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I would have loved to have been a footballer like my great uncle Matt Busby, but I knew quite early on that I wasn't going to make the grade. Luckily I was told by the age of 13 that I wasn't good enough. That's not a bad thing. You see this 'X Factor' generation of kids now who don't accept that they're not good enough.

I would have loved to have been a footballer like my great uncle Matt Busby, but I knew quite early on that I wasn't going to make the grade. Luckily I was told by the age of 13 that I wasn't good enough. That's not a bad thing. You see this 'X Factor' generation of kids now who don't accept that they're not good enough.

Am I a household name? I still can't get my head around that. ---->>>

I had to escape the destruction of my father's bankruptcy and all that difficulty. ---->>>

You can't be a casual observer of something humorous - you have to engage, you have to find it funny for the relationship between actor and audience to work. ---->>>

I think great humor lies in playing the truth of a situation. I see myself as a performer and that applies to a Greek drama or a modern comedy.

I think great humor lies in playing the truth of a situation. I see myself as a performer and that applies to a Greek drama or a modern comedy.

I took a gamble in becoming an actor and my dream job has been realised. ---->>>

You get a lot of people requesting photographs but I tend to keep myself to myself, pull my cap down. ---->>>

I left school at 16 but I wish I'd gone to university - I think I would have studied English literature. I had a knack for that. But I don't think you have the kind of wisdom at 16 to make that decision. ---->>>

I think with Sky and BBC Three and Channel 4, there are some great television platforms, and the stand-up movement in this country is phenomenal. It's like rock n' roll here. Britain's a funny place and there's a lot of funny people coming out of there and a lot of people are finding mediums to express themselves. ---->>>

I'm going to be 50 soon. I'm single, I'm looking for something meaningful. By the time you've been single for quite a long time, you can get quite specific about what you can and can't put up with. ---->>>

Sometimes I think I missed out on things like travelling. I'd have been terrified of missing an audition. I didn't start a family because that's not something I take lightly. Acting meant so much to me. ---->>>

My dad was a master butcher and I trained to be a butcher when I left school. I didn't enjoy it at the time but I love cooking now, so perhaps I would have been a chef. ---->>>

I see myself as a performer and that applies to a Greek drama or a modern comedy. ---->>>

If this TV success had come in my twenties and I'd become a heart-throb, I would have been very stupid. I would have got into a lot of situations that I really wished I hadn't. ---->>>

I can pretty much say all of us know when 'Downton' is going to end. This is a show with a finite life. ---->>>

I'd seen a play of 'Richard III' in Coventry when I was 15, which sowed the seeds that you could act for a living. ---->>>

I'm single, I'm looking for something meaningful. ---->>>

Acting meant so much to me. ---->>>

Britain's a funny place and there's a lot of funny people coming out of there and a lot of people are finding mediums to express themselves. ---->>>

By the time you've been single for quite a long time, you can get quite specific about what you can and can't put up with. ---->>>

I think great humor lies in playing the truth of a situation. ---->>>

I'm more rooted in new plays and new writing. ---->>>

It's not something that's at the forefront of my mind, but I think I'd regret it if I didn't have children. ---->>>

The qualities I am looking for in Miss Right are intelligence and humour. ---->>>

When I was in my 30s, I was at the end of a long-term relationship and going through a very hard time. I'd had about 15 different addresses and a series of relationships. I thought, 'It's time to have a look at yourself.' ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: British
Born: 12-02, 1963
Birthplace: Corby, Northamptonshire, England
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Occupation: Actor
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Brendan Coyle (born David Coyle; 2 December 1963) is a British actor. He won the Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role for The Weir in 1999. He also played Nicholas Higgins in the miniseries North & South, Robert Timmins in the first three series of Lark Rise to Candleford, and more recently Mr Bates, the valet, in Downton Abbey, which earned him a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and a BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actor (wikipedia)