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“Mercifully, these days people don’t see being gay as a character flaw. But nor is it a virtue, like kindness. Or a talent, like playing the banjo. It’s just a fact. Of course, it’s part of my make-up, but I don’t want to trade on it. I am a private person; I think that’s important if you’re an actor. But there’s a difference between privacy and secrecy, and I’m not a secretive person. Really I just want to get on with my job, which is to pretend to be lots of different people. Simple as that.” (x)

“The fans that I really like are the ones that are really respectful. I don’t want to be intimidated, I like to talk to people and people to talk to me, I don’t want to lose the opportunity to actually talk to people. When people get hysterical, there’s no room for interaction. I’m really grateful for my fans, they’re sensible and a little bit cheeky, they take the piss out of me!” (x)

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“Do you have the chocolate Ferrero Rocher? I thought it was the poshest thing in the world and the epitome of classy living. So I kept the box. And inside the box I placed a note that said my prize possession is my binoculars and my ambition is to be an actor. I also kept bus tickets in the Ferrero Rocher box.” (x)