My first non-fiction book,  Advice from the Players – a compendium of advice for actors, from 26 of the biggest names in the business – was published by Nick Hern Books in September 2014. The Guardian ran this extract, too.

Paul McGann,  Antony Sher, Imogen Stubbs. Photograph: Jonathan Keenan, Guardian

Stage directions; (from left) Paul McGann says don’t go into acting half-heartedly; Antony Sher says embrace your fear; Imogen Stubbs says you can make good friends in bad productions. Photograph: Jonathan Keenan, Guardian

Read an extract from Advice from the Players on The Guardian website