"…I did not get into drama school. They basically said, ‘You’re too big. Your eyebrows are too active. Your face expresses too much.’ Let’s put it this way, I was slightly larger than life, probably, in my Shakespearean - I didn’t know anything about Shakespeare, anything about acting, I just…
I mean, I just fancied being an actor.
So I applied to drama school, and of course, me being me, I decided to apply to RADA. And I was… off their ra-dar very quickly.”
— When Peter Capaldi Met John Byrne (2011)