Richard Roxburgh
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"Richard Roxburgh" is an Australian actor who has starred in many Australian films and television series and has appeared in supporting roles in a number of Cinema of the United States/Hollywood productions, usually as villains.

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If you're playing a villain, you like to have a rationale. Why is this person behaving in that way? It can't just be 'I'm going to kill them all, I want to take over the world!' Because then your character becomes a functionary, the hero's opposition and nothing else.

You have to sort of see the way that the character behaves, and what the character says and does, and claim it in the same way that you claim anything, really.

My most difficult thing so far, to be brutally honest, has been to waltz as if I knew what I was doing.

I have to say. I kind of love all that stuff - those physical challenges. I guess there will come a time when I'll get sick of it but at this stage, I just like it all.

I have absolutely no dance background at all. Nor a singing background. People, for some reason, think I can. And I don't know why that is. I sort intoned in Moulin Rouge, through facial hair and buck-teeth, but I don't really call it singing.

This is an area you always need to address when you're dealing with Dracula is the fact that there is something kind of attractive in his darkness - which there isn't in other horror characters.

Dancing with Kate Beckinsale made me very excited.

I'm really keen to go back and do some theatre, but I can't afford to at the moment because we're getting married in September. And then I'm hoping to direct a film at the end of this year, and that means a year of your life without pay.

I don't really have preferred roles except those with some complexity.