Being kind is the most important thing I've ever been taught. That's what my parents always told me - more important than ambition or success is being kind to people. The cornerstone of my life. What I aspire to is to be kind.
My mum and dad have always enjoyed life, and it's something that's been instilled in me. I wake up in a good mood most mornings.
There's nothing so unattractive as vanity... particularly male vanity.
For a man, there's a big responsibility that comes with having a boy because men are made by their fathers. If you've got a good productive man around it's better. I have such a close relationship with my dad and that responsibility to produce a good man is something I think about.
One of the biggest gifts you can give a child is confidence, because confidence will take you miles - more than talent, more than anything else. So yes, I want my children to have confidence and to be kind.
As an actor, you try and be cool, but one of the reasons you become an actor is because you're a film fan. And then you're like, 'Oh my God, Ridley Scott just spoke to me!'
My biggest ambition over everything is to have kids. It feels great. I'd love a big family.
By the age of 18, I was very fat. My dad would say there's a Spall fat gene. But I was fat because I ate loads. I used to go and buy six or seven chocolate bars and eat my way through them.
I've done loads of things people have never seen - dramas on BBC4 and plays upstairs at the Royal Court and the Bush - and because I didn't go to drama school, they gave me an education.
Because I was always a fat child, I got fatter and fatter, and I ended up 18 stone and with a 40-inch waist.
Every audition I get, I agonise over and I put everything I can into it.
I'm sure that my father becoming seriously ill when I was 14 had a lot to do with my going from chubby to fat.
It's properly scary playing a leading man. Growing up, I always wanted to be a character actor.
My dad's one of the funniest men in the world. I grew up with him making me laugh so much I'd beg him to stop.
When you do a film, you get picked up in a car, lunch is free. Theatre is really hard, and you get absolutely no money.
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