At last we have an interview! The Metro has shared a fun and revealing interview with Tom today, along with a gorgeous photo, in which he chats about the end of Da Vinci's Demons, his character in The Collection, Starfish and how they filmed Dark Heart. Read it in full on the Metro website.
As Da Vinci you often sported a leather jerkin. As Claude Sabine in The Collection, you’re in leather again. Something we should know?
You’ve got me — if there’s leather involved in the part, I’m in. I put it in my contract!
Seriously, though, The Collection is a departure from your previous roles. What attracted you to it?
Well, it’s a period drama set in post-war Paris in a world of secrets and collaborators, and you get the sense of a city that’s ashamed of itself, trying to rebuild itself. I play a designer who has to keep his colourful private life private because it would cause a scandal. So he’s a really interesting character. On top of that, there’s a striking sense of style to the show. There’s almost a Mad Men feel to it, I’m very proud of it.