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For all the recent high-profile film roles, an earlier miniseries character, 1920s Englishman Christopher Tietjens of Parade’s End, inspires him the most.

"He’s just sort of unfathomably generous and patient and yet really quietly courageous. He doesn’t suffer hypocrisy or fools gladly. He doesn’t betray himself or his ideals for any quick fixes. He’s just a good human being," he says. "I’ve got a very big affection for that man. If I can live a life half as good as his, I will know I have done alright." (x)

Loved Parade’s End….but the tree….ugh! I had never before cried because of a tree…