“It’s quite funny—no, it’s hilarious to be considered a sex symbol. In school I was a beanpole with a nose I hadn’t grown into. I was gangly. I always wanted to be two inches shorter. And I suppose I was always looked at in a certain adult way; I never had that hair-ruffling ’aren’t you cute?’ thing. I’m a big, gangly 6 foot 2 bloke.”