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Born: 1943-06-08
Profession: Actor
Nation: British
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Actors love to act all those death scenes.

Tags: Act, Death, Love

I am a big man, but I've allowed my condition to deteriorate by being overweight.

Tags: Big, Condition, Overweight

I do remember reading the script of 'The Nightmare Fair' and looking forward to doing it.

Tags: Forward, Looking, Remember

I haven't been approached to do a 'Doctor Who' movie. I think they would be scraping the bottom of the barrel if they asked me to do it.

Tags: Asked, Doctor, Movie

I hope I'm always convincing when I act!

Tags: Act, Convincing, Hope

I like challenges that test your ingenuity.

Tags: Challenges, Ingenuity, Test

I loathe cheese, it makes me ill.

Tags: Cheese, Ill, Makes

I never have reservations about doing anything as long as I'm being paid.

Tags: Paid

I never turn down scripts without good reason. If I did, I would probably never work.

Tags: Good, Reason, Work

I take every job on its merits.

Tags: Job, Merits

I'm perfectly proud of the work I did, looking back at it. I know I've had a bit of a revision since my 'Big Finish' stories came out.

Tags: Big, Proud, Work

I've mellowed quite quickly.

Tags: Quickly, Quite

If you turn down work because you are frightened of getting typecast, you'll never do anything good.

Tags: Getting, Good, Work

It was lovely to do The Knock because I haven't done anything really significant since Doctor Who.

Tags: Done, Lovely, Since

Nobody can fail to lose weight in the jungle, unless they've got a secret stash of pork pies somewhere.

Tags: Fail, Lose, Secret

The standard of writing that I'm getting now from 'Big Finish' compares very favourably with some of the stuff I was doing on screen in the '80s.

Tags: Big, Getting, Writing

As any actor will tell you, the hardest thing to do is small parts, because you focus all your attention and concentration on that small part. When you're playing the lead part, you don't have time to think about the whole of it, so you just have to steam on and get on with it.

Tags: Focus, Small, Time

I could, I think, quite easily have gone to Oxford. I got four good A levels, but my father's income was such that I wouldn't have got a grant, and he wouldn't let me go to university, and that was the end of it.

Tags: End, Father, Good

I do adore food. If I have any vice it's eating. If I was told I could only eat one food for the rest of my life, I could put up with sausage and mash forever.

Tags: Food, Life, Put

I was well aware of the fact that once you appeared in Doctor Who as something else, you were ruled out for the part of the Doctor: that was a kind of well known thing in the business.

Tags: Business, Else, Fact

I'm an actor. If you had said to me before I started acting that I'd get two bites of the cherry - you would do things that people will remember forever like 'The Brothers' which I did in the '70s and now 'Doctor Who' - I'd have been overjoyed and I still am.

Tags: Acting, Remember, Said

One way of watering down the effects of violence is to approach it in a more lighthearted way. I don't mean to say that you laugh when somebody has their arm sawn off, but you can diffuse fear with humour.

Tags: Fear, Laugh, Mean

I believe without exception that theory follows practice. Whenever there is a conflict between theory and practice, theory is wrong. As far as I'm concerned, we make theories for what people have done.

Tags: Between, Done, Wrong

No one bill will cure the problem of spam. It will take a combined effort of legislation, litigation, enforcement, customer education, and technology solutions.

Tags: Education, Problem, Technology

In retrospect I realize that the threat was about ego rather than the validity of the music.

Tags: Ego, Music, Rather

It is rare that even a jazz musician finds an individual voice.

Tags: Individual, Jazz, Voice
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The Palestinian Authority refuses on an ongoing basis to take the necessary steps to prevent terrorists from getting into Israel.

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When I look back now, it must have been like Paris was at the time of Le Sacre du Printemps.

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I think we all realized that we had really been replicating things that had already been happening. I don't know if we were smart enough to realize that we were in a cul-de-sac, but we were curious.

Tags: Enough, Realize, Smart

I think we always move from imitation to assimilation to innovation, but I can't name you 20 people outside those we've already recognized who ever got to point three: innovation.

Tags: Move, Point, Three

That is, the only reason salvation is necessary is to get us back to the garden. The Pentateuch not only presents where we began but also why we are not there any more, and why and how we need to get back.

Tags: Necessary, Reason, Why

What that book does for me is give me the tools in the same way that I had the tools when I learned the regular scales or the alphabet. If you give me the tools, the syntax, and the grammar, it still doesn't tell me how to write Ulysses.

Tags: Book, Give, Learned
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