Peter Capaldi as Samuel Kent

DOES Peter Capaldi watch himself on TV?

“I don’t really have a hard and fast rule about it,” he replied.

“I’m always disappointed, anyway. I always look much worse.”

We met in March for a small round table interview high above the South Bank in London.

When Peter was both charming and gracious.

Which just goes to show what a good actor he is when tackling roles like The Thick Of It’s Malcolm Tucker.

He stars this Easter weekend in a new two-hour ITV1 drama.

My feature is in today’s Manchester Evening News and below, along with a few extras.