Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Best of British: Michael Socha

MichaelSocha.jpg

Michael Socha

24, actor

(Image: David Venni)

What was the standout moment for you last year?

I think once I knew I was coming back for another series of Being Human on BBC Three, I realised that 2011 was quite a good year for me. I’m not just going for little guest parts any more — I’m in a whole series of something that’s already well-established. I did This Is England ’88, but I didn’t have that much to do this time — although I thoroughly enjoyed doing it.

What are you most looking forward to in 2012?

As of now, it’s real — I’m an actor. About two years ago I was taking acting as seriously as I am now, but not getting anywhere. This year… well, you never know, do you?

Do you have a new year’s resolution?

Smoking. I always give up smoking, but I can never do it. If I say I’ll only smoke 10 tomorrow, I’ll smoke 20. I used to do a workshop where they did all that Derren Brown stuff where they hypnotise you, but they couldn’t do it to me. I’m too sceptical. I tell you what, my resolution is to stop making resolutions.

What do you want to achieve in 2012?

Quit smoking. F*cking hell, I hate these, I’m not quick enough. I don’t have an answer for everything. Settle down with a good girl. It’s about time now — I’ve been single for a bit. Get myself back down living in London as well.

Do you think British acting and television are breaking new boundaries?

Yeah, I love raw English TV and films. I can’t watch films unless I believe them. I love realistic, raw, hard productions, and this new wave of tough, gritty stuff we’ve been making is terrific.

Related

TomHiddleston.jpg

Best of British: Tom Hiddleston

CraigRoberts.jpg

Best of British: Craig Roberts

FredMachpherson.jpg

Best of British: Fred Macpherson

Comments

More

This Harvard student dropped a rap album as his final dissertation

Now I feel like a mug for writing a 20,000-word essay

by Gary Ogden
22 May 2017

UK music festivals are going to start testing your drugs for purity

It has the potential to save lives

by Gary Ogden
22 May 2017

Anthony Joshua wants to fight on the Mayweather-McGregor undercard

The big showdown just got bigger

by Dave Fawbert
22 May 2017

We met the stars of 'Charlie bit my finger' 10 years on

What is it like to know you've peaked as a human before you're even out of nappies?

by Sam Musguin-Rowe
22 May 2017

"I won": Why Face Off is Breaking Bad’s greatest episode

It's over. Stop making television. This is it

by Ralph Jones
22 May 2017

Power and Pain: The incredible loneliness of being superhumanly strong

What drives a person to gain super strength? We travel with strongman Laurence Shahlaei to find out...

by Matt Blake
19 May 2017

The 7 most important UK festival sets of the millennium

The musical moments in a field that changed everything

by David Hillier
19 May 2017

Harry Styles’ Carpool Karaoke with James Corden is an utter joy

He's joined the likes of Elton John and Adele in appearing on it alone

by Joe Ellison
19 May 2017

'Master of None' season two is a masterpiece of modern masculinity

Right now, there is no better show out there about being a man in 2017

by Dan Dalton
19 May 2017

These modern albums redesigned with retro covers are glorious

We wish these were the real thing

by Dave Fawbert
19 May 2017