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" After a West End run, in which I was promoted to Laertes, I joined the RSC in 1972. I had fulfilled my dream. "
" After 'Jewel In the Crown,' I hardly worked at all for about six months - which came as a bit of a surprise, I have to admit. "
" America is very generous, but it's also a bit wacky, you know. "
" American writers reduce the length of time devoted to exposition and character development. "
" As a child, we lived in flats, and I was never allowed pets. "
" By early 1971, I had been acting professionally for 18 months - theatre work and my first telly, an episode of 'Dr. Who.' "
" Drama at Bristol was an academic course: you were judged on your A-levels, and there were no auditions. I did a BA General degree. "
" Everybody wants a movie career. I found that pretty elusive. I did make a movie with Martin Sheen about a nuclear scientist who has a religious experience. I don't even know what it was called. I don't think it was ever released. "
" Fame changed my life completely because, for a while, I was in a position to choose what I did. I miss that aspect. But I always felt uncomfortable with it. "
" For sheer excitement, a weekend in New York is unbeatable. Arrive on Friday morning, leave on Monday night, and don't worry about jet lag - just buzz for four days. "
" Hollywood's best producers and directors are in film, not TV. "
" I adore Biarritz. I first went there in the Eighties, and my wife and I liked it so much that we ended up buying a holiday home there. "
" I always remember to go on the Staten Island Ferry because it's the most amazing view of New York. And it's free! You see Ellis Island, and it conjures up something of that great moment: you know, the huddled masses yearning to breathe free. It's staggering. "
" I can't understand why TV tries to appeal to youth. "
" I didn't like my first primary school in Leicester very much. As I was going home on my tricycle one day, I said, 'There's no reading, no writing and no arithmetic - it's really boring!' So I was sent to St John the Baptist Church of England Primary. "
" I earn a lot of money in England doing voice-overs, especially in documentaries. Turn on the Discovery Channel here, and you'll hear my voice a lot. It subsidizes my vice of acting in the theater. "
" I especially like the Padstow area and the south coast near Portloe. It's lovely, though I do wish it was a bit closer to London. "
" If you can't educate your citizens and you can't keep them healthy, you can't begin to be a society. "
" I have only met Prince Charles once, when he was very charming and easy to chat to. I have always had a soft spot for him, and I admire our constitutional monarchy, but Charles often comes across as eccentric, and he has a mixed press. "
" I like jazz, and Martin Taylor and his band have it all, including a wonderful saxophonist and very fine accordionist, so you get a rather unusual range of sound. "
" I like songs to mean something as well as sound good, and Paul Simon is a maestro. While Art Garfunkel was a voice and moved on to other things Simon remained the genius lyricist and composer. "
" I love Stevie Wonder for his sense of rapture in the music. He can swing through a zappy tune, lift your heart, or drift into a sad ballad with consummate ease. "
" I'm not a big fan of the Mediterranean, but being in the Bay of Biscay, the sea is forever changing, and on a clear day, you see as far as Spain. It's incomparable. "
" I'm quite sharp but not particularly academic. "
" In England, anybody who was alive remembers an interview between the press and Charles and Diana, right after they became engaged. One of the press asked Charles if he loved her. And he said, 'Oh, well, whatever love means.' Boy, it was a terrible answer. "
" I never wanted to do film. I don't have the right face, and I don't like stardom. I like the fact that I have this wonderful thing that gives you status, but I'm most interested in doing decent work. "
" In television, I was first cast as a cavalry officer because of my name. "
" I seem to get cast as one of two extremes. Either I play the butch heavy or totally nice guys. "
" It's not legally possible to put an image of a member of the royal family on the Tube! "
" I used to think the actor's job was immersing himself completely in another personality. "
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