I think I’m quite a lazy person, actually. If I’m not careful, I could just stay in bed all day.
We have one life and we should cherish it and make it the best we can.
Nothing is my guiltiest pleasure. I love it. I love doing it. I love planning to do it, I love loafing and pottering and chilling and daydreaming.
Liverpool has always made me brave, choice-wise. It was never a city that criticised anyone for taking a chance.
I love telling stories. I like the challenges presented to me on a daily basis. There's nothing resting about acting.
Savannah is amazing with the town squares and the hanging moss and the French Colonial houses. It's brutally romantic.
I'd really like to get on a Greyhound bus and go backpacking across America.
I like to act because I can forget about everything else.
I'm not a perfectionist at all. I find perfectionists boring because the real creative heart is in the mess somewhere.
All actors think every job will be their last.
I think when you don't know where you stand with someone, they can surprise you in their goodness and their badness, and that makes them human.
I always try to put myself in the way of surprise as much as possible. My ambition is to keep challenging myself. I like that journey of discovery.
In all honesty, we all want our fantasy selves to be the best people. We all think in a time of crisis, we will react heroically and with humanity.
'Evil' is quite a blanket term. People aren't the demonic characters we would like them to be sometimes.
I always have to go out to work even if it's just a desk somewhere or an office or the British Library.
You look at any war zone and you talk to any soldiers and they have to blank out - in order for that to work for them, in order for them to survive they have to blank out something in themselves in order to do it.
I'm no good at down-time. I panic slightly and then plan a project or set up a meeting about starting a project.
I'm a massive fan of Brit Art in general and Damien Hirst in particular. I think he's an absolute genius and should be celebrated in every way.
I couldn't think of anything worse than going to a fancy dress party. So, if somebody invited me to one, I'd go as the Invisible Man and not turn up.
All my good friends are actors, really. It's different when you have a family, but they're still the people I meet most often. My best friend is Ian Hart, but then I've known him since I was five.
I love getting stuff, and if I give a present to someone and don't get one back, you can bet your life they won't be getting one next year.
I've got a great family and a beautiful house. I feel very lucky as far as my lifestyle is concerned. I'm not really interested in fame and all its trappings.
I think the corruption of power is very interesting, and I think the idea that power is something that... You know, when people want power, they're a certain individual. When people acquire power by accident, they're different again.
When you are an actor, rejection and disappointment are an occupational hazard.
My house is very clean apart from a very small part of it that looks as if we've been burgled, which is my office.
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