The 44-year-old actor has played a host of larger than life characters during his movie career, such as Ali G, Borat, Bruno and The DICtator. He is father to three children with his wife Isla, who admits it can be scary for their brood when he doesn't leave his alter-egos on set.

"Of course he brings it home," Isla said during an interview on British morning show Lorraine on Monday (22Feb16). "It's hard to drop the act after doing a full day on set, and obviously the kids got very confused when they were tiny because the DICtator would be holding Elula (daughter) - it was very amusing.

"You do live with them (his characters) - you live with the handlebar moustaches, the mohawks, the costumes, you live with everything."

Sacha's latest film Grimsby sees him star as football fan turned spy Nobby. Isla also appears in the film, and shooting with her other half was certainly something she won't forget in a hurry.

"This is the first time we've worked together," she admitted. "He's such a perfectionist - he'll do everything and anything to get the best joke possible into the movie so it was definitely inspirational. He's so funny on set.

"It was a lot of fun. We went to Cape Town, we shot in London and we brought the kids - it was like we were a family travelling circus, it was a lot of fun."

The family currently live in Los Angeles but work sees them travel the globe. They have strong connections to London, however, and they are hoping to move back to the English capital at some point in the future.

"We live in LA but we are here (London) a lot of the time seeing our family and hopefully we'd love to come back here, but at the moment with work being the way it is it's just sort of ended up that we are in LA which is nice... it's sunny and you know! But home is always home," she said.