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I mostly play old period songs, as they suit a ukulele more. I bought it when I saw the tribute concert to George Harrison. Joe Brown came on and sang 'I'll See You In My Dreams,' and there wasn't a dry eye in the house.
It's a question of keeping one's eyes and ears open and watching how other people play the game. They're watching me too, to see what my attitude is like.
If I was to put a little flag in everywhere I've been in the world, there'd be a lot of little flags.
Politics is the most corrupt profession on Earth, no matter where you are.
We had five goats, two dogs, a cat and racks of commentaries on Shakespeare.
You have to be selfish to be an actor.
A while ago, I did a television adaptation of 'Bleak House,' and the character I played, as far as I was concerned, had no redeeming features whatsoever. I wasn't about to try to find any; I didn't need to.
I've never been one for late nights, which is why I have always preferred making films to theatre. A play takes over your life: you start to feel sick at lunchtime, and by mid-afternoon, you're wishing for a bomb scare so the whole thing will be called off. Of course, if the evening goes well and you get the applause, then it's wonderful.
A handful of older, romantic leading men, like Sean Connery, Jack Nicholson, and Robert Redford are still landing parts.
I phoned this number and said, Please, sir, I want to be an actor.
I'm playing one of the principal roles, which gives you more clout and more confidence.
You have to attempt to be objective about yourself.
Actors can't retire. If actors retired, there would be nobody left to play old, wrinkly people. You have to keep going, darling - don't you?
I like to keep up with London theatre, but it is a question of time.
Most films are written and made with a hero around 35, or even 25.
When you get to a certain age, the work begins to thin out.
I like approbation. Any actor who tells you they don't is lying.
I love the Restoration. It's a bit like coming out of the John Major era into the optimism of Tony Blair.
I think it's counterproductive for actors to come to the set with well-thumbed copies of the book their film is adapted from.
Most feature films are 35-40 shooting days.
I would have liked to have worked with Ralph Richardson and Paul Scofield, but they're dead now.
I'm riddled with cynicism. Whenever anyone says 'trust me,' the hairs go up on the back of my neck.
I've got a range as an actor! There was a time I played dramatic leading men.
Power is always a corrupting influence.
A car to pick me up every day, a chair with my name on it, everybody being very polite... what can you do except sit back and watch it all, try to take it all in?
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