If The Hobbit was the last piece of work I ever do, I would be happy. I still feel that if I never work again, I have had the most fulfilling experience an actor could ever have with this role. I’ve never been challenged in the way this role challenged me.
He’s got real depth, genuinely, as an actor. He’s just going to keep getting better and better.
As Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
I got this idea of literally having an open shield so I drew it for him and they [Weta Workshop] came up with this design. It’s the same piece of branch he used to defend himself years earlier and it’s hardened with age.
As John Thornton on North & South (2004)
As Guy of Gisborne in Robin Hood (2006-2009) – one of my fave pics
I think I’ve just got a face that suits half shadow rather than full daylight.