” There is this miraculous thing I heard Hugh Grant talking about – the thing about screen acting is that you can read people’s thoughts. You are trying to register something inside and usually the eyes in cinema are where you will register that. “


” Four hours of prosthetics every morning, the jowls and the nose, and it was very hot so they’re having to attend to it all day, and you’re still petrified of so many things, such as, can I speak properly? Hitchcock never quite lost those East End vowels, even though he had the softened California consonants. “


” When working abroad you work pretty hard, but with time off, this is the greatest job in the world. You drive. You explore Memphis, or wherever you’ve landed, or go and see Dr John, or the Californian landscape. And, yes, I’ve had a few good meals. “


” The prosthetics were interesting because the artist was so good that they could just put a Hitchcock mask on me, but you don’t want to do that. You’re an actor playing Hitchcock, so it’s about how much of that you’re going to do. “


” You always get told how important the premiere and doing the press is, but I have suspicions. “


” Hitchcock’s got a very interesting voice, it’s a very controlled, measured rhythm that’s quite slow and, in that sense, also felt quite controlling in its pace. He retained something from his childhood, that London sound, as well as adopting some of the L.A. sounds… All of this helps you create the character. “


” I’ve got to tell you, I’ve played real characters before and people always bring up this word ‘impersonation,’ and I’m never entirely sure what it means. “


” You’re playing a character in a drama who happens to be based on someone who existed. It’s never going to ‘be’ that person, but it’s based on someone well-known, and you want to create enough of that person for it not to be a distraction. “


” They know you’re not Alfred Hitchcock, but you need to be enough Alfred Hitchcock for them not to be bothered by it. That’s a reassuring thing. “


” I heard about the project over a year before we began. My American agent said, ‘Oh, you might want to read ‘In Cold Blood’ because they’re talking about you for Capote, but the script’s with Johnny Depp and Sean Penn at the moment.’ So, these things take their time to dribble down the food chain. “


” The script for ‘Infamous’ was so poised between tragedy and comedy. It’s a dream part. One reads those scripts with a sense of melancholia. When you read a script that good… I remember thinking, ‘Oh, this script is too good. They’ll never give it to me. “


” Often jobs are un-turndownable even before you read the script. You go, ‘Well, I have to do that.’ “



All 12 Toby Jones Quotes about You in picture


There is this miraculous thing I heard Hugh Grant talking about - the thing about screen acting is that you can read people
Four hours of prosthetics every morning, the jowls and the nose, and it was very hot so they


When working abroad you work pretty hard, but with time off, this is the greatest job in the world. You drive. You explore Memphis, or wherever you
The prosthetics were interesting because the artist was so good that they could just put a Hitchcock mask on me, but you don
You always get told how important the premiere and doing the press is, but I have suspicions.
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You
They know you
I heard about the project over a year before we began. My American agent said,
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Often jobs are un-turndownable even before you read the script. You go,
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