You have to be selfish to be an actor.
You have to attempt to be objective about yourself.
When you get to a certain age, the work begins to thin out.
Most films are written and made with a hero around 35, or even 25.
I phoned this number and said, Please, sir, I want to be an actor.
We had five goats, two dogs, a cat and racks of commentaries on Shakespeare.
I'm playing one of the principal roles, which gives you more clout and more confidence.
A handful of older, romantic leading men, like Sean Connery, Jack Nicholson, and Robert Redford are still landing parts.
I was a window dresser for Burton's once. What really put me off was the area manager coming round and saying, Charles, I think you're a natch at this.
It's a question of keeping one's eyes and ears open and watching how other people play the game. They're watching me too, to see what my attitude is like.