"Never underestimate how much the British yearn to work in Hollywood. It's not like, 'Oh darling, we just do it 'cause we're slumming'. That's a load of balls because most people, if they were given a play or a part in a Hollywood movie, would jump at it and they'd say, 'You can stick Polonius (character in Shakespeare's Hamlet) straight up your a**e'." Timothy Spall dismisses the myth that British thespians would rather appear onstage than in a Hollywood movie.