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I really do want to just be able to sit in the corner of the pub with my friends... to just be an actor and still go to the supermarket and not get bothered.
Ancient Rome was a violent place.
Violence is a very ugly thing. Violence is often so casual on film, and made to look so cool and so sexy, but violence is a repulsive, repugnant act that human beings inflict on each other. It shouldn't seem to be cool and sexy, ever really.
I'm not a big fan of patterns. I like the unexpected.
Ring tones are just irritating, aren't they?
If you look around us, there are an awful lot of men out there, and women, but mostly men, who believe that they have got a fast-track path to Heaven, if they do the things that they believe God is telling them to do, and I don't just mean Islamic people. I mean Fundamentalist Christians.
I love all things Apple and have done since 1996.
I think the older I get, the less I should be doing.
One of the great things about being an actor is that you have a completely different challenge every few months.
I do live a weirdly divided life, because I'm not a Hollywood superstar, I don't live on Malibu Beach, I don't do massive 'OK!' spreads, I don't go to premieres and parties that much.
Dieting isn't complicated: if you eat 2,000 calories, you have to burn it off; simple as that.
I'm a serial monogamist.
One of the things I like about doing historical films is drawing the line between now and then.
When I started acting, I used to read all the reviews.
When you're unhappy, you tend to play up, don't you?
As an actor you have to get used to receiving gentle little pies in the face.
British actors are pretty good, by and large, at turning on at 'action' and off at 'cut.'
I was very unmotivated at school.
Somerset is where I call home, and where I feel most myself.
There are only a few TV networks that really invest in production in the way that I think they should. HBO, obviously, is one of them.
You know, people aren't watching a network: they're watching cable channels.
Airport security is a particular bugbear. At the risk of sounding like a grumpy old man, while I can see that averting terrorism is manifestly important, the measures taken seem, simultaneously, absurd.
Decide very early on: do you want to be an actor or do you want to be famous? Because they're very different routes.
Hospitals are very extreme places - you can be in a maternity room one minute, and by someone's bedside as they're dying the next.
I have no problem with television as a genre.
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