I never was obsessive about anything I watched when I was a kid, except maybe 'The A-Team' and 'Airwolf'... And I loved 'Knight Rider' and then later 'Baywatch.'
There's no shame in stealing - any actor who says he doesn't is lying. You steal from everything.
'Sherlock' fans are, by and large, an intelligent breed, so they've gone through my back catalogue and got what I've done, why and how I've done it. There is some obsessive behaviour, but I worry for them rather than me.
'Benedict' means 'blessed.' My parents liked the sound of the name and felt slightly blessed because they'd been trying for a child for a very long time.
I'm interested in art for all. I don't want it to be only the sons and daughters of Tory MPs who get to see my plays.
I've always wanted to play a spy, because it is the ultimate acting exercise. You are never what you seem.