Fatherhood is a joy. I feel very lucky to have a family. It gives you a perspective on things.
For all its problems, I found South Africa a beautiful country, interesting and inspiring.
Before recording my 'Homeland' audition on my iPhone in my bedroom in Streatham, I hadn't worked or had an audition in the U.K. for nine months.
At school, I was the classroom clown - I was always being thrown out for being naughty. Before I left, a teacher called me in and suggested I became an actor.
My parents are very proud of my success but still worry, as I'm in a profession where there is no guarantee of work. They have always supported my decision to go into acting, but there have been tough times work-wise.
When I was sent the script for 'Homeland,' I didn't think anything of it. Three months later, my manager rang and said: 'They are interested in you.' I read it and I realised, 'Yes, I do want this.' Then I got an email saying I'd got it.
I remember coming back to the U.K. after spending five months in Charlotte for 'Homeland,' and I just found myself just wandering around London. There's nothing like it - the buildings, the architecture, the sense of history, the sense of culture - there really is nothing like it.
Art is all about the experience. I could say I don't really relate to opera, but then you watch Placido Domingo, and you go, 'Blimey, look at that.'
I am the youngest of four children - three boys and one girl. I don't think becoming an actor had anything to do with seeking attention, though. My relationship with my siblings when I was growing up was close and playful.
British people are surprised that I'm British!
Everybody can, you know, go online, read about something, and have an opinion about something.
I always get this feeling on my last day of work that I'm never going to work again.
I do enjoy acting, but it is such a game. So for that reason, I don't think I'll ever leave London.
I love the stage, but it doesn't pay the mortgage.
I loved working with Mandy Patinkin, I have to say.
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