The 5-Minute Interview: Nick Love , Film director

'I have a bad boy reputation but my life is moving away from that'
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The man behind 'The Football Factory' and 'The Business' also wrote and directed 'Outlaw', which is now available on DVD. Love, 42, is planning a film adaptation of the Seventies cop show 'The Sweeney'.

If I weren't talking to you right now I'd be ...

Digging vegetables, probably. I moved to Gloucester and it's been amazing. I had to learn to cook for myself. We inherited a great big vegetable garden with the house. It's full of asparagus. It's a joy. It's the polar opposite of what people imagine I do.

A phrase I use far too often ...

"Know what I mean?"

I wish people would take more notice of ...

The world: the fact that we didn't want to go to war. And of me: my gentle side.

A common misperception of me is...

I've got a reputation for doing a certain type of film: lads' movies that glamorise violence. The more my reputation as a bad boy grows, the more my life moves away from that.

The most surprising thing that has happened to me is that...

I'm happy. Two things revolutionised life: moving to the countryside and falling in love.

I am not a politician but if I were, I would change...

This sounds really hokey but I think Buddhism is the only religion that is genuinely peaceful so I'd try to promote it in a contemporary society.

I'm good at ...

Getting people interested.

I'm very bad at ...

Admitting defeat.

In a nutshell, my philosophy is this:

I don't want to die with regrets. I like living and experiencing, and feeling the whole lot.

Alice-Azania Jarvis

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