David Attenborough

My hero as a kid was David Attenborough. I was brought up on him. But he’s everybody’s hero, isn’t he ? Have I seen Once More Into The Termite Mound ? No, I haven’t. But apart from David Attenborough, I didn’t really have heroes as a kid. I think I had more heroes when I was older, after 20.
Before 20, I didn’t need people so much, or I wasn’t conscious of it. But after 20, I needed people to identify with. Of course, really, everybody’s biggest heroes are their best friends, and the people who’ve helped you with your work.

New Musical Express, 26 february 1994