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Matthew Macfadyen's Profile

Brief about Matthew Macfadyen: By info that we know Matthew Macfadyen was born at 1974-10-17. And also Matthew Macfadyen is English Actor.

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I have felt some twinges recently, about parts I wanted to play that I may be getting too old and fat to do. 'Hamlet,' for example - maybe that's gone. I would love to play Richard II.

Tags: Love, May, Old

I think I do have a good eye. It's quite liberating, being in a position to read a script and say, 'No.' It's really the only power you have, as an actor.

Tags: Good, Power, Read

I think it sits quite happily with me, the condition of being an actor. I see some people getting quite eaten up with it, with the insecurities. There are times when I long for continuity and stability, but I also love the idea of not knowing what I'll be doing next - or even if I'm going to work.

Tags: Idea, Love, Work

I try to be fussy about the parts I play. I think that's quite prudent, it means you're stretching different muscles, and you're scaring yourself by doing something which is out of your comfort zone.

Tags: Means, Try, Yourself

I was quite a shy child. I would get terribly nervous and throw up before my birthday party. And then I would be fine. I feel the same now. I get nervous, then it's fine.

Tags: Birthday, Child, Quite

I've worried more and more as the years have gone on. The more you're seen to be doing well, the more stress there is. You feel you ought to consider things more, and be more fussy - there's further to fall. All these little worries.

Tags: Fall, Seen, Stress

Nobody's really unsympathetic, I think. People do good and bad things. If a character's totally unsympathetic, they're not real and I'm not interested.

Tags: Bad, Character, Good

Nobody's really unsympathetic, I think. People do good and bad things. If a character's totally unsympathetic, they're not real and I'm not interested. Even the real monsters have to have a spark of something you can relate to.

Tags: Bad, Character, Good

The lovely thing about being an actor is being anonymous, it's never having to explain yourself. And that's what I find interesting about actors or painters I admire. I don't want to know about their lives.

Tags: Lives, Lovely, Yourself

The security comes, as an actor, in knowing that you're not in control. If you try to control your career, or how people perceive you, you'll make yourself unhappy, because life doesn't work like that. So much is luck. It's much better to let yourself off, to think, 'There's nothing I can do.'

Tags: Life, Work, Yourself

Nobody's just arrogant. I've met people who are embattled and dismissive, but when you get to know them, you find that they're vulnerable - that that hauteur or standoffishiness is because they're pedaling furiously underneath.

Tags: Arrogant, Nobody, Vulnerable

My vanity is I'm terribly romantic! But being married is lovely.

Tags: Lovely, Married, Romantic

Apart from earning an awful lot of money, why would you go to Hollywood?

Tags: Hollywood, Money, Why

I can't throw books away. My wife is always telling me to get rid of some.

Tags: Away, Books, Wife

I don't feel like a romantic lead; I guess I feel more like a character actor.

Tags: Actor, Character, Romantic

I just loved the whole idea of being an actor.

Tags: Idea, Loved, Whole

I love books.

Tags: Books, Love

I love TV and I love making films and I love doing plays. I feel very lucky to be able to do all three.

Tags: Able, Love, Making

I think people ought to do what they feel useful at the time. If I do things because I ought to do them, I switch off.

Tags: Off, Time, Useful

I would hate not to do a play every couple of years. I think it's not me.

Tags: Couple, Hate
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