Everyone else there had grown up singing and dancing, whereas I was the opposite." Originally he wanted to be an archaeologist and travel around the world after seeing Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in 1989, but he scrapped the idea after realizing that the occupation is not as remunerative as he had expected.
Instead, he turned to acting, in which he was also inspired by Harrison Ford, who played Indiana Jones, and Marlon Brando who played Vito Corleone.
In the same year, he portrayed Wickham in Joe Wright's version of Pride and Prejudice.
In 2010, he played Albert, Prince Consort in Young Victoria.
That said, The Hollywood Gossip has put together a list of some of its favorite obscure celebrity boyfriends who have come and gone in the past six months - along with some who are still hanging around. But we do have a couple of anonymous sources willing to talk about the relationship!
Or should we call him Rupert Friendâ€¦ With Benefits! Especially if that someone is relative unknown, an individual shrouded in mystery who we can't wait to learn about.
In the first series of BBC2’s game-changing thriller The Fall we meet Paul Spector, a loving husband and father.
The pair share chiselled features, dramatic flair and Keira on speed dial, so superstardom awaits.
The pouting actress has amassed countless plaudits for her performances over the years but it’s recently become clear that she can also lay claim to having the Midas touch when it comes to those she invites into her inner circle.
Cases in point: ex-boyfriends Jamie Dornan of The Fall and Homeland’s Rupert Friend.
He played three minor roles in the film The Laramie Project when he was in second year in his drama school, and was spotted by the film's casting director, who eventually introduced Friend to a larger role.
In 2005, he had his first starring role as Ludovic Meyer in the film adaption of Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont, in which he starred opposite Joan Plowright.
Dornan and Friend are our favourite male talents on TV right now.