Part of an actor's job is to find correlations between your own life and the life of the person you are playing.
Though I am not religious in the least, I am very proud to be Jewish.
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.
I take things in better when I'm allowed to talk, and respond, and engage and move around a bit.
I think of myself as being Jewish and Irish, despite the fact that I'm English.
I see myself doing Harry Potter films as long as I'm enjoying it and as long as they are going to challenge me as an actor. I want to be an actor - it's my aspiration - so I want to do other films. I want to write something and I want to direct something!
I definitely think that theatre is something I'll keep coming back to in my career for as long as I can. I also think theatre's something you have to be very fit to do. I am fairly fit, but I don't think I could do it all the time.
I'm not clean or even vaguely pleasant to be around in a domestic situation.
If I can make a career for myself after Potter, and it goes well, and is varied and with longevity, then that puts to bed the 'child actors argument'.
What I learned is that acting is to a large extent about trying to stave off self-doubt long enough to be natural and real onstage.
When I get into trouble at school I'd like to take an invisibility cloak, drape it over me and sneak out the door. Or I'd like to have a 3 headed-dog because then no one would argue with me.
I'm a huge fan of Brad Pitt. He could have done rom-coms his entire career, but he took it in a different direction.
When you're seventeen to early twenties, that's the time you're trying to work out who you are. If you're trying to make some kind of artistic or creative impact, that's the age when you start to figure out how to do that.
I'm very comfortable discussing my personal life, because it's so boring.
I know it wouldn't seem like I've had a lot of failure in my career, but there are things that I regard as failures, when I look at certain performances and go, 'That's not good enough.'
I've not got a girlfriend at the moment. Somebody said, 'Do you worry girls are just giving you attention because of who you are?' I was like, 'I'm 17, it's wonderful.'
I sort of try to read the books when they come out impartially and not make up my mind, but the fact is when I was reading the sixth, 'Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince', there were bits in there where I was going, 'God, I would love to do that because it's so good'.
There's no shame in enjoying a quiet life. And that's been the realization of the past few years for me.
People tell me I look mournful. They say, 'Cheer up, Dan, it's not that bad!' Sometimes I just look into space, which freaks people out. If I was ever required to do anything other than look haunted, I could. I'm a happy person.
I don't know where my romanticism comes from. My mom and dad would read to me a lot. 'Treasure Island,' 'Robinson Crusoe,' tales of chivalry and knights, things like that. Those are the stories I loved growing up.
I used to joke I was a point-and-click actor. My whole process has been about trusting your instincts and hitting your mark.
My parents are left-wing, and I would describe myself as that. But also, you know what? I wouldn't describe myself as that. Because I don't have to. Because I'm not a political party. Most people are a little bit of each, and we change our mind on various issues.
I always saw Michael Gambon wearing madly psychedelic socks, and I always thought that's it is one of the few areas where men can really express colour and have a bit of a dandyish quality to their outfit.
I always feel that if you put me in a room with a director and a writer and let me talk about the script, I can give a good account of myself.
I would love to work in America. I wouldn't love to live there, but I'd love to experience working there.
My preparation is mainly just knowing the lines and getting in and knowing where your character is, knowing what it's about and having ideas that you can put in on the day.
Normally I sit there in the films really hating watching myself. Loving watching the films, hating watching myself.
My taste in the films I've taken as an actor is similar to what I'd do a director or writer: all quite odd, challenging stuff, slightly off-the-wall.
Franchises aren't to be avoided. They can be exciting, and they give you opportunities to do other films.
I had one relative who passed away but fortunately none others. So my sort of experience of it is quite limited, thankfully.
Stage is much more intimidating than going before the cameras, because you can really screw up, and can't do a retake.
I've always thought that as long as directors and casting directors don't see me as just Harry Potter, I'll be OK. People have shown a lot of faith in me, and I owe them a huge debt. They're letting me prove that I'm serious about this.
The best thing I've learned is, if you're going out, never go out alone - you leave yourself vulnerable. If you've got someone else there you trust, they can say, be wary of that person. I probably used to be too trusting of people.
There are two types of poets: People who write poetically about their lives, and poets that live poetically and write about it.
The thought of dancing scared me. A lot. Because I have absolutely no aptitude for it.
The stories I'm interested in are challenging ones, and maybe that requires a little bit more of you. I love my job and I want to earn the right to do it every single day.
My dad grew up in Banbridge, Northern Ireland, desperate to get to London. I grew up in London, so I don't know what it's like to yearn for the big city from a small town.
I'm always amazed at the way some actors' behaviour is truly disgusting. That's one thing that will never happen on one of my sets if I ever direct.
I could never do stand-up because it's that thing of having to get up on stage. And out of every 10 jokes you tell, nine of them have to get a really good response.
I've been working since I was 9, and I've never known a life without a film set.
I was fortunate enough to meet Sophie Dahl. And I'm slightly in love with Scarlett Johansson: she's just stunning. And she's bright, which is incredibly sexy.
I think any actor worth their salt wants to show as much versatility as they possibly can.