I consider myself straight, but if I met a guy tomorrow and fell in love with him, would I be brave enough to accept that without having to change the way I look at myself?
I went to prep school, Eton and Oxford. When people hear that, they think they know you, and you think: 'No, you don't.'
The less friendly your relationship is on camera, the more useful it is to be friends with them off camera.
Adult fantasy gets a bad name. You think of Xena - Warrior Princess. If you don't do it expensively, it becomes tacky and you end up just appealing to 45-year-old single men.
It's always crude to link Dickens back to the blacking factory where he was sent to work aged 12 when his father was imprisoned in Marshalsea Prison for bad debt, but it was obviously a huge part of him.
If you're going to be related to someone it might as well be Dickens.
I believe your thoughts are your thoughts, but are you a human being in front of the camera, or an actor? They are two different things.
I didn't want to be stuck in Dickens period dramas because then I would never know if I was any good.
I just don't think any job is worth sacrificing your private life for.
I love my little flat in Spitalfields. Lots of actors live out of a suitcase, so it's nice to have a base to come back to.
I suppose the things you remember about someone who has died are the funny moments. Those are the ones that stand out.
I want to be an author.
It's lovely to have a part that requires you to learn something that's also interesting.
My parents are Polish. I don't know anything about Italian-ness.
Part of George R.R. Martin's brilliant storytelling is taking the carpet out from under your feet.
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