Without history we are nothing, so it's worth finding out something about it.
I'm a jack of all trades, master of none.
I'll take anyone to task about UB40. They were as important as Bob Marley in getting reggae into the consciousness of British youth at that time. I'm proud to be their number one fan.
The Internet is a global lavatory wall, a Rabelaisian mixture of truth, lies, insanity and humour.
I can honestly say that throughout the 70s I never watched telly. I can remember 'Dr Who' and 'Morecambe and Wise' vaguely, but my generation didn't watch telly.
Vanity takes a lot of work. I'm too lazy to be vain.
I have never ever hung out with actors and comedians. I can't stand it.
People using a public platform to further their own personal agenda, I think that's immoral. You have no right to do that. Tony Blair is a great example of that.
My mother was Welsh and I loved going to Wales every summer, where Uncle Les had a farm. My mother had seven brothers and a sister and they were all very close. There would always be food on the table and uncles coming in and out. My father's family were English and lived in London, and we didn't really see them.
I knew Joe Strummer back in the days before he formed the Clash.
In the summer, 80 per cent of what I eat comes from my allotment. I grow everything from beetroots and leeks to apples and plums.
I was brought up on stuffed hearts, cabbage and mashed potatoes. It's repulsive, when I look back - I used to go to the butchers to get Mum's sausages, and I would cut one off and squeeze the inside of it straight into my mouth. Insane!
Unlike virtually everyone else, I know how to work a room. That comes in pretty handy. If you're not getting any laughs, then at least you can make people watch you.
My childhood hero was Roy Rogers.
My father was in the navy. I always found it a bit strange that he would choose to spend an extraordinary amount of time underneath the water in a submarine with 60 men.
I've always maintained if you want to act you should get yourself a life first.
I'm primarily an actor and only make documentaries when I see a story others have missed.
Punk changed everything. It blew away all the dull, pompous stuff that happened before, like glam rock. Kids were getting involved in causes like Rock Against Racism and they needed music that reflected that. Something similar was happening in comedy too, with the Comedy Store and the alternative scene that I got involved in.
Women want to be entertained. They want value for money from a man. You have to have the whole package.
It's much easier being a father to girls. Boys are just horrible. Then girls come into their own around 12 when they're nightmares too.