I have endless playlists on my iPod so will throw on, say, Bruce Springsteen or The Smiths, depending on what kind of day I'm going to have.
And it's as you get older that you realize that the things that make you strange are the things that make you who you are. And that's a lovely place to get to.
I've been told I make a very good brew.
You never think you're as old as you're ever going to get.
Girls in scripts are often pretty but brainless, or geeky and no one likes them, so it's great to find richer roles. Chalk and cheese aspects of people are very interesting to play.
There's a reason hobble skirts are called hobble skirts. You literally can't move very far in them.
I don't know if I'm so righteous.
I am a hopeless romantic.
I'm hungry for a cold and mean character. I'd love it if someone thought I could play gritty. I want to play a baddie - someone really scary.
I'm really into strong, female roles - but they don't have to necessarily be loud - I'm just as interested in introverts too.
Ever since I was young, I've read Austen and the Brontes. My friends laugh, but those books are always so tragic and wonderful - those stories, they're just incredible.
Unfortunately I had an ankle problem and underwent three operations.
I absolutely adore Alessandra Rich, I think her dresses are stunning and she really knows how to cut and dress the female shape. Her stuff is really beautiful, stylish and a little bit quirky. I love it all!
I do so many things. Like when I was younger, if I drove past a house that I didn't want to live in, I'd hold my breath. Driving around somewhere like Slough I'd go blue in the face.
I trained as a ballet dancer - well, I started when I was two and a half, and was serious about it from when I was eight until I was 18.
I remember stealing some pic n' mix when I was seven; when I got out of the shop, I burst into tears.
I love when people become obsessed with Downton.
The thing I adore about acting is that it's not me: you get to experience all these emotions, but essentially it's not you.
I've read my grandmother's memoirs and she served as a nurse during World War II. What they had to do was incredible.
I just really think every job I do, I get this gypsy attitude to money.
At 17, we all think we know what we're doing.
Before I go on stage, I knock three times. Three is my lucky number; I once went into an audition and was number 333 and got the best part ever.
Everything you listen to when you are 17 should be embarrassing, otherwise you are way too cool.
I don't mind giving everyone a shock - including myself.
My style icons would be people like Brigitte Bardot and old Hollywood actresses who always look so stunning, cool and chic. I like classic and timeless looks.
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