Martin Shaw Quotes.
The only thing is worrying about sleeping. If I have to be up early I worry about being able to get to sleep.
It would be nice to be a professional pilot. I’m an amateur pilot at the moment. I’ve got a lot of friends in the RAF and I don’t think I’ve ever met a group of people who love their job as much as they do.
I tend to get starstruck with sports people. I was on a chat show with retired Scottish footballer Denis Law and I just lost it and couldn’t talk to him.
If someone opens a glorious Scotch or a bottle of wine, it’s no more than a whimsy, but after nearly 40 years I’m used to it. I don’t find it difficult not being drunk when other people are, but I get uncomfortable because they’re uncomfortable with where I am.
I hate the standard of stupid and selfish driving we have in this country. We are the worst I’ve come across.
Be a vegetarian. That was the best advice I ever took. It means I’m not involved in killing, that’s the main thing.
I don’t live in London – I’m based in Norfolk and have a place in Scotland.
There have been two [career highlights]. Waking up in New York to hear I’d been nominated for Best Actor for a Tony Award on Broadway, for An Ideal Husband. The other one was waking up the morning after the opening night of A Man For All Seasons and reading the reviews.
It sounds very pretentious, but I don’t lie. It’s too uncomfortable. A lot of people think because you’re an actor that makes you a good liar, but one of the things I can’t articulate is a bad lie.
If I won the lottery,I would love to buy an airfield and populate it with enthusiasts like myself, and old airplanes.