Well you just have to own it, I suppose. Own the character, which is difficult.
I think you have to find the humanity in the character and then the deterioration is a part of the process - the journey of the character. It's like playing King Lear. You can start off as a nice old man who finishes up crazy.
I'll never forget anything about Middle Earth. That's part of my memory now so I won't miss anything.
I'm becoming a frustrated director, I think, in an actor's body.
Some people would say I've made it now.
I used to do impersonations: Harry Butler in the wild, or I'd do Gough Whitlam.
I like cooking, but I like other people cooking more.
My life at the moment is a bit like my wardrobe. Organized chaos.
I would love to direct a feature and have Robert Connolly produce it. That would be really fab.
I have a sort of long-term plan to direct. I'm pragmatic about it. I realize I don't need to rush it or force it.