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[on being straight but playing Freddie Mercury and other gay characters] Many of my friends have fallen in love with people of both genders. I have...whatever 'love' means. I feel like I'm in love with my best mate. Ultimately, what difference does it make that somebody is making love to someone of a different gender than you? There is no rational way of starting that argument.
He is of mixed heritage. His mother was born in Singapore but is of Indian Tamil origin. In the 1950s when she was in her teens, with her family, they drove from Tamil Nadu, India to United Kingdom. Their journey is documented in The Times archive. His father is English, with Welsh and Scottish ancestry. He also has family in Spain. He speaks conversational Spanish.