Gwilym Lee Quotes.
At drama school, a casting director asked the class to walk round the room one at a time, and we had to imagine who they might be. The two before me were described as a doctor and a businessman, but when it came to me, they said homeless person. That was when I thought I’d better do something about my appearance!
Obviously Gwilym is a very Welsh name! My father is from Maesteg, and my mother’s from Abergavenny.
I don’t have a car – I have a beautiful Pinarello bike.
You can never… any job you do, you can never think about the bigger picture.
All we’re in control of is what we do day to day on set and how we prepare to do our job each day.
When you play guest parts, you play your story in a very urgent kind of way.
It’s funny because when you’re a Welshman living in England, you always get the mickey taken out of you for being Welsh, and then when you go to Wales with an English accent because you were born in Bristol and grew up in Birmingham, they say you’re English. You can never win.
I’m a policeman on television but an absolute wuss in real life.
Yes, I love going to fittings and talking about the history of a costume. For ‘Versailles,’ a play set in 1919, the costume designer told me that pocket squares had just been introduced. The tango was becoming fashionable in London, and dancers used them to mop their brows. I love to learn fascinating stuff like that.
When I get a job, I buy one really nice thing to have something to show for it.
I’m a hoarder.
I want to keep doing interesting work with interesting people in whatever form that may take, but I want to play the big parts of classical theatre; I want to go on stage and play great Shakespearean roles and, at the same time, do amazing, challenging indie films and comedy, and I want to do it all. I am greedy.
I was an annoying schoolboy, always getting into scraps.
I’m very keen on outdoor things, lots of running and cycling.