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I always wanted to be an actor. I did drama at Manchester University and then had a stand-up comedy double act with a guy called Bruce MacKinnon.
I feel most relaxed when I am acting or writing.
I wore a dress as a child for six months and I wouldn’t take it off. I was three. I’ve seen the pictures.
TV’s so quick. You make a choice and you do it, and if the director thinks that’s wrong then you make another choice and you do it, and that’s it.
Most dressing rooms are sterile and they feel like someone else’s space. But over two weeks of previews, before the show officially opens, they transform – filling up with cards, flowers, home comforts.
I was nine when I started getting laughs in a school comedy sketch one day, and acting became all I wanted to do. I’m sure my career choice was difficult for my parents: they would have had the usual parental neurosis about how tumultuous the business can be, with lots of actors out of work.
I wouldn’t want to be a part of something that has gone off the boil a bit and isn’t as good as the last series. I have confidence enough in my own ability to go on and do something else.
My upbringing was very basic working-class on the outskirts of Nottingham. My mother, Glenis, was a nursery nurse, looking after special-needs children, and my father, Brian, became the manager of a lace factory after working his way up as an apprentice.
I wanted to be a prosthetic makeup artist after watching ‘A Nightmare On Elm Street’.
When I was about 24, I went to Reykjavik with Benedict Cumberbatch for a few days. We took a three-hour coach ride to a glacier and raced on snowmobiles at 60mph.
I can’t remember a Christmas where I didn’t have a rotten cold, and I always get one about two weeks into a job. I definitely get man flu – I’m not brave at all.
I am not really a fan of beaches or lying by swimming pools, and as I have quite sensitive skin, the sun is my enemy.
I won’t leave the house without having a shower and, as much as it makes me a terrible anti-conservationist, I often have two a day.
Elves, Eskimos and aliens are the type of girls I am attracted to. I’ve been going out with my current girlfriend for a year. She looks like a cross between an elf, an Eskimo and an alien, with a bowl haircut and little thin legs.
The first time I ever met posh people was when I went to Manchester University to study drama, but I couldn’t care less about people’s backgrounds – it’s all down to the individual.
I’ve always been a clothes horse, and I spend a lot of money on designers.
I’m quite ritualistic about my preparation. I always shower before a show, even if I had one before leaving my flat.
I go to the gym four times a week and play football about twice a week. I’m pretty active.
I played in goal for Notts County juniors. I liked that sense that goalkeepers were outsiders, mavericks. But I stopped when I realised I wasn’t going to grow any more. I’m 5ft 7ins so I couldn’t have been a professional.
A sketch show by its very nature is hit and miss.
I would go to Hollywood if something came in that I really wanted to do.
I see clothes as an art form, and also a statement: no matter how vociferously people protest that they don’t care what they wear, they sort of have to.
Whenever I am not filming and not required to travel with work, I spend all my downtime in Scotland.
I find it ever so archaic, chanting, but I can see why people do it. I love seeing people getting all their frustrations out for the week.
I always plan what I’m going to wear, although I hope my clothes say that I look really good and I’ve not thought about it! Ironing is part of the preparation, so I don’t mind it.