Handsome British actor Joseph Fiennes finds pre-stage nerves help him to concentrate - and believes theatre work is the OLYMPIC GAMES of acting.

The Sinbad: LEGEND OF THE SEVEN SEAS voice artist loves performing on stage, but admits that despite nearly 10 years in the business he is still plagued by first night fears.

Joseph defines the useful jitters as those "which sharpen the muscle and concentration. Wrong jitters are like you can't walk, your legs are shaking and you're sick".

The KILLING ME SOFTLY hunk adds, "Classic for an actor is like Olympic Games for an athlete. It requires dedication, understanding, practice. It is a great experience."

24/07/2003 13:27