There is no such thing as too much swearing. Swearing is just a piece of linguistic mechanics. The words in-between are the clever ones.
The biggest thing I have realized was that you have to choose your collaborators very carefully, and that not everybody can like you. The process of filmmaking is so difficult, there's no point in doing it unless you can do it the way you want.
I was always admiring people who seemed to conduct themselves with ease in the world. Maybe that's a great gift to give your kids if you can do that. Because they can move through the world without neurosis, this anxiety about everything, which our own parents gave us.
Drawing is the only thing I've found in which I can lose myself completely. I love it. It started as something that relaxed me, but now it's a struggle because I'm pushing myself. The day-to-day sketching is fraught.
The only time I've tried to make plans, the cosmic sledgehammer has intervened and something else has happened. You just have to wait and see what comes your way, so that's what I do.
A little showbiz never hurt anyone.
A girl once came to my beery flat in Kensal Green, opened the blinds and cooked me breakfast. I married her.
Every viewer who ever turned on 'Doctor Who' has taken him into his heart. He belongs to all of us.
I love people where, at the end of the day, they'll pick up a paintbrush and paint clouds. They can physically make things.
I'm pretty good for an old geek.
I'm sure if Shakespeare were alive today, he'd be doing classic guitar solos on YouTube.
If I had gone to drama school, I wouldn't be sitting here now because it would have blanded me out; it would have just turned me into another actor.
What you're doing is acting with yourself. Well, I'm my favourite actor, so in a way it's quite straightforward for me.
When I first came to London, I loved hanging around in cafes, smoking, scribbling, dreaming. It was life-affirming and fun.
It's weathered many a storm, but the British film industry is, thankfully, still afloat.
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