want to play for England and you want to
put the England shirt on and every player
really feels like that.
England team should be managed by an English
Spain people have lunch and dinner a lot
later - when I return to England I'll have
to eat alone at midnight.
someone had said in 1998 after my sending
off in the World Cup that I would be leading
my country out within three years I would
have laughed in their face.
we get comfortable as a company,
I like to push the boat out again. My wife
keeps saying, "Why?
Why? You're fifty.
Take it easy. Let's enjoy
it." But I'm in a fairly unique position.
Yesterday, the first of nine hundred new
trains arrived in the UK
and went into service. We are going to transform
Britain's rail system from the worst in
to the best.
If you can do a few things like that, when
the body gives out, you can say you've lived
If I put all my money
in the bank
and drink myself
in the Caribbean, I just think
that would be a waste of the fantastic position
I've found myself in.
never go bankrupt. You won't see JetBlue
go bankrupt, or Southwest. The American
airline industry, unlike almost any other
American industry, has never taken quality
on board.... The public
cares, but airlines act like they don't.
Airlines never really go bust. They screw
their creditors. They screw their shareholders.
You don't get rid of the dead wood. The
inefficient airline lives on. In England,
you're either alive or you're dead.
And, when you're dead, young,
efficient new airlines can rise up. How
many hospitals could have been built with
that has been shoveled into inefficient
airlines? How many oil refineries? Probably
as many as we need.
I was sixteen the thing to be in Basingstoke,
the suburb I grew up in, was punk. Which,
as any hip person will tell you, was way
past its sell-by date. But the thing to
do was to have a pierced nose and spiky
hair. And I loved
I always laugh
at anything to do with the lavatory or bottoms.
is Asian and I do travel
lots to Asia and Africa and all parts of
Europe so I feel
closer to all of that living in England,
and that he'll have a better chance
at being more international growing up there.
see, I can't say it in English...
very conservative. ... I can't stand the
modern design, all those glass structures
on the bottom. I like everything to be dependable,
a couple of days before my 18th birthday,
and made sure I was in London
it. There's no point having an 18th birthday
it doesn't mean anything as you can't go
out and drink!
know, Ill get recognized when I go
for a cup of coffee. Ive been
working a lot, so I havent really
noticed things changing,
or anything different
life. Yeah, people
me, and its all very sweet and
very nice, but its not an imposition
in any way. In fact in London,
where I live, everybody leaves me alone.
Nobody recognizes me. Thats the way
Id like to keep it.
spent a lot of time
with transsexuals and transvestites- I went
out clubbing with them in London
as the character. And of course, theres
a lot of grooming involved. Hats off the
ladies- I understand
an easy job
being a lady.
A lot of plucking and shaving and that sort
of thing. It was wonderful- it was one of
those transformative roles.
For an actor,
theyre the ones that you look forward
to the most.
a working class Englishman
saw a bloke drive past in a Rolls-Royce,
he'd say to himself "Come the social
revolution and we'll take that away from
you, mate". Whereas if his American
counterpart saw a bloke drive past in a
Cadillac he'd say "One day I'm going
to own one of those". To my way of
the first attitude
The latter is right.
language just like I love all American
things. But I confesse that I don't feel
using complex sentences or big words, hence
my famous minimally expressive
style - all the "gees" and laconic
to interviewers. Most of all, I have developed
as an art
fact is that in Australia, like in England,
we have a government-run
drama program, so you´ve got people
who are seriously
their craft and have a great
That extrapolates into a great attitude
Australia and England
we're very much influenced
by the American
We've been watching American movies
to American music
since we were teeny little kids.
I enjoy London
as its where I started