Date of Birth 10 July 1970, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, UK
Height 5′ 9″ (1.75 m)
Kate Magowan (April 2004 – present) (2 children)
I think I can be closed in. I can close this outer shell, cut myself off and be quite cold. I can cut other people off if I need to. I don’t think I’m angry, though… Maybe my wife would disagree.
I love Manchester. I always have, ever since I was a kid, and I go back as much as I can. Manchester’s my spiritual home. I’ve been in London for 22 years now but Manchester’s the only other place, I think, in the country that I could live.
I can’t watch shows like The X Factor (2004), for instance. I just squirm for the people involved, for the way they’re being used. It’s the cruellest, most ridiculous show on television. It’s ruined music, ruined everything.
You never undertake a project because you think other people will like it – because that way lies madness – but rather because you believe in it.