Change is vital to any actor. If you keep playing lead after lead you’re really gonna dry up. Because all those vehicles wean you away from the truths of human behaviour.
And of course I’ve got kids of my own now and they love me being in the Harry Potter films. I’m now part of a phenomenon. You become incredibly cool to your kids and you get a young fan base. So you became the cool dad at school. You’re suddenly hip.
Rather like Batman I embody the themes of the movie which are the values of family courage and compassion and a sense of right and wrong good and bad and justice.
‘Nil By Mouth’ was a bit autobiographical but as I always pointed out at the time that’s not my dad.
Interesting things come your way but as you get older your lifestyle changes. I don’t want to travel I don’t want to be in a hotel room away from my family.
I don’t go to premieres. I don’t go to parties. I don’t covet the Oscar. I don’t want any of that. I don’t go out. I just have dinner at home every night with my kids. Being famous that’s a whole other career. And I haven’t got any energy for it.
It’s funny: I’m a lifelong musician but because I principally play the piano it’s been a solitary thing.
People who know me they know I have a sense of humor I’m a bit of a joker a bit of a clown really and I would love someone to exploit that side of me and send me a romantic comedy.
Speaking very generally I find that women are spiritually emotionally and often physically stronger than men.
Well I needed the work – that’s the honest answer. I haven’t worked for a while a couple of years. So I thought it would be nice to get back to work and earn some money.