Those are the very words he used to describe his charismatic character in the BBC’s sexually charged new Sunday night drama, Apple Tree Yard.
Ben, 47, plays the mysterious and adulterous Mark Costley.
So you make slightly inappropriate jokes and you get through it as quickly as possible.
I’ve definitely kissed less attractive people so it was perfectly pleasant.
” He supports the theory expressed by Cat’s therapist that music attracts sociopaths who can connect through their instruments while playing.
Kerslake, by contrast, has a wonderful openness as the songwriter – giving you increasingly extended indications of the trauma behind her brandy-and-valium habit.
He says that that “she had a vague idea which gave me a bigger idea”; she says he rearranged her musical ideas so that they sounded like his old songs and then stole the recognition. Tired old prejudices are lobbed around – such as that women lack the “detachment” to write a classic song or that men have greater technical expertise rather than the grubbier advantage of being “better bullshitters”.
Now if you want more of Billy go check out an earlier post we wrote about him: Billy Crudup Underwear & Watchmen Blue Balls. Given his gay roles, is our Ben gay or straight in real life? And, according to Google, he’s been dating girlfriend Rocio Oliver since 2009.Authenticity is important to her because she always felt a bit of a fraud with her father, a musician whose career collapsed in failure. There are some tantalising glimpses of writer and producer working together in the studio.They show the improvisatory nature of collaboration and the difficulties of establishing precisely who contributed what.Two practitioners are seen in conversation with their respective therapists – later also with their lawyers.All the various, sparely suggested locations – recording studio, consulting room etc – are on stage at the same which the gives the play a marvellous fluidity and allows for an ironic counterpoint between these confabs.