Did You Know?
Bad movies are a real education because you say "look at that, what was that close up, those two shots don't match! That performance was so bad, why did that guy do that? I would never do that!" And so in a sense while you're watching something that's really awful, you're playing along and reviewing it and saying "No, I wouldn't have done it that way, this way's much better".
On graduation from high school, found a 'respectable' job as a chief clerk in a bank, but it was too boring for him. Over time, played guitar and bass with a succession of local groups, among them the East End Blues Band. Broke into acting later on.