There is an absolutely fabulous interview that Emma Brown with Matthew Macfadyen for Interview Magazine. Among many things, Matthew discusses Perfect Nonsense, Ripper Street, and his first (normal) paying job....
BROWN: Do you remember your first paid job?
MACFADYEN: My first paid normal job was as a bin man, working for a street cleaning company when I was at drama school. I was trying to earn some money so I could go on holiday with my friends. It wasn't very glamorous, but it was quite fun. And then my first paid job was a tour with Cheek by Jowl, a theater company.
Run over to Interview Magazine to read the full interview.