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" Diving into Internet speculation is like playing with the devil. It's tempting, of course. "
" New York cops are very specific in terms of the way they talk and the way they handle themselves. "
" Sometimes the nature of a big movie, the nature of the material, the scene doesn't have the richness that you'd want it to. "
" I was thinking recently, I've always loved the ocean. If I could do it all again, I might do an oceanography degree. You can do ocean archaeology, and I thought that might be fascinating to do - man-made structures, where the sea has risen above the structures. "
" Sprinting for a full day in Atlanta in midsummer proved very challenging. That humidity is crazy. Georgia is a beautiful state, but the weather is intense. I was warned, but for some reason I thought it would be like L.A. in the summer. The reality? No. "
" I don't think I believe in ghosts, per se. But, my nearest experience was when I went on a weekend away and was in a bar in England, years ago, with an ex-girlfriend. I heard this scratching. I was about to go to bed and I was thinking, 'It's an old ghost.' I could hear this noise, but I couldn't work out where it was coming from. "
" There were times I when I'd go out and have some fun, but I wouldn't say I was a 'playa.' "
" Inherently, I'm not a huge extrovert, so I actually find interviews and all the glamour to be a bit challenging sometimes. "
" In Britain, you do your job. When you do an American TV show, there is a sense of being one with the crew, and there is a leadership element, which was a learning curve for me because it is very different culturally. In Britain, you just do it, leave and say, 'Thanks.' "
" Everybody has a bit of body armor they wear to protect themselves, and love is about trying to break it down. You have to see who a person really is and connect with her to break that armor. "
" One of my fears would be getting torn apart by a great white shark. I love the ocean, but I always have this deep fear of getting torn apart by a great whitey. "
" I think the best way to become a character is by osmosis as opposed to thinking directly about stuff. "
" I'm definitely a joker. "
" To me, the difference between New York and London is that things are boring and staid in London. "
" I know that everyone wants to know about 'Downton Abbey,' but the truth is that it was only a few days out of my life. Still, you play a distinctive part on a hit series, and everyone suddenly knows who you are. Isn't it crazy how this business works? "
" What I like about the 'Underworld' thing is that it's a mix of cool genres, as well as creating its own message. "
" I did some British TV and bits and bobs here and there. I've been lucky. "
" I always think that you finish one movie, you start a new one, and you think, 'OK. I did that last one. Now I've learned. I know how this works.' Then by the end of the movie, you think, 'No, I don't, really.' "
" I try to use public transport, always. "
" I did my share of kid acting, like lots of us do. I even played King Herod when I was 6, but when I got to the end of my school period, that was it. "
" Sometimes the best parts are the leading men. But the little parts can be similarly gratifying. "
" My obsession is plastic packaging. It makes me sick, all the waste. Everything about it disappoints me. "
" Naturally, obviously, nudity is a part of life. "
" I know I often get a job because of how I look. I hope that I keep the job because of how I act. "
" While I find my job as an actor challenging, I also think that there's fun in that challenge. "
" Read more. Read every time you go to bed; read in the day - because at least, reading a book, you can't be distracted by anything else. "
" I was in New Zealand and met this girl. Her sister dared me to bungee jump, so I did! It was a spur-of-the-moment decision - I wanted to impress the girl, and it worked! We were in a relationship after that. "
" I'm a bit of a dude. I like meat. But I am buying it more responsibly, where it's more sourced responsibly. "
" I was in the school plays, I did a lot of music. I carried on through university for short films and loads of plays. "
" I'm a pessimist by nature, so I don't believe something until someone has kind of punched me over the head with it. "
" We're in a world where masculinity, especially with these big spectacle movies, is often pushed by rippling six packs and forcing an image down someone's throat trying to prove masculinity. Whereas I think true masculinity comes from having a strong sense of self. "