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Alan Cumming

Scottish,  Actor
Total Quotes : 45
Feel Homeland Part

I come more to Scotland than I ever used to, so I feel more connected to it, more part of the zeitgeist. You know when you realize you have a choice and I'm choosing my homeland. It's funny: when you get older these things creep up to you.

- Alan Cumming

People Feel Really

I don't feel I'm a compulsive person. I multitask. I'm really well-organised, and I have lots of people to help me.

- Alan Cumming

Doing Over Bother

Actually I like working kind of fast, because if you got it, why bother doing it over and over?

- Alan Cumming

Projects Films Trained

Sometimes people get really sniffy about the films you choose if you've done more dramatic projects or you're classically trained.

- Alan Cumming

Stupid Aesthetic Mostly

Actors aren't stupid, mostly, and if there's a sensibility and an aesthetic that a director's going for, if you're aware of that too, you can do things to help that.

- Alan Cumming

Battle Interest His

A sweaty Macbeth with blood on his arms coming in fresh from the battle doesn't interest me.

- Alan Cumming

My Life Been Grown-Up

I had to be a grown-up when I should have been a little boy, and now that I'm a grown-up my little-boyness has exploded out of me. I've lived my life backwards.

- Alan Cumming

Like Things Very

I like working on things that are very different and that involve different disguises.

- Alan Cumming

I Think Away Idea

I think directing in a team is a really good idea because it stops the cult of the director as God straight away, and also you're discussing things on set so it opens it out to everyone and it becomes a totally collaborative thing. And you have someone who supports you when you're feeling a bit insecure.

- Alan Cumming

Grow Person Pretty

When there's an adult person who's scaring you, you grow up pretty quickly.

- Alan Cumming

Doing Hours Films

You do get really exhausted doing films. You work such long hours, and after a while, things can get out of perspective, just like if anyone's tired, things get on top of them.

- Alan Cumming

Play Read Ever

Macbeth was the first play I ever read.

- Alan Cumming

Like Performing Feels

Performing a one-man Macbeth feels like the greatest challenge.

- Alan Cumming

Ease Making Though

I'm quite good, though I say it myself, at making strangers feel at ease.

- Alan Cumming

Think Tied Films

Nowadays people don't know how to handle it if all the ends aren't tied up and they're not told what to think in films. And if they're challenged, they think it's something wrong with the film.

- Alan Cumming

Fan Twitter

I'm not a fan of Twitter.

- Alan Cumming

Think Here Which

For example, Americans seem reluctant to take on Shakespeare because you don't think you're very good at it - which is rubbish. You're missing out here.

- Alan Cumming

Drama Year Show

In my first year at drama school, I did this kids' show called 'Let's See.'

- Alan Cumming

Play Telling I Remember

'Macbeth' was the first play I ever read. In fact, I remember my brother Tom, who is six years older than me, coming home from school and telling me about it. He was the one that really got me going.

- Alan Cumming

Thought Play His

I started to itch to do a play again and 'Macbeth' came to the surface in my mind. I never thought I would do it in a conventional way. A sweaty Macbeth with blood on his arms coming in fresh from the battle doesn't interest me.

- Alan Cumming