” Auditions are very strange – you’re there to win, to seek approval. They never get easier, but I did realise that you’re there voluntarily, after all. “


” I’m an avid reader myself, and what any one reader accesses at any one time is very powerful and personal to them. Clearly you can’t even begin to touch that. A novel is a singular vision, and then a myriad of readers have their own experience of that. “


” I’m not a comedian, I’m not a stand-up and I don’t come from a comedy background. I am an actor, but I’ve had a very fortunate foray into comedy, and it seems to have become a bit of a strength, and you can’t complain when you become known for something. “


” Three and a half years in L.A. was enough for me. I would love to go back for short bursts if a film opportunity came up, but it’s a unique place, and you can reach saturation point. For me it was a place where creative desire and ambition meets desperation. It’s in the air, it’s palpable – I just didn’t want to be around that. “


” It’s funny – when you look at the real A-listers nowadays, look at how many live in and around Hollywood. Most of them live on a ranch in Utah. It’s no coincidence these guys get in and get out. “


” For me, Glasgow is all about the people and the spirit of the place. You have enough Gregg’s bakers, though, I’ll say that. The opening of the 1977 ‘Star Wars’ movie was possibly the only time I’ve seen a longer queue round the block than in Glasgow for sausage rolls. That was quite an eye-opener. “


” Sometimes, and I hate to say it, you do feel things are asked for in the most ludicrously unrealistic fashion. The time you are expected to make things in, and the money you are expected to make them for – that is the death of creativity. Just because some things can be made very cheaply does not mean everything can be. “


” If you do something that is not gags and punchlines and is character-based, where there are no jokes as such, then it all has to come from a place of truth, and I love that – I love nothing more than getting very serious about my comedy. “


” A character is as much about what you do as what you say. “


” I like being in a collaborative and respectful environment. When you’re in an environment spearheaded by ego and fear, it’s the death of creativity. “



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Three and a half years in L.A. was enough for me. I would love to go back for short bursts if a film opportunity came up, but it
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For me, Glasgow is all about the people and the spirit of the place. You have enough Gregg
Sometimes, and I hate to say it, you do feel things are asked for in the most ludicrously unrealistic fashion. The time you are expected to make things in, and the money you are expected to make them for - that is the death of creativity. Just because some things can be made very cheaply does not mean everything can be.
If you do something that is not gags and punchlines and is character-based, where there are no jokes as such, then it all has to come from a place of truth, and I love that - I love nothing more than getting very serious about my comedy.
A character is as much about what you do as what you say.
I like being in a collaborative and respectful environment. When you
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