“As a kid, I used to dress up all the time. I watched Batman on the TV and then searched out my mother’s wide ’60s patent leather belt. I took it, stuck cigarette packets on it, painted it yellow and turned it into a utility belt. Of course, these days, I make a living by pretending to be someone else. And that’s the fun of it - you’re using your imagination and dressing up like a kid playing. And costume is so important for an actor. It absolutely helps to get into character; it’s the closest thing to you, it touches you. Some actors like to go into make-up and then put their clothes on, but I like to dress first; that’s my routine.