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Father's rejection still affects actor Steven Berkoff

3 September 2013 Last updated at 09:28 BST

Actor, writer and director, Steven Berkoff, has told HARDtalk's Allan Little that being rejected by his father has shaped his personality.

Mr Berkoff said his father had not wanted a second child and did not want him to be conceived.

He said the rejection still affects him and leads him to seek other people's approval. "If the guy is a decent director, I will do anything for them. I will get on my knees, I will clean the floor, I will do anything to show I am a loyal worker," he said.

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You can watch the full interview on BBC World News on Tuesday 3 September at 14:30 and 20:30 GMT and Wednesday 4 September at 00:30 BST on the BBC News Channel.