I don't honestly think people know what acting is.
Hopefully, as I get older in the business, I make my choices more accurately, and I perhaps know from either the script or the first meeting that it isn't going to work.
There was one titanic guiding light on the film set, and I was in the presence of a true Mahatma, in the deepest and most profound sense of the word.
I'm convinced that had I not changed my name, I don't think I would have had quite the same career curve that I eventually had.
In cinema, the leading player is the director.
I think I'm more bonded, emotionally and in a craft sense, to films that tell extraordinary stories about extraordinary destinies.
I think that various styles and methods and approaches are an invention of people who don't understand the process of acting and who try very hard to label things.
I just loved playing a man who was unafraid of making an idiot of himself in the process of falling in love. I found that admirable.
There have not been any troughs as regards my work. There's never been a trough of my assurance.
I would like to make it known, on this program, loud and clear, that I would absolutely embrace with all five of my arms being a Bond villain.
I honestly have no strategy whatsoever. I'm waiting for that script to pop through the letterbox and completely surprise me.
I think that you can fall into bad habits with comedy... It's a tightrope to stay true to the character, true to the irony, and allow the irony to happen.
I'm very in love with the fact that the camera is revolted by acting and loves behaviour.
I try and reduce myself to an almost blank slate and hope to God that I am creative.
I think that all of us either lose touch with the child inside us or try and hold onto it because it so precious to us and it's such an extraordinary part of our lives.
As a singer, I might have fallen among thieves. I wonder if I'd still be alive by now.
I think Romeo and Juliet is uplifting. That's how much a son wishes to avenge his father. That is how much two young people can love each other.
All the great writers root their characters in true human behaviour.
With narration, you have to be very accurate with your voice. It's a good exercise to do.
I have a rather naive approach, I think, to my job.
The hierarchy of class in London was rigid. It was like a religion. It still is to a certain extent.