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I love the theatre and theatre people.
I like simple things. I like to sneak in the theatre and watch movies. I'm a movie buff.
The man who raised me is black. Culturally, he made me who I am. He was a theatre director, so he also guided me artistically.
I did an internship at the Ardent theatre company in Philly after dropping out of college. I was earning $165 a week building sets and cleaning the toilets. Cleaning toilets is a good way of getting in touch with your creativity. That's when you find out if you got anything going on in your head.
I love theatre, and you learn too much as an actor and enjoy too much of it not to want to go back a lot.
The strength of British theatre should be that these actors in their middle years know what they're doing and are good at it. Not rich, not famous, but making a living.
Theatre director: a person engaged by the management to conceal the fact that the players cannot act.
People ask me if I ever feel outside the Hollywood loop, and I never do, because both of us do a lot of theatre, so it's great for New York and it's also half-way between Europe and the west coast, so it's the best of both worlds.
I have ambitions to do a Broadway record one of these days and get in the studio with like, a real orchestra. I'm a big musical theatre geek.
You wouldn't tolerate an underperforming surgeon in an operating theatre, or a underperforming midwife at your child's birth. Why is it that we tolerate underperforming teachers in the classroom?
The theatre is one of those muscles - if you don't exercise it, it becomes a strange and truly fearful place.
When I first did theatre, I was always doing comedies; it was always my first love. But it wasn't what I was picked for at first, for films and TV.
In the end I think theatre has only one subject: justice.
The cool thing is that, unlike film, the theatre roles for women get better and better as you get older.
We can compare classical chess and rapid chess with theatre and cinema - some actors don't like the latter and prefer to work in the theatre.
My real training as an actor was when I started doing theatre.
I think theatre is by far the most rewarding experience for an actor. You get 4 weeks to rehearse your character and then at 7:30 pm you start acting and nobody stops you, acting with your entire soul.
There's nowhere to hide in the theatre. You can't be the one in rehearsal who doesn't know their lines.
One of my beliefs is that there are certain institutions within a community which stand for the spirit and heart of that community, there's the church, the local football team, the local pub and the theatre.
I was very interested in theatre, mostly in stage design. I did a little bit of acting.
Movies are not scripts - movies are films; they're not books, they're not the theatre.
In fact, one was so booked out we went from March and were to go till November, but the pantomime was booked so they transferred the show to the Prince of Wales Theatre because it was so packed out, and it ran on from there.
Film is fragmented and gets into lots of other people's hands. There are a lot of pleasures that theatre gives me. You get to perform uninterrupted.
Inside I never said I wanted to do theatre or be an actor.
As a child I was taken to the pantomime or the theatre and I would always, always fall in love with somebody on the stage. And want to have sex with them.
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