Ancient Rome was a violent place.
I really do want to just be able to sit in the corner of the pub with my friends... to just be an actor and still go to the supermarket and not get bothered.
Violence is a very ugly thing. Violence is often so casual on film, and made to look so cool and so sexy, but violence is a repulsive, repugnant act that human beings inflict on each other. It shouldn't seem to be cool and sexy, ever really.
I'm not a big fan of patterns. I like the unexpected.
Ring tones are just irritating, aren't they?
If you look around us, there are an awful lot of men out there, and women, but mostly men, who believe that they have got a fast-track path to Heaven, if they do the things that they believe God is telling them to do, and I don't just mean Islamic people. I mean Fundamentalist Christians.
One of the great things about being an actor is that you have a completely different challenge every few months.
I do live a weirdly divided life, because I'm not a Hollywood superstar, I don't live on Malibu Beach, I don't do massive 'OK!' spreads, I don't go to premieres and parties that much.
I think the older I get, the less I should be doing.
I love all things Apple and have done since 1996.
Dieting isn't complicated: if you eat 2,000 calories, you have to burn it off; simple as that.
When I started acting, I used to read all the reviews.
As an actor you have to get used to receiving gentle little pies in the face.
I'm a serial monogamist.
One of the things I like about doing historical films is drawing the line between now and then.
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