean, Saying

If the studio wants to spend money on making your movie better, let them.

Tags: Making, Money, Movie

It's so hard to find a director who, when you look at their body of work, you like everything.

Tags: Body, Hard, Work

People laugh at me because I don't even know what I'm doing tomorrow.

Tags: Laugh, Tomorrow
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The amount of piracy is extraordinary. People don't realize how big it is.

Tags: Big, Piracy, Realize

What I can't figure out is why we're not making more R-rated movies, actually.

Tags: Making, Movies, Why

What I keep searching for in movies, more and more, is the right gravity.

Tags: Keep, Movies, Searching

As a producer, I try to bring as many nice people as I can to insure that there's no screaming, there's no shouting, there's no bullying. The more of those kind of people that you can bring together, the better the experience everyone has on set.

Tags: Experience, Nice, Together

One of the things that's driving films in a particular direction is that the after market value of them is dropping really fast and in many segments of it, not just DVDs. Pay television is dropping.

Tags: After, Direction, Value

The action pictures I've been typically involved with, when somebody gets punched, you really feel the punching, and when somebody gets shot, you really feel the shot.

Tags: Action, Pictures, Somebody