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Nesbitt: It's a role I'd Kyll for.

Byline: By LYNNE KELLEHER

JIMMY Nesbitt has revealed he relished starring in the new version of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

He said he was thrilled to have landed the part of the doctor and his evil alter ego which has also been played by Michael Caine and Spencer Tracey.

And the 42-year-old, from Coleraine, Co Derry, added he watched Natural Born Killers to help him get into the role of killer Mr Hyde.

He said: "It has been very exciting to see it take shape. It's been absolutely shattering but I have had the opportunity any actor would kill for.

"Hyde is very confident and grand-standing, larger than life, and that was a bit scary at first, a bit like diving off a board.

"He is also very single minded. He has no fear or moral conscience, no social or moral responsibility.

"He wants to eat, drink, shag, dominate and just be.

And he's a child.

"I found I could use pieces of myself that probably haven't been allowed to surface since I was a little boy."

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jun 5, 2007
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