You always think that 70 is the end of the road: ‘Somebody died when they were 73 good life’. You’re closer to death and you better make sure you don’t waste too much of your time doing things you don’t want to do. No point in saying things you don’t believe in.
When we’d suggested doing it the Theatre Royal management had said ‘Nobody wants to see Waiting for Godot.’ As it happened every single ticket was booked for every single performance and this confirmation that our judgment was right was sweet. Audiences came to us from all over the world. It was amazing.
It’s only fair that stable gay relationships of long standing should have the same rights and responsibilities as married couples. I know the image of gay marriage is to some people horrific and ludicrous.
Godot is whatever it is in life that you are waiting for: ‘I’m waiting to win the lottery. I’m waiting to fall in love’. For me as a child it was Christmas. At least that eventually came.
Acting is a very personal process. It has to do with expressing your own personality and discovering the character you’re playing through your own experience – so we’re all different.