So much of what happens to Amanda and Elyot, and to couples, certainly to me and my wife, is that, whenever you have a row, you say things you don't mean because you don't have time to think.[on his role as Darcy] All the Bennets were having a great time; it was all very cosy.Then I'd come along and be a bit sullen for a couple of days and then f--- off again!To somebody like Darcy, it would have been a big deal for him to get over this difference in their status, and to be able to say to Lizzie that he loved her.We would think it was incredibly snobbish and elitist, but it wasn't for him.You think of all those rich, fabulous, fruity voices - the Gambons and Mc Kellens - and they are all from years of... I still miss it.[on being likened to a Moonin] I like Moomins. My little boy examines which bowl I've given him to eat his Weetabix out of. She falls in love with him and he doesn't see it, and that's the love story that goes through the whole piece.It's a wonderful Dickens potboiler, apart from anything else.
She and Macfadyen married 18 months later and live with their three children in east London.Maybe it's because I have a very unstructured life: half the time I do nothing and then I'll work 13 hours a day.Or maybe it's the fact that if I gave into watching daytime telly, I'd never stop.Darcy for Pride and Prejudice:] I find Darcy very sympathetic, I find it heartbreaking that he's seen as very haughty and proud - and he is those things - but he's a young man who is still grieving for his parents.He's from an ancient family and has this huge responsibility, but it seemed to me that he's still trying to work out who he is and how to be in the world.