LOVE AND DREAMS
◆ My first love is theatre but I’ve enjoyed working on many different TV projects over the years. Cranford was probably my absolute favourite but doing Doc Martin is so much fun. To be paid to stay in Cornwall makes it a very lovely job.
◆ I’ve lived in London my whole life. I never thought of relocating to Hollywood – I hate Los Angeles. I had a dream of living in Cornwall, but this way of doing it, living in Cornwall for four months while we are filming Doc Martin, suits me so much more.
◆ Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and I were all born in the same year. I do see both of them sometimes and I wish I’d worked with them more often because they are both huge fun.
◆ When I’m not busy working I enjoy walking. I find it a great way to relax and unwind.