McGann at the Florida SuperCon, June 2015
14 November 1959 |
Kensington, Liverpool, England
|Spouse(s)||Annie Milner (m. 1992â€“2006)|
|Partner(s)||Susannah Harker (2006â€“2008)|
|Children||Joseph McGann (born 1988)
Jake McGann (born 1990)
|Family||Joe McGann (brother)
Stephen McGann (brother)
Mark McGann (brother)
Clare McGann (sister)
John McGann (brother)
Films are artifice. We're telling stories on film. At the same time, when it works, there is a real tough immediacy and spontaneity to it, and a punch.
Careers are what they are, they don't make any sense at all when you look back. We're not in charge of them.
I think you can make perfectly good television just from people who are genuinely interested, talking to people who genuinely know – simple as it sounds, it can be riveting.
I'm not a sci-fi lover; I wasn't from the start. So perhaps I miss that passion for other worlds, other dimensions, that sort of scope and that magnitude of storytelling; that's not my thing though I meet plenty of people whose thing it definitely is.
I never thought I'd be one of those old hams who favours theatre over everything, but I'm getting that way. Telly and film seemed more fun when I was younger; turning left on planes and washing up in nice places. But there are things that you only learn in theatre.
Coming from a large family makes you feel protected – you have friends and allies.
If you're in the so-called public eye you have to watch your P's and Q's.
Brighton gives me the heebie-jeebies. When I'm near the seafront I can't sleep, I can't eat.
The power of telly is surprising. If you're in a six-part series, you're famous while it's on – people point in the street. Two weeks later it all goes back to normal.
I resent almost all of the time I spend in front of the television, but I find 'The Only Way Is Essex' absolutely riveting.