IF YOU watched the Baftas recently you'll have seen Daniel Day-Lewis picking up the Best Actor trophy for his performance as Abraham Lincoln, a role he immersed himself in so much it's said he stayed firmly in character even off-set.
But it's not a method shared by award-winning Cardiff-born actor Bob Kingdom, which is probably for the best considering some of the real-life legends he's transformed himself in to on stage over the years.
"I'd heard that while he's shooting a particular film Daniel insists that everyone calls him only by his character's name, but I don't have any truck with that," says the actor, famed for his unerringly accurate portrayal of the likes of heavy boozing Swansea bard Dylan Thomas and infamous FBI big wig - and alleged cross-dresser - J Edgar Hoover.
"But that's all just affectation, I'm nothing like that. For me the thrill is in …