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Born: 1960-04-04
Profession: Actor
Nation: Nigerian
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To me acting originally became an extension of game playing.

Tags: Acting, Game, Playing

When you're a kid you have this sense of wonder and wholeness and a strong sense of your own identity.

Tags: Sense, Strong, Wonder

Both my parents are English and I was born in West Africa, and I moved around as a kid, lived in Bristol, lived in Buckinghamshire and Surrey as a kid, and then moved when I was 16.

Tags: Born, Both, Parents

I certainly don't advocate terrorism as a way of progressing and understanding people, nor do I believe labeling everything as a terrorist act is helpful either.

Tags: Act, Either, Nor

I didn't get my licence because I wasn't allowed to. But I haven't had a seizure for a long time so I could, theoretically, get my licence. But I'm now just so used to not driving, I'm scared of what I'd do.

Tags: Scared, Time, Used

I don't think I'll ever escape the fact that I don't belong anywhere in particular. I've often dreamed about going back to Nigeria, but that's a very romantic notion. It's a hideous country to go to in reality.

Tags: Country, Reality, Romantic

I generally find an affinity with a lot of the people I play and I suppose if I didn't feel an affinity for them then they wouldn't be particularly good performances.

Tags: Affinity, Generally, Good

I guess I judge my films by how pleased I am with the work I do, so it's kind of on another level. If they do well at the box office, then that's great. Then I'm really pleased about that too.

Tags: Great, Judge, Work

I keep thinking I should get a phone, because everyone's got one and it becomes increasingly difficult to exist in a society where everyone else has moved ahead and you haven't.

Tags: Else, Society, Thinking

I think when your image becomes so big that it's hard for a viewer to see a character, then I think you're in danger as an actor of being unable to perform what you should be doing.

Tags: Big, Character, Hard

Initially I probably didn't even call it acting, but dressing up or something. As a kid I think you fully imagine the world in which you want to inhabit, so you put some clothes on and just kind of freely imagine this world, and it's a total imaginary world.

Tags: Acting, Call, Put

It's a real pleasure to go to work when you're in the most extraordinary surroundings, and working with people who are young and interested and creatively keen.

Tags: Real, Work, Working

I think I'm much less self confident today. I actually went through a quite painful period because of that thinking that I was completely hopeless. But I think that's something that we all go through at various times of our lives and it was quite a sustained thing with me.

Tags: Self, Thinking, Today

I think I'm a bit of a dreamer. I don't like the reality of life to impinge much on my life.

Tags: Bit, Life, Reality

We're all outsiders in a way. We're all alone and can become very lonely.

Tags: Alone, Become, Lonely

As human beings, of course, we're all compromised and complex and contradictory and if a screenplay can express those contradictions within a character and if there's room for me to express them, that's a part I'd love to play, so much more than a character who is heroic and one-dimensional.

Tags: Character, Human, Love

Across the board, Australian films need to have a lot more money spent on selling them.

Tags: Films, Money, Selling

As an actor, to do all sorts of different films is great.

Tags: Actor, Films, Great

As an actor, to play someone who's at war with himself, that's so interesting.

Tags: Himself, Someone, War

Being in the woods at night is a beautiful thing.

Tags: Beautiful, Night, Woods

Film sets are constantly amusing because you really are creating something that is so very surreal, and I kind of like that.

Tags: Amusing, Creating, Film

I do feel like I'm not entirely an insider.

Tags: Insider

I kind of like the challenge of jumping into totally different spaces and styles and figuring out how to fit in.

Tags: Challenge, Fit, Jumping

I still, by and large, make low-budget Australian films.

Tags: Australian, Films, Large

I think any role you need to play not so much transforms but I like to think of it as understanding the psychology of another character.

Tags: Another, Character, Role

I think often in film we limit our imaginations a little - well, quite a lot, actually... things get quite formulaic.

Tags: Actually, Film, Often
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I used to have two double espressos a day. I gave that up, had headaches for five days but now I'm feeling great.

Tags: Feeling, Great, Used

I'm 'of the world'.

Tags: Films, Getting, Used

I've often dreamed about going back to Nigeria, but that's a very romantic notion. It's a hideous country to go to in reality.

Tags: Country, Reality, Romantic

If a film isn't really talking about who we are and what our psychologies are, then we're probably not that interested in it, actually.

Tags: Actually, Film, Talking

If the script grabs me and appeals to me, I'm really very keen to work on it.

Tags: Appeals, Script, Work

It's great to blow the image that people have of me out of the water.

Tags: Great, Image, Water

It's kind of chased away a few demons for me and, um, it's educated me a little bit more.

Tags: Away, Bit, Few

People are more likely to pass me on the street without recognizing me, and that's good.

Tags: Good, Pass, Street

The great thing about stage is that you have a live audience.

Tags: Audience, Great, Stage

There's nothing like being on a massive-budget film where you don't know anything, and there's a million people, and no one's communicating.

Tags: Film, Million
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