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Acting is like taking your trousers off in front of a room full of people you don't know.

Kate Beckinsale, actress, GQ There's no question that it's a special skill to get into character as a vampire. The first requirement is to have a passionate desire for blood, then make sure that the money is good and the hours are not too long.

Al Lewis, who played Grandpa in the Sixties TV series The Munsters, Rolling Stone The band are pleasant young men with whom he gets on well, despite the fact that they are all around 10 years older than him.

Maureen Oakes, mother of Richard, 18-year-old guitarist with Suede, Guardian I don't want the money, I just want my name in brackets.

Noel Gallagher, songwriter with Oasis, rock's flavour of the month, Mojo I've combined two of Australia's greatest pastimes: sport and taking the piss.

Billy Birmingham, comedian who specialises in mimicking cricket commentators, Guardian You hear David Mellor talking about football on Radio 5 and he doesn't sound like a football fan - he sounds like a politician.

Frank Skinner, comedian and host of Fantasy Football League, GQ