Neil Jackson Quotes.
I do yoga and weights, mainly. I still box. I box once a week, but I don’t get punched in the face anymore. I just hit the bags now. I’m done with that competitive side of it.
I get inspired with passion, I think. I get inspired by people who are just passionate, and it doesn’t matter what they do or what they’re passionate about.
Being an actor, you can get spoilt a little bit: car services come and pick you up, you get put up in nice hotels, people fetch you coffee, and so on. It is wonderful, but you can get lost in that world pretty quickly and start believing that it is real life.
It’s funny – when I first started as an actor, obviously there were long periods of being idle and all you want to do is work. So if I ever get the compulsion to feel like I should complain or feel like I want to take a break, I just remember how I was before and be very grateful for it.
I love stories – devising them, writing them, reading them, watching them, being a part of them.
When I was eight, my mum found me humming to myself and scribbling on a scrap of paper. When she asked me what I was doing, I got shy. I was writing a Christmas song, and I had never shared my music with anyone before. Reluctantly, I sang it for her… and she loved it. Of course she did – she’s my mum.
I’d like to be an inventor, as they look at the world in a different way and find solutions for making it better.
When I was a young kid, the best stuff on television was always the BBC period dramas – it was what we sat down as a family to watch and what people talked about and looked forward to.
I think people are always going to be fascinated about the haves and have nots – about the divide between the servants and the rich families upstairs.
I stay healthy – I mean, I’ve got a sports background and an athletic background. I was in competitive sports since the age of five. I was a personal trainer before I was an actor and a personal trainer for the first few years while I was acting and getting my thesis.
We live in such a consumer-based world. Everything we do, someone else has provided for us, so there is something really empowering about knowing that once I have found the right pieces of wood, I can start a fire and keep myself warm and skin an animal to eat and make its skin into leather.
I’ve played a lot of villains. The villains are always fun because you can just go fractionally bigger than life. It’s always a grey area because you don’t want to end up mustache-twirling and making them a little false, but you always get to play a little more, whereas the lead guy has to be a little more straight.