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" Before my mother's diagnosis with Alzheimer's, I had heard of the disease, but hadn't known anyone who had suffered from it. "
" Being a grandparent is whole new phase in your life. "
" Being in Oxford can be a bit like being on holiday - there's plenty of time spent in the pub. "
" Dementia is often regarded as an embarrassing condition that should be hushed up and not spoken about. But I feel passionately that more needs to be done to raise awareness, which is why I became an ambassador for the Alzheimer's Society. "
" From the time you are a tiny baby, a parent's love is usually unconditional. Whatever you do, your parents think you are the tops, but when their memory goes, you stop recouping the love you've put in. "
" I am lucky in that I have never been depressed in my life, but this is the one thing which has really affected me: the loss of my mother as I knew her. "
" I catch an old 'Morse' on ITV3. I've never thought I looked particularly like my son. He's taller than me and blond. But when I see Lewis walk into a room with John Thaw, it's like my son has just come onto the screen. That's very strange indeed! "
" I don't like two-dimensional characters who are obviously villains from the moment they walk on stage. "
" I don't see why it gives people the right to know about my private life if I don't want to talk about it. "
" I feel very at home in woodlands and could easily live there. I should have been one of Robin Hood's men. "
" I hate anything with 'celebrity' in the title, where people are playing to the cameras all the time. "
" I honestly don't think I sought fame. It wasn't something I courted or wanted, particularly. "
" I initially thought 'Lewis' was a terrible idea. The character had very much been Morse's work donkey and sounding board. But I was persuaded to do it, thinking if it was a flop, at least ITV would stop asking me. But the pilot took off, so we got back on this moving train, and we've never looked back. "
" I know actors who court personal publicity because they believe no publicity is bad publicity. "
" I loved Martin Offiah, Andy Farrell and Shaun Edwards in that Wigan team, and they are still heroes today. They were outstanding players and great to watch. "
" I love taking the boat to the Farne Islands, a few miles offshore. It has a National Trust bird sanctuary with seals and every sort of seabird you can imagine. "
" I'm fascinated by politicians, because I suspect the huge majority of them go into it full of ideas and for the best possible reasons but end up being hijacked. "
" I'm not interested in more money for the sake of it. "
" I'm not particularly fond of the past, but I do ramble on about it quite a bit. "
" I'm not very relaxed; I always need to be doing something. "
" I'm the captain of the Variety Club over in England, and so I'm playing golf for them once a week but doing odd bits. "
" I'm very good at being out of work. "
" I never have liked detective dramas. I try to watch all of them to see what's going on, but I don't like them. "
" In TV, you just have to decide the night before exactly how you're going to say it and stick with that. You can't kick it around; you haven't got time. "
" I only really like to watch things like 'Time Team.' I'd rather be out walking the dog. It's all reality TV, which, as an actor, I detest. "
" I read the papers like everybody else, so I don't complain about what they print. "
" I still remember going to a smart restaurant in Los Angeles, and the maitre d' knew my name and showed me straight to a table even though we hadn't booked. I get stopped for autographs by people from Sweden on the tops of mountains. "
" I suppose it's a sentimental thing, but I wouldn't want to do more 'Lewis' than we did 'Morse' because I do still think of it as an offshoot. "
" It always staggers me when series don't use their sidekicks. "
" I've been going to Bamburgh for holidays since I was a child. "
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