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I'm a fairly private person.
I've gone on workout regimes, but I seem to have a system that is very resistant to changing.
In film, I find it very useful always to do some preparation before you start rehearsals or start shooting, because there's so much that's against you on a film set.
Keats himself spoke about how Shakespeare was capable of erasing himself completely from the characters he had created. As an actor, that is what I'm trying to do.
Even today, England is a very repressed, repressive country, and there's pressure to be kind of a certain way, so people do things that ultimately make them sad.
The thing I love about acting is that you can bring something very personal into the open and at the same time remain hidden because you're always playing a character in a story that someone else has imagined. You're always protected.
For me, it's important to keep a level of anonymity.
I am a typical Libran. I tend to see two sides of everything.
I do get stopped on the street, although rarely. And they always have something lovely to say.
I find it weird that people want to know about you.
I love the characters I've had the opportunity to play.
I think being very thin has had a lot to do with how I've been cast.
I was quite a shy child - not chronically, but I tended to blend into the background.
I would have loved to have been a painter or a sculptor. I'm still fascinated by those things.
I'd like to have a go at directing.
I'm really hopeless with technology - I don't even have a computer.
My favorite Bond films are the really early ones, the first ones in fact, like 'Dr. No' and 'From Russia with Love.'
When I finished my A-levels, I assumed I'd be able to get work as an actor. But I couldn't. I didn't get an audition. Nothing. So I thought I'd better train and then the parts would come.
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