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.