We think of medieval England as being a place of unbelievable cruelty and darkness and superstition. We think of it as all being about fair maidens in castles, and witch-burning, and a belief that the world was flat. Yet all these things are wrong.
I'd like something that peels potatoes really quickly - that would be wonderful.
Fatherhood is wonderful.
Medieval learning was really advanced.
I don't think you need religion.
I like my stories once removed.
I'm a good cook; one of my specialities is reindeer and potato pie.
I'm cheerfully optimistic about life. Optimism is very important!
Some people are passionate about aisles, others about window seats.
The funny thing about history is that we imagine that people didn't laugh in the old days, but of course they did, at stupid things.
I don't think people who have children are acting selfishly or unselfishly. Having a child who'll be loved, to parents who love each other, is the important thing.
I spent my earliest years in Colwyn Bay in north Wales with my mother and grandmother, while my father was stationed with the RAF in India.
I like fantasy.
I'd always thought that if Python was going to go on at all, it'd be nice to get into storylines.
I've been very lucky to have been able to act, write and direct and not have to choose just the one thing.
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