“Glamour is a trap if you go just for that. It does not develop the ability. At first when one starts acting one is really searching for an identity. Work is really the sole means of an education. I don’t mean by that either you or I were not educated properly when we were at school. But perhaps the real knowledge that we have came afterwards, through our work.
“When that realisation comes to an actor he has reached the crossroads. Either he becomes an actor of ego, or a worker.”
Paul Scoield (quoted in Garry O’Connor, Paul Scofield: An Actor for All Seasons)