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" 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? "
" A handful of older, romantic leading men, like Sean Connery, Jack Nicholson, and Robert Redford are still landing parts. "
" 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 don't like watching television too much; it tires me out for some reason. But I saw a fair bit of 'Game of Thrones' because it was so good. I mostly watched episodes that I wasn't in. "
" If I talk about Charles Dance I am talking about something else, something I operate and wind up and have to make an impression with and use to transmit someone else's screenplay. "
" If I was to put a little flag in everywhere I've been in the world, there'd be a lot of little flags. "
" If you get a bad script, then you start expending energy trying to make a silk purse of a sow's ear. When the script's as good as those on 'Game of Thrones,' say, I don't think there was a single occasion where any of us thought there was a bad scene. "
" I love the Restoration. It's a bit like coming out of the John Major era into the optimism of Tony Blair. "
" I'm playing one of the principal roles, which gives you more clout and more confidence. "
" I'm riddled with cynicism. Whenever anyone says 'trust me,' the hairs go up on the back of my neck. "
" I phoned this number and said, Please, sir, I want to be an actor. "
" 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. "
" I've done maybe twelve of Shakespeare's plays. I was with the Royal Shakespeare Company for years. Whatever influence that has never leaves you. If you learn to drive a car, and you learn the right way if there is ever a right way. You learn the good aspects, you learn to drive properly. And that never leaves you. "
" I've got a range as an actor! There was a time I played dramatic leading men. "
" I was a window dresser for Burton's once. What really put me off was the area manager coming round and saying, Charles, I think you're a natch at this. "
" Most films are written and made with a hero around 35, or even 25. "
" My face lends itself to austere characters, and unless they're two-dimensional, I will do them. Any actor will tell you that an interesting villain is much more interesting to play. "
" Politics is the most corrupt profession on Earth, no matter where you are. "
" Power is always a corrupting influence. "
" We had five goats, two dogs, a cat and racks of commentaries on Shakespeare. "
" We have to take risks in British television. It has to stop playing to the lowest common denominator and patronising people. "
" We need to look to our laurels a bit with television in this country. I don't think enough risks are being taken in drama television in the U.K., and I think a lot of programme makers are underestimating the intelligence of the viewing public, basing it all on ratings. "
" When you get to a certain age, the work begins to thin out. "
" You have to attempt to be objective about yourself. "
" You have to be selfish to be an actor. "
" Your senses are reeling all the time. Finally you find something to write and the very next day you go out and see something else which totally contradicts what you've written and every conclusion you've come to. "
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