The 5-minute Interview: Paul Andrew Williams, Writer and director

'People think I'm good at making love. I'm just good at faking it'
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Williams, 34, is best known for his thriller 'London to Brighton'. His latest work, 'The Cottage', is a comic horror movie.

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

Where I am now – in my office in Soho, London.

A phrase I use too often ...

"I'm too tired". I'm always tired. Recently I travelled and I wrote a lot, and now I'm a father too.

I wish people would take more notice of ...

What's happening to this country. The Government is extremely out of touch. Younger people are losing respect and hope.

The most surprising thing that happened to me ...

Rufus, my child. He was born last October.

A common misperception of me is ...

I'm skinny. My shirt covers the truth. Another is that I'm good at making love. I'm good at faking it.

I am not a politician but ...

I would take a long look at the individuals to understand what to do with a large section of society.

I'm good at ...

Being as truthful as possible in my films.

I'm very bad at ...

Keeping an eye on money.

The ideal night out is ...

Playing five-a-side with friends, then a ruthless, sleepless night, and making love when I get home.

In moments of weakness I ...

Am self-obsessed and tearful.

You know me as a director but in a truer life I'd have been ...

Poorer and trying to be a director.

The best age to be is ...

Twenty. When I was a teenager I had cancer but in my twenties everything went brilliantly.

In a nutshell, my philosophy is this ...

It is possible to produce quality cinema in an era of soaring costs and decreasing revenues for artists. Money can buy you ease but can't buy you the magic touch.

Riccardo Ghia

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