24 September 1972 |
(m.2001â€“present; 2 children)
I am a total sucker for an actor's autobiography/biography. I have probably read most of them.
When you're in a rehearsal room, it's like getting into a car and going on a long journey with everyone's stuff in the back. If you keep stopping the car and going, 'Are you sure we want to go?' and think, 'This is really daunting,' you will get frightened, so you just have to keep ploughing through it.
I read everything by Ian McEwan, he is so elegant. I love reading anything about Shakespeare, too. He is my first love. If I had a time machine, I would be hanging out with him.
When you have young children, it is hard to see live performances. Unless I am in it. I do manage to see my husband Rupert Goold's work, of course.
I am a massive fan of early electronica like Steve Reich, Pat Metheny and Thomas Dolby. I used to be a big raver, too, so anything dance. I love ambient music like Tunng. I love acoustic and classical, too.
I'd quite like to direct. I don't think it will happen, but my urge is that way inclined.
But nothing beats a Woody Allen film on a Sunday night, with a glass of wine and some leftovers.
Being on Broadway and getting a Tony nomination – this has been an incredible ride, from rather humble beginnings.
The Forest of Arden, where I grew up, is where 'As You Like It' is set. It was idyllic.
I looked at but was not allowed to touch Ai Weiwei's 'Sunflower Seeds' at the Tate. The film of making them was really moving.