Being in a person's head for five months, where they're so hateful, is kind of exhausting.
For any actor, it's a great privilege to play a character that is very distant from yourself.
Half of what creates psychopaths is genetic, but the other half is conditioning.
'Happy Valley' has really changed things for me.
I crashed my bicycle on the way to my first date with my ex-girlfriend and was cautioned by the police.
I do a mean mouth trumpet.
I grew up in North Yorkshire, but now London is home.
I grew up in the countryside, so I had quite a feral life up until the age of about fourteen.
I had the acting bug from a very early age.
I love good stories; you have to have a good plot - characters which intertwine with a good plot.
I wanted to do a degree in something I was interested in before going into acting.
We live in secular world now, but most of our art and culture is rooted in religion.
When I got into drama school, that's when I knew that I could safely say that I wanted to be a professional actor.
When I was playing a psychopath in 'Happy Valley,' it was really weird.
You don't want a character who sits on an even playing field the whole time.
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