Obviously, I play a villain in 'Downton Abbey'. As an actor, you want to get a variety of roles, so to be offered the part of Joe, it was perfect.
Working on 'Downton Abbey' is amazing, but there's an ensemble cast of between 18 and 21 actors. With 'Love Life,' there are two couples and a few other key characters. As a smaller unit, you've got to take more responsibility - at the same time, you can have more ownership of the direction it's going in.
There's definitely a wave of Brits doing great work on American television, and I wouldn't mind being one of them!
Being in 'Coronation Street' is only going to make me a better actor.
If you rile a tiger, he's going to show his claws.
My dad doesn't watch 'Coronation Street.' But my mum is a massive fan. I'd like to think my dad will watch it for a few token episodes, as I'm in it.
Before 'Coronation Street,' I was a jobbing actor, and after it, I'm a jobbing actor again.
It's hard being gay in Edwardian times.
I'm a working class lad. So at 25, and with no-one in our family having any theatrical inclination, when I said, 'I'm going to scratch all that and become an actor,' I may as well have said I was going to be a Premiership footballer for the chance I'd have.