Jamie Parker Quotes.
Wizarding is technical to me. When you get something that adds up to more than the sum of its parts, that feeling is magic to me. That’s a kind of alchemy.
Isn’t it a rare thing, telling hopeful stories now? I think we need more of that, to be honest.
J. K. Rowling has already got a whole generation reading.
Generally in the theatre, you spend some portion of the performance convincing people they have done the right thing in buying the ticket, that this is the play they want to watch.
I miss the generation of actors such as John Mills, where it doesn’t surprise you at all when he crops up in a film tap-dancing.
In real life, I wish I could do a Scourgify. That would just be incredible helpful, when I know the rest of the family is gong to be back in 30 seconds and I haven’t tidied up. That would be really helpful.
You’re always trying to find common ground with whatever you do, but you want to not be thinking about yourself when you’re performing a play. The job is getting yourself out of the way and letting the character go about the scenes.
For my money, all theatre should be free.
Normally, you spend the play convincing people of the world and the characters.
Theatres that are stuffed to the gunnels leave me feeling rather peaceful – that’s when things are going right. When you’re playing to 40% and trying to make the budget, it’s more difficult.
Spoilers are inevitable.
Theatre is home – I grew up doing it – and that is never going to change.
I think what I have to offer is more useful in theatre than on screen.
I think you need to be very careful of getting ‘stuck’ in musical theatre.
I think it’s harder to write about joy than pain, isn’t it?
If you are not getting people who have never been to the theatre before to come, then you are not doing your job.
I will take to my grave with me the atmosphere of the first ‘Cursed Child’ preview, because no one knew anything. Only very rarely have I been able to deploy the phrase ‘audible gasps.’
When I got the job on ‘Cursed Child,’ I was doing another show in the West End, and I was playing a part that Marlon Brando had played.
If you want to do good material and you’re lucky enough to get a chance to do it, then chances are probably somebody pretty nifty will have been there before you.