On fictionalising famous people

"Turner had to make a cup of tea, Turner had to kiss someone… just as Karl Rove had to kiss someone… if he was lucky. Or pick up a pen… or, you know, operate a mouse… I mean a computer mouse. All of those things, he has to do, but no-one has the first idea how he does them."

- the actor Toby Young on playing a real person (in this case, the painter Turner, but previously Young has played Karl Rove), 07:44 on Tues 11 January 2011, Today programme on BBC Radio 4