Smile Quotes ByBen Chaplin

When you arrive in   L.A. as an Englishman, you might as well be on the moon. People just don't   understand you if you speak too fast, and most people there think you're   Australian. Ordering was incredibly complicated. I was speechless.

Being an actor is   well paid, but it's a bit like being a circus traveler.

I like clothes   that are simple and preferably cheap unless I'm being given it for free.

I care about all   the characters I play, and I get quite defensive about them.

When I first left   drama school, I was too posh for the working-class parts and not posh enough   for the upper-class roles. You know what England is like: the gradations of   accent and how you're judged by them are still there. I discovered that to   get a break you have to lie about where you're from.