When you get as lucky as I got, you have to work as hard as possible to earn that luck.
Franchises aren't to be avoided. They can be exciting, and they give you opportunities to do other films.
It's very rare that I get stopped or get asked for an autograph or anything - none of which I mind - but people don't really care that much.
No. I am not a royalist. Not at all. I am definitely a republican in the British sense of the word. I just don't see the use of the monarchy though I'm fierce patriot. I'm proud proud proud of being English, but I think the monarchy symbolizes a lot of what was wrong with the country.