I’m one of the few people I know who believes in God.
I am a fan of the Coen brothers. I’m not a fanatic. I’m a big admirer. They create unique worlds, and there is a real atmosphere to their films. Not everyone can get that. That’s a massive part of their appeal: you can recognise them. Like all the great directors or artists, you know it when you see it.
‘Sherlock’ is one of the biggest things I will do, ever – we could never have predicted that level of insanity around the series.
I like the quiet life sometimes. I also love a bustling press conference sometimes as well. I love a 600 metre red carpet.
Acting is the only thing I’m even vaguely good at and acting is something that I think I do know about.
I would wear a full-length cape if I could get away with it – I do love a good swirl in a fog.
I don’t want to be poor, of course. But I try not to make that the guiding force behind whether I choose to do something or not.
There was very little drama and performance at my school, so I’ve never forgotten the people who did encourage me and I’ve thought whether it would be a good idea to even get in touch with them and just say thanks, because they really opened a door for me mentally and emotionally – that’s really important.
I don’t think anyone looks into their family tree and expects it to come up smelling of roses.
Like any friendship or marriage, familiarity breeds more contempt, and love, and everything.
I’m not posh or common, I’m in between.
I think I’m less gloomy than I used to be – I’ve got a very supportive other half.
I value being able to go into a record shop and people leaving me alone.
There are lots of things that keep me awake at night, but work isn’t one of them. I mean, no-one’s going to die if someone doesn’t like what I do. So I don’t feel a great pressure.
I don’t want to sound like a grumpy old man, but nothing winds me up more than people saying, ‘Chill out’ to me when I’m irritated!