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" I'd like to think that even if I wasn't acting professionally, I would still be doing it for free. It helps me get through the day. "
" My hair was always frizzy. I always wanted to be blonde with lovely straight hair. I was very skinny. I was quite tomboyish, just very quiet. I always wanted to fit in; I just couldn't. "
" When someone shouts 'Skins' at you, its funny the first time. But after a hundred times, you think, 'I do have a name.' "
" I like to work. I feel blessed that I'm working. "
" I think really good drama comes down to real human emotion. That's what makes us all tick, and that's what I've always been drawn to when it comes to scripts is real human emotion and dealing with that. "
" I think, like every actor, you've just to pick what you're interested in. "
" People don't realise how dyslexia affects your confidence and how brutal it can be. People think you're dumb, and you know you're not. it's just how your brain works. "
" I remember doing my first school play. We were doing 'Oliver Twist,' and I was cast as Oliver. It was the first time I ever felt brave and confident and truly happy about something. "
" I like to have fun. I'm also a bit of the crazy one. All my friends are boys. I was bullied a lot by girls in school. There was also too much drama and demands. "
" The moors have this weird energy. They trap you. "
" I'm not good at dressing up. I always feel a bit out of place. It's just not me - high heels and designer dresses - and I can't seem to get used to it. "
" We should just be good humans. "
" On 'Skins,' we only ever filmed for a couple of months in the summer. When I wasn't on set, I was doing my normal things. "
" Considering what the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' film is about, I wouldn't be able to play Anastacia. "
" Kids will pick up on weakness, and I was very shy growing up. I was skinny and flat-chested; I didn't have the latest clothes. For me, it was about being left out and not having any friends and being laughed at. I was very lonely, but that happens to so many people. "
" My mom always let me watch movies that were probably slightly too mature for my age, but she wanted me to see different stories. We grew up with quite a hard life, so she wasn't afraid to show me that in movies. "
" I was very hesitant about doing a period film. It was very much out of my comfort zone; I'd never done anything like that before. "
" When I'm at work, I do try and embody it as much as possible. "
" I've missed London so much for its fashion. No disrespect to the girls in Manchester, but some really do look like clones - there's a lot of hair extensions and fake tans. You're free to experiment down here. "
" The way I work, I didn't hold the accent all day. "
" 'Skins' was such a great platform for young actors. They had this whole thing about getting people who weren't trained, this new generation, this new culture. "
" The thing you think is going to be huge ends up not being huge at all, and the most minute thing you do is talked about for the rest of your life, so I try not to have any expectations at all. I think that helps, if you're just focusing on the project at hand. "
" I'd love to find a really good Brazilian project, an up and coming director or something. I wouldn't want to do the typical favela story, Brazilian cinema has a lot more to offer than just that. "
" Being asked to memorise a script in one day when you have dyslexia is the same as having a broken foot and being asked to dance. You have to make exceptions for it. "
" I am quite proud that I managed to prove that you don't have to be able to afford drama school or have the right connections to do well. "
" I want to play Keith Richards. "
" The best part about doing 'Wuthering Heights' was you were completely in that world. It could not have been done with CGI. You had to be there. "
" I'm finding a lot of actors my age now who are a bit more like me, and not as posh or brought up in a certain way. There's now people of all sorts of kinds of backgrounds. "
" I find it easy to act being in love. I've experienced that and analysed it. "
Being In Love
" When I was growing up, we didn't have much money. What was important in my house was to have food on the table, be happy, and have our family. "
" She had to play the role of mother and father at the same time, and she did it to perfection. I managed to find a way through because of her. My mother is my biggest inspiration. "