I've lived in Los Angeles for eight years Who'd have thought it? But I love it. You can be anyone you want in LA: the person who goes out drinking until four o'clock in the morning; the one that goes trekking in the hills; the beach bum. People think it's a very shallow place, but there is actually so much more to it than that. You just have to find it.
I miss the British seasons Well, sort of. My favourite season is autumn, and I love walking through woods. But you do get used to waking up to blue California skies every day, to warmth and sunshine.
I think I always wanted to be an actor I'm the oldest of four children, and when I was young, I used to get the blackboard out and make my brothers and sisters sit in front of me while I taught class. They all thought I wanted to be a teacher, but I didn't. I was impersonating my teachers.
I used to love watching dad on television and always thought he [the comedian Jasper Carrott] was very funny. I have a memory of watching him on TV, waving at him, and getting very upset when he didn't wave back.
'The Office' changed my life Before Ricky Gervais came along, I was a jobbing actress, and perfectly content if a little unfulfilled: I'd just done an advert for Imodium. That year, 1999, I auditioned for four parts. The Office was the only one I got. What its success gave me was freedom of choice.
You should never Google yourself The internet is full of half-truths, lies. I read online that I turned down In Her Shoes because I didn't want to be Cameron Diaz's "fat, ugly sister". Not true. I auditioned for the part but didn't get it. And Cameron Diaz, contrary to what you hear about a lot of A-listers, was unbelievably nice to me.
I've just written a TV pilot Me! Somebody who never even kept a diary! I was so thrilled, I wanted somebody to cheer me.
I've been anorexic for many years now but I only became bulimic shortly after my marriage ended [last year]. It was quite shocking how quickly it took a hold of me. There's been a lot of speculation about my weight [in the media] over the years, and lots of inaccurate things written about me. That's fine, but I'm talking about it now because I want the truth out there.
For a long time, I thought I was just weak-willed but now I know that it's essentially an addiction. I'm learning how to live my life with kindness and grace, and no one can make me feel ashamed of myself any more.
I have been in recovery for just over a year I've been attending Overeaters Anonymous, and haven't binged or purged myself in 12 months. I hope there might be some message of hope for others in this.
Lucy Davis stars in 'Some Guy who Kills People', which is out on DVD and for download nowReuse content