| I don't like to watch playback. But being on the set, watching the way the camera is being moved and the way the light is being used, you do get an idea of it.
| What goes down on film is different to what you see with the naked eye.
| I think the themes of belonging and parentage and love are obviously universal.
| The person who gives you your first job is so important in any industry.
| I love my accent, I thought it was useful in Gone In 60 Seconds because the standard villain is upper class or Cockney. My Northern accent would be an odd clash opposite Nic Cage.
| I think film and television are really a director's medium, whereas theatre is the actor's medium.
| I want to direct but I think I'd be bloody awful and I don't want to produce but I think I'd be a very good producer because if I believed in something I'd be able to protect it.
| Any horror element is as much psychological as special effects.
| On The Others, very atmospheric and probably mysterious is how I would say it felt to be on the set. It felt just a little uneasy, the atmosphere that we were trying to capture.
| We all need a firm sense of identity.
| I've never been up with the times, always been slightly out of step.
| I went being unemployed for three years to being the lead in a British feature in the days when we only made two a year, 1990. It was ridiculous really.
| Rather than disliking theatre, I've expressed a preference for television because it tends to deal in its small way much more with issues and is able to reach a broader church of people than theatre.
| I had to help to coax the performances and I really enjoyed that extra responsibility.
| We like to think that our parents made a decision to bring us into the world.
| Lots of middle class people are running around pretending to be Cockney.
| I used my instincts. It's very easy to imagine how you'd feel, actually. I just had to tell the narrative.
| I don't see a lot of films. I'm quite choosy, but there's certain films that stick out.
| The money is better in films and television. But in terms of acting, theatre is more rewarding.
| Theatre is expensive to go to. I certainly felt when I was growing up that theatre wasn't for us. Theatre still has that stigma to it. A lot of people feel intimidated and underrepresented in theatre.