I’m half Scottish, half Welsh and I regard red hair as perfectly ordinary. And to set the record straight, contrary to reports, he has never referred to himself as the ‘Ginger Ninja’.
I’ve become more confident as I have got older. I care less what others think.
I was a real art freak when I was a teenager.
My own parents were very un-neurotic, so I never thought that I had to change enormously in order to become a parent.
A script is only as good as the director who’s making it.
So often when you meet child actors, they’re weird – they’re freaks. No, I mean it, they’re really odd people.
I love London, and it’s a privilege for my children to grow up here.
I had a great start in television; the first thing I did was an episode of Performance called The Entertainer with Michael Gambon playing Archie Rice.
People are not considerate of others. They tend not to consider themselves as all living together, but see themselves only as individuals.
Working in films, there are hundreds of odd moments.
It’s what people create that makes my heart stop.
I use my awards as doorsteps. Others are in the office or in little cubbyholes in our library – they go between the books, because they actually look like arty pieces