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Saturday 24 Sep 11

i went, I chatted, I didn't conquer

emmy schmemmy

Tuesday 20 Sep 11

I just got home from the Emmys. It was a hilarious evening. I sort of compare it to Christmas or Thanksgiving: You all meet up in LA, see people you only see at that time of the year, party it up like crazy and also get lots of presents, though sadly not, in my case, an award. But I am so happy for Peter Dinklage who won my category. I think he is brilliant and it couldn't have hapened to a nicer person. He is in one of my favourite films in the whole world, The Station Agent.

I also loved the range of insane reactions to my Jean-Paul Gaultier outfit. Either adulation or horror. I like that.

Here I am with Scott Westerfield, the author of the Leviathan trilogy about the third instalment, Goliath, and then an interview I did in LA at the GBK Gifting Lounge.


Wednesday 14 Sep 11

I am off to the Emmys this weekend. I was just trying to explain to someone the horror of winning. Of course it is also lovely. I mean, you've won. Duh. The horror part is the getting up in front of literally millions of people and having to speak whilst you are in a state of high anxiety and emotion. It's awful. I am already having nightmares about it. Really. And the fact that I am an actor does not help much. There is no rehearsal, you have to write the script, you're not in a good state physically or mentally when it happens. I almost wish it wouldn't. Almost.

There is good swag and parties though.

Below is  a wee film I made. The soundtrack is the version of That's Life I did for the movie Burlesque that ended on the cutting room floor, or the DVD extra, whichever way you look at it.