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" The making of 'Naked' was an absolutely phenomenal, mind-bending experience. That film was life-changing and put my career onto a whole different level. "
" I thought 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory' was terrible. I'm a big fan of Johnny Depp and Tim Burton, so I don't know what went wrong with that. "
" 'Naked' kind of kicked me off into the film world. It just so happens that all of the things that I have been offered have been films, and I've enjoyed the travel that goes along with that. "
" 'An Inspector Calls' is a British classic, and I am thrilled to be working on this beautiful screen adaptation with Aisling Walsh. "
" I don't think Alfonso was a big expert on Potter either. He was feeling his way through it more than I was. "
" The oddest things happen to me. It goes in seasons. Nothing will happen for a long time, and I miss it, and I remember how these strange coincidences used to happen to me and how amazing it was, how it made me want to believe in something. A year will go by, and then a slew of them will come along, like buses, one after another. "
" I really like Los Angeles. I like the weather, the openness of it, the beach, the mountains, the desert. I find it inspiring. I get quite a lot of writing done out there. "
" It wasn't a good idea to work on 'Naked' in the first months of a marriage. I was living apart from my wife in a flat overflowing with books I was reading for the part. "
" I was interested in the idea of celebrity... some very untalented people getting very successful and making a lot of money for not a lot of work, sometimes. "
" It's not my ambition to direct lots of films. I think if I direct one film in my whole life, why rush it? "
" I don't think they should trust anything that happens in 'Fargo' at all, and I'm sure 'Fargo' fans know not to make the mistake of trusting too much. "
" I often do that with characters, going back to my bloody drama-school days, in terms of equating them with creatures. And it's very much there as a theme of all the seasons of 'Fargo' as well: the predator and the prey. "
" One can only improvise what one knows. "
" You always have to look for something beautiful wherever you go. "
" I think Varga is a manifestation, certainly, and someone who can thrive and profit from the world's failure and has worked out the operation, whatever the operation may be, that he's about, which will remain a mystery. "
" I think the most beautiful sound is a child laughing. "
" I wanted to do 'Fargo' rather than do a TV production. I've been offered TV things over the years, but usually, that's about that I don't want to be away from home for that long because it's a long time to be away your home country and my family. "
" I enjoy things that are so far away from me; that's why, when I play things that are a little bit closer to me, I get really bored. When it's something that's the antithesis of what I am, there's much more to lose yourself in. "
" What is truth? What is a true story? Who is telling the truth, and what is truth in this world today? "
" When you do something well, this is the best job in the world. "
" In the prepping for 'Azkaban,' I read 'Azkaban' and 'Goblet of Fire.' "
" I've been offered TV things over the years, but usually, that's about that I don't want to be away from home for that long, because it's a long time to be away your home country and my family. "
" I often draw from people in my own experience to base a character on, going back to my days with Mike Leigh. "
" I'm often cast as religious figures, good and bad, such as 'Kingdom Of Heaven.' "
Good And Bad
" I'd had a relationship with a French girl, a Japanese girl, an American girl, a Filippina and she was there all the time - a Lancashire girl. I thought: 'It's a Lancashire girl I was looking for. Why didn't I realize it?' "
" I've always tended to write comedy, but I'd hate to just write some kind of sitcom or a lighthearted series of jokes and slapstick. I wanted to talk about some deeper things within the comedy. "
" In 'Seven Years In Tibet,' I played a Buddhist. But I'm not religious at all, really. "
" I'd been a stepparent for about two years with a woman who had a child, and I came to realize I adored children and was good with them. So I was very happy when Anna got pregnant. "
" A lot of the city boys in London, a lot of the hedge-fund, young city workers at the height of the financial boom were a lot of working-class, brilliantly minded young fellows and women. "
" We didn't need the Internet for Nazi Germany to happen. But I feel like there's this lack of humanity because of it. "
" It wasn't the greatest script in the world, but not many people can say they've played a wicked king in a swashbuckling Arthurian special-effects monster movie. "