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I didnt much like Las Vegas. The noise of the place and the whole 24-hour, lets play the slot machines all night culture of the place just left me cold.
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My best friends are still the ones I first attached myself to when I went to school because, all of a sudden, I was leaving the rather pampered and occasionally very annoying world of having three older sisters to go to a male-dominated world.

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I went to India with UNICEF in connection with Manchester United to raise money for children's education.

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Brain surgery is a fairly aggressive process. There's a lot to get through. There's the beautiful, delicate shaving first, which is really lovely. There's a wonderful ceremony of putting all the covers on, so only the little bit you're operating on is revealed. But once they make the incision and tear the skin back, the drill comes out.

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Brain surgeons are dealing with the very last thread of life, and they have to be very confident, but I think they tend to remember their failures rather than their successes, and that must be very hard. Who do you share that failure with? That's why their personal lives are often disastrous.

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Acting was a godsend. I found myself because I loved acting.

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Actually, I played Pontius Pilate as nice. An actor spends his life thinking he is Christ, and then he gets to play the character that killed him.

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As fabulous as technology is, it can also make us very anxious.

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As I told Piers Morgan, 'Catholics have confession, whereas Northern Irish Protestants only have interviews.'

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I don't know a single person who doesn't regret the things that they did to hurt their parents, or the things they didn't say to them.

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I get an awful lot of people coming up and saying they went to school with me. There must have been 80,000 pupils at that school!

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I loved my time growing up in Northern Ireland doing youth drama, that is where it all began for me.

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I spend an awful lot of time by myself and enjoy that.

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I started a French degree at university, but packed it in when I realised I really wanted to be an actor.

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My wife would say I'm more Hyde than Jekyll!

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People love watching medical dramas - they also love watching documentaries about the workings of the brain.

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Something about theatre perhaps scared me.

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Supporting drama for young people is close to my heart.

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When people say, 'You're perceived as a sex symbol,' I love the idea of that because it's so absurd.

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I didn't much like Las Vegas. The noise of the place and the whole 24-hour, 'let's play the slot machines all night' culture of the place just left me cold.

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There's some irony in playing a journalist after some of the stuff that has been written about me, but it's a great profession, particularly investigative journalism.

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I think often there is great rivalry between neurosurgeons and cardiac surgeons. I think I maybe have a bit of bias with neurosurgeons' opinion that nothing tops neurosurgery! But that makes for a quite interesting conflict between the two.

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I'm increasingly realising our consciousness and subconsciousness are extremely different, and our subconsciousness motivates us, but so far, I don't know what drove or motivates me.

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Theatres, along with the likes of the Ulster Orchestra, for example, are the cultural heartbeats of our towns and cities, and without them, we are much poorer for it.

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We have to get behind the scientists and push for a dementia breakthrough. It could be that we fear dementia out of a sense of hopelessness, but there is hope, and it rests in the hands of our scientists.

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What I discovered all over Ireland is that people living simple lives by the sea or in the remote countryside seem a lot calmer than city folk with their iPads and their Android phones.

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Martin Freeman as [Bilbo] is just a revelation.

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