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There's something important, as an actor, about allowing yourself to be approached by people to do roles. People see different things in you.
You have to go where the good writing is.
You know, I think I am faintly spiritual.
If you think you don't want to play another psychopath, but the script is amazing, and the director is fantastic, and the story is incredible, then you may end up playing your third psychopath in a row.
Quiet people, people who aren't given to emotional outbursts, people who are economic with words - they're also fun to play, but you find yourself needing a laser precision in those roles. Otherwise you just sort of stand around, looking slightly brain-dead. You worry about being uninteresting.
There are ways of avoiding becoming tabloid fodder and therefore giving people license to pry into your private life. And there's a distinction between being an actor and being a celebrity. You may become a celebrity through acting, but you don't need to do so.
I want to make a clear distinction between people who take acting seriously and people who call themselves actors because they've been on reality TV or something.
When I'm working in America, I wake up with an American accent and stay with it all day till makeup comes off. I just want everyone to be at ease, and not have the show's creators think, 'Oh my god, he's so English, why did we hire him?'
I'm sponsored by Audi, so I have this rather lovely rather arrangement where they just insist that I'm always in the latest model.
I have a three-year-old and a four-year-old at home, and my mornings are about just dealing with the fact of that. I oddly enjoy it.
It's good to be busy on a film set because there is a lot of sitting around, so if you've got two roles to play at one time, then that's great to do.
My heroes were all in the theatre.
I'm always forming bands.
I'm very lucky.
I've had loss in my life, and I like to think my mother's energy lives on in some faintly Buddhist way. I do find some comfort there.
Producing is a world of compromise and actors are utterly spoiled all the time.
I think you can't be really posh and be an interesting actor. I'm a bit of a posh rough.
I'm one of those pesky Brits.
I've done classical theaters. I played Hamlet myself and Romeo.
If you only do issue-based drama, you can become a boring wanker.
It's an unfair comparison because when things are developed in the UK, they're developed at script stage only.
L.A. still ranks as one of my guilty pleasures, along with butter-pecan ice cream and Coldplay albums.
Temperamentally I'm not a natural producer, because I don't have the patience.
The best shows succeed because they tap into a national conversation.
There are lots of different reasons to choose roles.
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