Do you have any particular method for learning Shakespearean lines?
I’m the man who looks like a lunatic walking around the parks of London talking to himself. I have to be on the move, I can’t learn them sitting at a desk. I march myself around outside,drilling the lines into my brain. There’s no secret: it’s repetition, repetition, repetition, like practising your forehand in tennis.
We saw you dance on Alan Carr’s show; would you consider doing a musical?
I’d love to do something like Guys and Dolls but I have a limited vocal range. I especially like ‘Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat’.
Do you get stage fright?
I get it badly so I drink. You just deal with it. It’s important to be frightened or you’d be crap — it would be like listening to someone talking on a bus. It’s good to be a bit charged.
What would be your dream role?
Tom Hiddleston in a Tom Hiddleston biopic.
You don’t look dissimilar…
I could do it.