From Brexit Nationalists and Eton To Noisy Theatregoers
by Staff | The Guardian | April 19, 2017
The Homeland and Billions star, now starring in The Goat, talked sweet packets, war heroes and myths of private education.
Time’s up: thanks everyone.
Earlier in the year you commented that it was “a nonsense” that only privately educated actors were becoming dominant in acting. Don’t you feel that, due to the lack of funding in all the arts, such as the removal of grants and increase course fees, that it’s becoming less diverse? That there isn’t the healthy mix of students from different backgrounds that there once was?
On a less serious note:
I watched an old episode of A Touch of Frost on television the other evening and was a bit surprised to see that you were in it. You looked about 12! And I also read somewhere that you’re somewhat grumpy before your years and prone to get annoyed at all sorts of things, such as littering. I’ve just deliberately thrown a crisp packet on the floor – what are you gonna do about it?
As a theatre goer, I absolutely hate the noise made by sweet packets. Does it annoy you as an actor, or are you able to completely block out distractions?
Have you ever thought about either holidaying or working in Australia (or both!) to do a movie or a stint in the theatre? You have a lot of fans down under!
Is there a particular reason why you chose The Goat for your return to the West End stage?
Do you think the current Liverpool team is good enough to win the league?
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