Love is such a powerful subject matter because it comes in so many different shapes and sizes. It's about timing, fate, failure, redemption.
As you wake up to sort of Morocco coming to life, and you drive a two hour journey through the desert as the sun is rising over the sand dunes... I saw landscapes and visual stuff that I'll never forget. It was special.
'Upside Down' is a fantasy love story. It's about love at first sight - when you just fall in love instantly and will battle any obstacle to be with that girl.
It was when '21' came out. I was in Los Angeles and my face was everywhere: on buses, on posters, on the side of buildings. I didn't feel that blown away by it. I was still hungry to prove myself. I realised that quite quickly, that I had to find something that challenged me from an acting point of view.
When you meet somebody and you have an instant connection - why is that? Maybe you've met before? Maybe you've met in another life? Anything's possible.
Most of my friends are from the music scene.
It kind of sounds pretentious, but a film I find deeply romantic is 'Buffalo '66,' which is a film by Vincent Gallo. It's about how you break down all those barriers and expose yourself and open yourself up to ultimately being hurt.
I'd always been quite wary of doing a romantic comedy. They all seem the same to me.
I moved to Manchester to join a band and ended up getting into acting, and I moved back to London to become an actor and ended up joining a band.
I'm drawn to cinema, especially when you're on a project that feels like it's going to be a challenge.
I've probably written about three albums that no one will ever hear.
You finish a project and start looking for something that might interest you. A lot of the films I've made are a reaction to something I've done right before.
I really don't like the idea of people knowing what I am doing. I find telling everybody what you had for breakfast is really uninspiring.
I was quite badly behaved at school - I remember cutting class - and acting was a way of channelling energy.
British actors come at acting from a slightly different angle. Because a lot of the films are cast out there, they are so used to the angle from which the Americans, and certainly the young guys from L.A., are coming at it, that I think it's interesting for them to find these English actors who maybe approach acting from a different place.
Definitely River Phoenix is somebody that I thought, 'This guy is very cool.' I wanted to be like him when I was a kid.
It's always interesting to me to tell stories that come from difficult political climates.
The films that I really liked and the ones that really blew my mind when I was younger were independent films. They're like great records to me.
I'm not an outdoors person by instinct or nature. I'm more of a city person.
I never met Paul McCartney.