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Type: Actor
Nationality: Scottish
Date of Birth: 03/31/1971




 

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I got married because I fell in love with this woman. I had a baby with her because we wanted to have children. But that's not because of some philosophical ideal at all, no.
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I left it for seven years before going back on stage. I know now not to leave it so long.
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Then I left school at 16 and worked in Perth Repertory Theatre, which was quite nearby where I lived. And I worked there for about six or seven months, as part of the stage crew.
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I played music all through school and I kind of performed that way.
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I like to dance, but it's not my weekend activity. I'm not a clubber.
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So, no, I'm not trying to crack into Hollywood, although I'll make films there if they're good scripts.
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It's important, that spirit of youth, and when you're 16 that can get you kickstarted.
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I'm sure it's not great fun for them, or for any parent, when their child says they want to be an actor, 'cos it's quite an uncertain business and it can be terribly hard for most actors.
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No, no I'm not, no, but I just think... when people are naked it tells you a lot about their relationships.
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I'm just into making quality stuff if I can, with interesting people and good scripts. But it's very important that it's about something and that it says something. Otherwise, I don't know what the point is, really.
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I was nine years old when I made up my mind that that was what I definitely wanted to do.
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Once you've agreed the script, you must be willing to go as far as it needs to go on set.
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I've played in pipe bands in Scotland, and I've always played guitars and drums and stuff.
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Ultimately, you have to not worry about people thinking you should have played him differently. You're the one playing the part so it has to be yours.
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The other two things are... well, I had a huge appetite for old black and white movies on BBC 2. At the weekends they used to run matinees, and the more romantic the better.
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I really want to play Princess Leia. Stick some big pastries on my head. Now that would be interesting.
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At school there was no acting to be had other than school plays which I did now and again.
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I'm just looking for that moment to drop my Jedi knickers and pull out my real light saber.
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It's not my job to try and alter the director's style - he's in charge, and I'll always give him my trust.
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Conservative's the last thing I am.
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As a child I was taken to the pantomime or the theatre and I would always, always fall in love with somebody on the stage. And want to have sex with them.
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I never imagined it wouldn't work out for me. I had that absolute certainty in myself that has seen me through, I think, and my parents were absolutely behind me all the way.
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I remember in Shallow Grave I remember a few times when we'd only have to do one take. But when you did have to do more than one, you'd build on the one you'd done.
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No, I haven't got any tattoos. Not yet.
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If you're suddenly doing something you don't want to do for four years, just so you've got something to fall back on, by the time you come out you don't have that 16-year-old drive any more and you'll spend your life doing something you never wanted to do in the first place.
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