People say to me, “I was so expecting you to be a dick.” It’s incredible when the expectations are so low. In a way it’s great, because pretty much everyone I’ve met in the last 10 years has expected me to be a complete twat. So it’s easy to exceed that. It’s not amazing to me I didn’t grow up to be a twat, because I had great people around me.
“By the third film, I thought, if there’s a time to get out, it’s now; there’s still enough time for another actor to come in and establish himself. For a while, I thought, if I do all of them, will I be able to move on to other stuff or should I start doing other stuff now? But in the end I decided I was having way too much fun. And actually there aren’t many great parts out there for teenage boys, certainly not as good as Harry Potter” (x)