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How does it differ from previous roles?Oddly enough, I was most at home pre-Horne playing sinister or saturnine roles, which is about as un-Horne as you can get.
Do you enjoy touring? And if so, why?
Do you enjoy touring? And if so, why?It's a while since I did it, so maybe I should answer that question in eight weeks' time!
Why did you become an actor?I did a lot of acting at school and university and after that there was no turning back.
Where did you train?I trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama in the late 1980s.
What was your first part, and where? And your break-through role?My first professional role was at a Scottish rep in Musselburgh (the Brunton Theatre), playing Rochester in Jane Eyre</>. I was a bit young for the part, to be honest. In so far as gaining a measure of public recognition is concerned, my breakthrough role has to have been Horne.
What parts would you ideally like to play after this one? I wouldn't mind a return to the saturnine and sinister, actually – just to mix things up a bit.
Jonathan Rigby was talking to Anne Morley-Priestman