” You can’t go into parenthood as a battle wearing armour. It doesn’t work that way. “


” Normally, you spend the play convincing people of the world and the characters. “


” It’s all you want as an actor: to have a story people want to be told. “


” If you are not getting people who have never been to the theatre before to come, then you are not doing your job. “


” Theatres that are stuffed to the gunnels leave me feeling rather peaceful – that’s when things are going right. When you’re playing to 40% and trying to make the budget, it’s more difficult. “


” New York really does know how to welcome you through its gates – if they decide that’s what they want to do. “


” I’m making it up as I go along, like everyone else. There probably are some actors who are quite methodical or at least take their time about what particular footholds to find on the rocks next. There are always choices, even when you’re not getting seen, for how to spend your time. It’s only after 10 years that I got any kind of traction at all. “


” Generally in the theatre, you spend some portion of the performance convincing people they have done the right thing in buying the ticket, that this is the play they want to watch. “


” If you want to do good material and you’re lucky enough to get a chance to do it, then chances are probably somebody pretty nifty will have been there before you. “


” You’re always trying to find common ground with whatever you do, but you want to not be thinking about yourself when you’re performing a play. The job is getting yourself out of the way and letting the character go about the scenes. “


” Wizarding is technical to me. When you get something that adds up to more than the sum of its parts, that feeling is magic to me. That’s a kind of alchemy. “


” I’ve done a lot of shows over a long time, and I’ve lost my voice on plays before, and it’s because I’ve been thinking closely about what I’m doing with my voice. Babies can scream all day and never lose their voice because they just mean it. As long as you mean it, then it carries you through. It’s do it or don’t. “


” I miss the generation of actors such as John Mills, where it doesn’t surprise you at all when he crops up in a film tap-dancing. “


” I think you need to be very careful of getting ‘stuck’ in musical theatre. “



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If you are not getting people who have never been to the theatre before to come, then you are not doing your job.
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New York really does know how to welcome you through its gates - if they decide that
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Generally in the theatre, you spend some portion of the performance convincing people they have done the right thing in buying the ticket, that this is the play they want to watch.
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Wizarding is technical to me. When you get something that adds up to more than the sum of its parts, that feeling is magic to me. That
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I miss the generation of actors such as John Mills, where it doesn
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