Born: February 16, 1964 in Salford, Lancashire, England, UK
(on starring on Doctor Who (2005)) I’m different from the other Doctors in that I’m northern. All the others spoke with this RP accent [received pronunciation] – maybe it was that that put me off. I think that it’s good that we teach kids that people who speak like that can be heroic.
My bony face is like a car crash. I haven’t got good looks, just weird looks, enough to frighten the fiercest monster.
Theatre is an actor’s medium. Film and television is primarily a director’s medium. When you act in the theatre you get a four to six week rehearsal period, where you can build a character, and of course each evening when you give a performance, you have the final edit. So theatre acting is my great love. But I’ve had some very interesting and rewarding…
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