Have you been to Comic-con before?
Yes, I have. Bizarrely, it was for the DVD release of Look Around You, the blockbuster BBC eight-to-10-minute-episode cult series that is beloved by its small but loyal bunch of followers. We did a panel and there wasn’t far off a thousand people there. I was just surprised that a thousand people ever even watched it.
What brings you here?
The Tick. It’s a show for Amazon and it’s created by Ben Edlund, and I play The Tick. He’s a blue superhero, and it was a comic-book, a cartoon series and a live-action series a few years ago starring Patrick Warburton. They were quite big shoes to fill. No, they were quite uncomfortable shoes to fill.
Who’s the most famous person you’ve crossed paths with so far?
I just bumped into Alfie Allen. Probably 20 years ago we worked together when he was 10. We did a pilot that was written by Matt Lucas, David Walliams and Robert Popper called You Are Here.
I haven’t seen him since, except on screen. I’m a huge Game Of Thrones fan. We filmed this thing up in the Lake District and I taught him how to do a Michael Caine impression. I just got his number now and I can’t wait to catch up with him later on. It’s always good to see one of my pupils doing so well.
Which of your characters is biggest at Comic-con?
I guess it’s The Tick. Otherwise, Darth Maul is still probably the one. Star Wars, despite my really miniscule involvement in that, still lingers.
Marvel or DC?
Marvel. Why? Fuck you! None of your business!
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The Tick (Peter Serafinowicz) fails his driving test.