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Born: 1966-06-19
Profession: Actor
Nation: British
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At heart, this job is about continuing to make great theatre for the people of Sheffield - a city I've known and loved since childhood.

Tags: Great, Heart, Job

I absolutely love working with my dad because there is such an ease about it, and I also love his company.

Tags: Dad, Love, Working

I am a coward, basically, but one of the things about acting is that you are always putting yourself through yet another test.

Tags: Acting, Another, Yourself

I usually play toffs and soldiers, with a sideline in mass murderers.

Tags: Mass, Sideline, Soldiers

I'm rather proud of having been a trainspotter.

Tags: Proud, Rather

It would've been hard to do something else, to as it were, run away from the circus and become an accountant.

Tags: Away, Become, Hard

Most actors are socialists, aren't they?

Tags: Socialists

Most good art is left wing. It's a moot point whether there is any good right-wing art.

Tags: Art, Good, Point

My one remaining professional ambition is to read the shipping forecast. I live in hope.

Tags: Ambition, Hope, Read

Of course 'Hamlet' is a debate about the nature and morality of revenge and whether it is right to do something to assuage your angry feelings.

Tags: Angry, Nature, Revenge

The idea that if you are very clever you shouldn't be an actor would be laughable in Russia.

Tags: Actor, Clever, Idea

We'll be back. I promise you that.

Tags: Promise

What I do believe is theatre is a medium with a peculiar ability to air vital issues.

Tags: Ability, Air, Theatre

When people say, 'If I had my life over again I wouldn't do anything different,' well, I'd do everything differently just for the variety.

Tags: Again, Life, Variety

Books don't exist unless you read them. And it's a two way process - you write the book as you read it and you fill in the gaps. You discover it and you put the marks together and without you doing it they're just marks.

Tags: Book, Put, Together

I did start reading quite young but I was always read to by my parents, who are both actors. Bedtime stories from when I was about two/three to when I was about 15. In fact they didn't stop until I eventually kind of kicked them out of my bedroom.

Tags: Parents, Start, Young

I mean I think children love the idea that there are different viewpoints and different words for things and different worlds. And the more that they pretend to be other people, the harder it is for them to hate them and misunderstand them when they grow up.

Tags: Children, Hate, Love

I really do think the things that make our society what it is are under threat. It should be about everyone having the potential to be what they're going to be.

Tags: Everyone, Potential, Society

I'm lucky enough to work with, I think, the greatest writer there's ever been, Shakespeare. Whose collected works would always be under my pillow if I was only ever allowed one book to keep, and who never bores me.

Tags: Book, Greatest, Work

I'm not very good at relaxing. Reading's the main thing. On the bus, on the tube, on the loo. Literally all the time. I mean, I don't think there's a moment of the day when I wouldn't be if I was left alone.

Tags: Alone, Good, Time

If you play a part that's been done before, on stage for instance, you feel like you're carrying a torch and staggering under the weight of it for a bit and then passing it on to somebody else.

Tags: Done, Else, Somebody

Stamps from Afghanistan are hilarious. You can tell when the revolutions are because suddenly they stop having pictures of the mullahs and the independence monument and they start having fish on them.

Tags: Fish, Start, Tell

When you are in a bad production there are two things you can do. You can do your best or you can leave. I chose to do the third thing which was sulk.

Tags: Bad, Best, Leave

I am very proud to be taking command of a Type 23 frigate, which is an extremely flexible warship, and I'm looking forward to taking HMS Portland on operations with a professional and focused team.

Tags: Forward, Proud, Team

Taking command of HMS Portland is definitely the highlight of my 16 years in the Navy. It is a challenge that I am fully trained for and ready to undertake.

Tags: Challenge, Ready, Taking
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