I come from not just a household but a country where the finesse of language, well-balanced sentence, structure, syntax, these things are driven into us, and my parents, bless them, are great custodians of the English language.
Periodically over the years I've always taken periods of time away from acting.
One of the great privileges of having grown up in a middle-class literary English household, but having gone to school in the front lines in Southeast London, was that I became half-street-urchin and half-good-boy at home. I knew that dichotomy was possible.
England is obsessed with where you came from, and they are determined to keep you in that place, be it in a drawing room or in the gutter.
Bernard de Mandeville