Your birthright was to die! As a child, cast out onto a frozen rock.
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It’s bloody annoying being shy; I’ll spend a whole evening at a party asking everyone else about themselves. I’m not being self-deprecating; it’s because I am too shy to talk about myself. So people come away from the evening actually having nothing learnt about me.
Heath’s the best actor I’ve ever worked with. Coming off The Brothers Grimm, which wasn’t particularly well-received, I remember telling people about him. ‘Heath Ledger, you mean the guy from A Knight’s Tale?’ they would say. I’d tell them, ‘No, you wait!’ And then he did Brokeback Mountain and The Dark Knight. People just got a glimpse of what he was going to do. He was so full of life. I don’t think I’ll ever get over that, nor will anybody who knew him. He was a miracle of a man.
"In order to sustain the character of Guy you have to find conflict within him," he said. "He’s constantly pulled between good and evil, between who he really wants to be and who he actually is. He could have been a good man, but he is forever dragged down by his fatal flaw – that he wants glory at all costs.”
What happened next was the most uplifting experience of my journey so far. I was invited by a young family into their home…The father is calm and quiet, with an open, handsome face, while the mother is shy, her skin radiant, and a smile that could launch a thousand ships. Her children are well behaved, quiet and curious.[x]
Elijah Wood in New Zealand as photographed by Ian McKellen