The actor, 54, talks about pragmatism, near-death experiences, planting copper beech trees and how his mum was Miss Moneypenny in MI6
I was a solitary child but a happy one. I spent most of my time in the dressing-up box wearing my granny’s old dresses and high heels, and making my family watch my epic productions.
I would have been a terrible barrister. I gave myself three years to make it in acting or else take up law