During his college years, he and his friends put on productions of William Shakespeare in the local pub.
Began acting in school.
He was born in Boulder, Colorado but moved to England as a baby.
At seventeen, he spent a year back-packing in Tibet with his older brother. On his return, he began attending Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art but found it hard to settle back in. Ultimately, though, he did graduate.
Education: Fine Arts College Hampstead, Webber Douglas Academy Of Dramatic Arts (graduated 1999).
Family: Two older brothers, one of whom traveled through Tibet with JJ at age seventeen, and one younger sister.
London is the most multicultural, mixed-race place on Earth.
I've been compared to Jude Law my whole career.
I think that America has an obsession with history, really.
Every penny I've ever saved has been spent on airline tickets to different corners of the world.
Before 'Austenland,' I got to do a lead role in 'Northanger Abbey', which is Jane Austen. Growing up in England, you can't really ignore Jane Austen. It's always been there.
The greatest gift children can give you is that, for the first time, you're not the center of your own universe.
I think my favorite is independent cinema. I think that, especially with last year's Oscars, all the films nominated were independent cinema. Not one of them was a studio blockbuster. I hope that there's a return to the glory days of independent cinema. Because at the moment, you either have to raise $300 million to save the world from zombies or you get $100 bucks and a mobile phone to make a movie, and that middle ground budget has disappeared and I think that's an absolute travesty. That's where the art really happens and that's where the enjoyment really happens is the happy medium of a budget to make something to its full potential and be small enough of the scale where you can really hone in on telling a story and acting.