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" A brother who is unhappy is a dangerous relative to have. "
" When you cast someone like Natalie Portman, the character can't just be the love interest. "
" If you've done a brilliant version it becomes something else. "
" I did not expect to be allowed to be an actor, to be allowed to eventually direct things. "
" For what it's worth, I enjoy 'Dexter,' 'Modern Family,' 'True Blood' and 'Breaking Bad.' I've enjoyed the wonderful 'The Pacific.' "
" A creative and artistic home is what I've been looking for in the theatre. "
" At the end of every stage performance, the audience all applaud me for doing my job, but I have friends who work in offices who don't get that. "
" I'm very conscious of the fact the directing career has taken some odd turns. Maybe there's enough bulk where I'm now pigeonholed in the 'eclectic box.' "
" 'Frankenstein' feels like an ancient tale, the kind of traditional story that appears in many other forms. "
" I think that short films often contain an originality, a creative freedom, an energy and an invention that is inspiring and entertaining. I think they are, as Shakespeare put it, a good deed in a naughty world. "
" I don't know that the Brits have the monopoly on being organized, but they do have a way of working with which I'm familiar. It's not necessarily the best way, but it's a way. "
" I remember the first book I bought, when I was about 11... Dad said, 'What have you got that for? What are libraries for?' "
" I'm basically quite a cheerful person. "
" How many times do you read about 'the Cinderella story,' the story of the underdog, the story of the ordinary human being, often subjected to cruelty and ignorance and neglect, who somehow triumphs? "
" I live in the English countryside, so I'm surrounded by magpies. "
" What happens is that with difficult processes on a film, they get very intensely compressed because a clock is ticking. "
" I think the best actors are the most generous, the kindest, the greatest people and at their worst they are vain, greedy and insecure. "
" You go to the airport and look at the bookstand, and you feel the titles are similar, the covers are similar, and you wonder how they can be different. "
" Sometimes I used to think to myself, 'Have I lost a sense of humor?' but I don't think that I have. I think one can be as snarky and sarcastic as lots of people, but I have never found that it makes me particularly happy. "
" In the course of my lifetime, that world went from violence to a kind of peace. "
" I went to Moscow and met some slightly powerful and scary people. "
" It's very strange that the people you love are often the people you're most cruel to. "
" In the case of 'Jack Ryan,' it was a huge collaboration, and I enjoyed it very much, and most of all, I want the audience to enjoy it, too. I want them to feel immersed in this world. "
" I'm just a normal working class boy from Belfast. "
" I'm involved in Northern Ireland Screen and have been for a long time, so I keep my eyes open and ears to the ground. "
" What I've found about 'Cinderella' is that what it provokes in an audience is really extraordinary. It appears to be a deceptively simple tale, but I've heard nothing but people drawing all different things out of it. "
" The long version of the play is actually an easier version to follow. In all of the cut versions the intense speeches are cut too close together for the audience and the actors. "
" I liked the fact that 'My Week With Marilyn' wasn't a biopic. "
" The idea of accumulating ambitions or achievements didn't get much further than wanting to do the next exciting thing. I really haven't set out with any list of achievements. "
" I am very much looking forward to new adventures - including, I hope, Broadway - sooner rather than later. "
" In any given project, there are a few moments where there is the usual disappointment, as it were, when you look in the mirror, and you realize you're not 23 and looking like Brad Pitt. "