We’re not those characters, we’re not like that, even though I say I’m a bit like Gavin, they are really separate characters. You only use yourself as a starting off point, and also there are technical demands where the hero of a script has to do certain things so you have to fulfill those.
I do sometimes get myself into terrible pickles about everything and anything, though, I’m so neurotic, and life to me is like a complete assault course - going to the bank, or post office, being in a hotel - nothing goes right. The scene with me freaking out when the bank is closed must be like most people in the audience have felt too. Everybody’s been in that position.”
Peter: A girl once came to my beery flat in Kensal Green, opened the blinds and cooked me breakfast. I married her.”