Words matter. These are the best Mark Bonnar Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I spent the first 10 years of my career playing psychotic Scotsman. I’m still playing psychotic Scotsmen really, they’ve just become a bit funnier.
I always considered myself working class, because I was brought up on a council estate. I still do, really. I mean, I might have a bit more money now than I did then, but it’s in your head, class, I think. It’s how you feel in there.
I think all children love to dress up and play make believe. It’s just that I never stopped.
I mean sex can be funny for heaven’s sake.
There’s nothing quite like being able to get into the minds of other people, and figure out how they work, and what makes other people tick. And going against your own grain sometimes, to push yourself into places you wouldn’t go emotionally.
Actors are used to staring at the walls waiting for the phone to ring. It’s not unchartered territory for us.
My dad went to art school when I was one. They scraped and continued scraping, because artists, as we all know, don’t earn a lot of money. It’s a precarious existence and my mum didn’t work, so dad sold paintings.
I don’t usually turn down work, it usually involves a very big debate with agents and family and your conscience and your sense of panic. But it is the only power we have, as actors – to say no.
Work breeds a bit of work sometimes. If you’re in the right place at the right time, that can lead to other things.
Crime makes for great drama and it’s interesting because it delves into the darker side of us. Those kind of stories go way back, the detective and the criminal.
Certainly with stage, as I’m remembering, you don’t get to spend any time at home. With film, you might do three, four days a week, and they might not be full days. So that aspect of it was a consideration. But I also just wanted to try different kinds of working.
I tried many different things before becoming an actor, so this is my plan B.
Driving to set for ‘The Rig’, the route went right past my old secondary school. Every morning when I was going to work, I was passing Leithy and thinking: ‘Oh my God, there’s where Billy Gilfillan punched me in the mouth’ or whatever.
I have lived in England for a long time. And I love it.
In history we studied the bog man. Do you remember the bog man? I was absolutely fascinated by this. When something brings the past into sharp focus as a child it creates an indelible impression.
I do a good cold, hard stare.
London and the surrounds are a great place to be. It is a great part of the world.
I made a conscious decision after I did ‘The Duchess of Malfi’ at the Old Vic in 2012, when my daughter was six months old, to try doing more screen work.
I loved the pace of life and the majesty of New Zealand. It’s similar to Scotland – but feels newer.