I don't like affectation.

There are always challenges to green screen.

We can all look on the Internet and go, 'He hates me! Oh, but she loves me. Oh, but he hates me,' you know. And that way, madness lies.

My mum was Labour-voting, but wanted us to know we were important. Basically, everyone's equal, but you, my children, are a bit better.

The best of American television is thought-provoking, original, brilliant, exciting - from 'The Sopranos' on, whether it's 'The Wire' or 'Breaking Bad' or 'House of Cards,' they're fantastic pieces of art.

'The Hobbit' would have been very difficult to pass on, do you know what I mean? It's not the kind of ship that comes into dock very often.

I value being able to go into a record shop and people leaving me alone.

The reason I've never gone for pilot season even as a younger actor, and wouldn't entertain that sort of thing now, is the idea of signing a piece of paper that binds me for six or seven years.

I love that pre-mod jazz look of the late Fifties, the Steve McQueen style that influenced the British modernists.

Most people aren't these grandstanding heroes.

I've got no anti-America or anti-Hollywood kick, it's just that I never wanted to go and kick my heels around L.A. for six months hoping something would happen.

There's a difference between the parts that I play and who I am and who people think I am. There's quite a big discrepancy sometimes between those things.

Even someone as truly dark as Lorne Malvo is still very attractive, and you want to spend time with him because he's a fun character.

I wanted to be an actor because I saw 'Dog Day Afternoon,' you know what I mean?

It's more fun to keep stuff secret.

To my mind there are not enough things that show the Nazis as human, as smart people, charismatic people, who are not inhuman naturally. But who are able to be fantastically inhuman when they choose to be.

I think the hardest part about anything you do for 18 months is just keeping yourself together for 18 months.

I've had several really tangible dreams about UFOs, and they've been amazing!

I like bootcut jeans in a plain style with a nice line.

I like uncertainty in roles, and I like uncertainty in art, really.

My job as an actor is for you, so why should my private life be for you, too? That's not fair.

Most people have a passive relationship with music and clothes, with culture. But music was my first contact with anything creative. Music is it, as far as I'm concerned.

I love the smaller scenes. I love the smaller, slightly more theatrical scenes.

I think the world needs to see more of my face.

Fans want to see a story with characters, and they want to see a story.

I did a play once where a reviewer said, 'Martin Freeman's too nice to play a bad guy.' And I thought: 'Well, bad guys aren't always bad guys, you know?' When I see someone play the obvious villain, I know it's false.

I have less than no interest in trying to replicate another brilliant actor's work, thank you very much.

I don't like 'cool telly.'

In London we give ourselves a pat on the back, rightly, for not killing one another, for our prejudice being subtle rather than lethal.

I've never been to a festival. I'm a creature of habit, mashed-potato comfort, I like rugs. Our sofa's squishy. Maybe too squishy - it's hard to get up sometimes.

If it were purely up to me, my kids would probably be vegetarian Catholic Marxists.

I have no opinion on 48 frames a second at all. I'd be completely unsuitable to talk about that.

My relationship with my belief has never been easy.

When I wear jeans I want to look like a man, not a child.

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've got a stag weekend coming up and I've said I'm not doing anything more than a few drinks. I won't have it. I'll go home and watch Antiques Roadshow.

I'm quite a disciplinarian: I can be a shouter. But I can be a very demonstrative kisser and hugger.

Don't get me wrong - I'm a big fan of things American - but when American people do British stuff, it's so universally dreadful.

I could say, 'I want to play a French-African humpback,' but I probably won't get that role.

Name anything - high-definition TV, computer obsolescence - and I'm pretty much annoyed by it.

I buy DVDs. I don't really buy CDs unless they're for other people.

It would be a shame for me if I were to become 'Mr. Half-Hour Sitcom.'

There are about 20 people in my life that I want to love me, and none of them are the 'Daily Mail.'

I love watching Billy Bob, just as a punter anyway. I like his work. But working with him is really easy and really straight-forward. He's immediately good. He doesn't have to work up to it. He doesn't make your life difficult. He listens. He's a very good listener, in terms of his acting.

I've been doing interviews for years, and in all that time, I've virtually never read one and gone, 'Yep, factually and tonally that's exactly what happened.' Pretty much never.

It's a funny thing, 'The Office,' because millions and millions and millions and millions of people didn't watch it. But culturally, it is more of a phenomenon than almost anything else I can remember as far as British television is concerned.

I can't actually believe how good 'The Sopranos' is. I genuinely am dumbfounded by it. It's like when you realize how good The Beatles are, and you think, 'How did they do that?'

I've always got my eye on my deathbed.

'The Hobbit's a big gig. It's a huge circus that you become a part of.