Sometimes success comes in ways you don’t expect.
I had two family members involved in World War I: two great-uncles. One of them is on a memorial in France. And the other was a trench runner who survived the war. The average life span of a trench runner was 36 hours but he survived the whole war.
I only remember the end of my dreams like waking up at a steering wheel or falling.
I think if actors don’t think of themselves as funny in real life they think they can’t do comedy.
My mum was raised Jewish my dad is very scientifically minded and my school was vaguely Christian. We sang hymns in school. I liked the hymns bit but apart from that I can take it or leave it. So I had lots of different influences when I was younger.
My dad is a doctor a professor of psychiatry and my mum is a psychotherapist.
I often talk with other actors about that time when you’ve just finished a job because I think you do take on the characteristics of some of the characters you play. Sometimes it can be a great thing and sometimes it’s a bit haunting because you’re not quite sure how to leave it on set. My dad talks about it as being ‘de-personalised.’
I always looked really young for my age. And once I hit 23 24 and 25 I was then allowed to play the cool 18-year-olds and stuff.
When I was at school I was in choirs more than anything else from a very young age about 9 years old. And then I started taking drum lessons.