Timothy Spall: Interview in the Guardian ‘the brutal, sinister world of my comedy heroes.
There is an inescapable normality that pops up just as you are reaching for something profound. “What I particularly wanted to get across in Stanley, A Man of Variety was this massive feeling I have about what it was really like to grow up in the postwar era. The point is, without wanting to get too intellectual about it, beyond all this affability there is a disquieting side. In fact, all the jolliness is underpinned by it.”