I remember someone saying to my mom that it must be so glamorous to have a child acting in movies. They had no idea how hard it was for her.
I have always wanted to work with Judy Dench, and that hasn't happened yet, so that would be fun.
Dickens writes such brilliant characters and stories, and his themes and social commentary are still so relevant. I think that's why he's still so loved today.
On a Friday night, I like to go out because my friends, who have been working normal hours, just want to let go after a stressful week at work.
I try to find more interesting material with each project I do.
I was lucky enough to get a very good agent at the age of 15, and got my first film when I was 16, so it's been rolling on since then.
I'm a huge festival fan. I love to dance and dance all night long.
I love clothes and do sort of change my wardrobe a lot. But a thousand dollar jacket? I'd rather spend it on an experience, like traveling.
I saw 'Othello' at the National Theatre in London, and it was so stunning. I was so moved. It's beautiful.
Articles always end up being about my appearance. I had a conversation with Jude Law: he told me people's obsession with looks goes away after a while.
When I was younger, I looked a lot older than I was. They have these working laws in England where you have to be 16: if you're over 16, you don't have to be restrained by working hours and things like that. In America, it's actually 18.
I believe if you're prepared to kill the animal, you're allowed to eat it.
For the moment, whenever I read, it is normally scripts. You start a book and then you think, 'I should be reading these five scripts.'
Sometimes a script comes along that really makes you sit up and pay attention... 'Life at These Speeds' has an emotional intensity that really kicked me in the guts.
I am huge water sports fan. I love to jet ski, speedboat, water ski. So I love to get away to somewhere sunny and just get on the water and have some fun with some friends.
It's very important to hold on to what you want. In front of you is very easy fame and very easy money.
I get bored quite easily, so I like to keep my mind entertained by challenging myself.
I tried to forget about playing Romeo in 'Romeo and Juliet' and just think about him as a normal guy, as a normal character, and just try and approach him the same I would every other character.
I don't necessarily want to hear about my talent or my greatness as an actor.
The grittier, the dirtier, the worse I can look, the happier I am. It takes the pressure off.
I've met some of the most beautiful women in the world, and I can tell you lots of them are the most unattractive people I've ever met.
Romeo and Juliet were stunning and beautiful, but a lot of the other characters surrounding them were caricatures.
'GQ,' you've been patiently and stylishly educating me forever. To be truly stylish, you have to be kind and courteous.
Yeah, 'Requiem for a Dream' - it'll put you off a lot of things, that film, that's for sure.
I grew up in London, and that's where I spend most of my time. Unless I have a really good reason not to be, I'll always be in London.
My friends joke I'm a 90-year-old stuck in a young man's body.
The negative about acting is that you have to spend a great deal of time away from your friends and loved ones, but it's not like working a 9-5 job and only having two or three weeks off a year. I may not have seen my girlfriend for two or three months, but then we can spend two or three months together solidly.
I think Hollywood is interesting. As an actor, Hollywood would be a horrible place to go if you weren't actually invited.
If a rock band throws a TV set out of a hotel window, it's seen as anti-Establishment.
I saw 'The Fountain' because my friend came over one day and said, 'This is my favorite movie I've ever seen. Please watch this,' and I watched it, and that was amazing.
One of the biggest things I used to struggle with was about things like going on holiday. Whereas all your friends can talk about something and plan something all year long, I know that I'm probably going to be away and I'm going to miss all of it. If a job comes up, you just can't be there.
It's a bit of a cliche, but I think girls like to get flowers. I think books are quite romantic, too. If you can find an interesting book, that brings something out in your partner that can be very romantic.
'Noah,' for me, wasn't a decision about taking on the Bible. It was about working with Darren Aronofsky.
When you're forced to watch something in school, you never really enjoy it; you sort of rebel against it in a certain way.
Every year I look at the 'GQ' Best-Dressed List and have thought what an honour it must be to be included. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw my own face in there.
I can play the trumpet. Before I became an actor, I wanted to be the next Louis Armstrong. I started young and got to grade seven. When I turned 13, everyone started whipping out guitars, looking cool and joining rock bands, so I stopped playing.
I love to go see films, even on my own. I just walk to the nearest cinema. There's nothing better than watching a movie alone; you can just sit there and zone in.