I think I started acting because I found being away at school while my parents were divorcing really distressing. It’s only now I’ve got a retrospective angle on it. When you are a teenager, suddenly you start harbouring secrets in a different way. If you are at a boys’ school, especially, there is a level of bravado that you have to keep up otherwise you’ll get picked on. I was really quite upset, and probably very sad and vulnerable and angry. Acting presented a way of expelling those feelings in a safe place.