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Toby Stephens talks of his first on-screen comedy role

20 August 2010 Last updated at 09:55 BST

He is renowned for playing brooding heartthrobs on screen and giving heavyweight performances on stage.

But now Toby Stephens has turned to comedy as a maverick detective with a complicated love life in the BBC Two programme Vexed.

He told the BBC why this was his first on-screen comedic role.