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It can be very difficult to trace your birth parents.

Jacobean plays, before Shakespeare, were particularly visceral.

Lots of middle class people are running around pretending to be Cockney.

Many times I've sat with a camera and another actor and seen all their fears and insecurities and struggles. You want to support them and help them as much as you can.

My parents always knew I was hopeless at everything else, I was fortunate in that I was backed all the way. I came to it late and only because I thought there'd be loads of women and drinking!

Often as a child you see someone with a learning disability or Down's Syndrome and my mum and dad were always very quick to explain exactly what was going on and to be in their own way inclusive and welcoming.

On The Others, very atmospheric and probably mysterious is how I would say it felt to be on the set. It felt just a little uneasy, the atmosphere that we were trying to capture.

Rather than disliking theatre, I've expressed a preference for television because it tends to deal in its small way much more with issues and is able to reach a broader church of people than theatre.

Television, although It's in steep decline, still occasionally gives voices to people who don't have voices.

The film is about Joe discovering who his mother and father are and his relationship with them, and the identity crisis he goes through once he finds out who his parents are.

The money is better in films and television. But in terms of acting, theatre is more rewarding.

The person who gives you your first job is so important in any industry.

Theatre is expensive to go to. I certainly felt when I was growing up that theatre wasn't for us. Theatre still has that stigma to it. A lot of people feel intimidated and underrepresented in theatre.

Twelve years on sets watching directors, I've taken a bit from everybody and rejected a lot.

We all need a firm sense of identity.

We like to think that our parents made a decision to bring us into the world.

What goes down on film is different to what you see with the naked eye.

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