Once you have taken on a role, what are the initial steps of your working process?
Kathryn Geertsema asks:
The first role I saw you in was Vesper in Casino Royale – by far my favourite Bond girl. What was it like having to carry a mantle like that, and at a relatively young age? What have been your most thrilling roles?
Do you have a favourite in terms of stage acting or acting on films or TV? I assume it is quite different, but do you find one type of acting more challenging than the other?
Can I ask about playing Desdemona? The full audio of the production is on YouTube, and your death scene in particular is extraordinary without even seeing it. Where did that energy come from? Amazing.
Are you going to be in the new season of House of Cards?
I would love to be on Bear Grylls' show!
What are you currently watching on television, and what active show would you want to be on?
The night she'll never forget
I saw Hedda a few weeks back and was deeply impressed by your performance. Sadly, someone in the second row fainted five minutes before the end and the performance was suspended, with you dripping in tomato juice. How on earth do you deal with that as an actor and maintain your focus?
Lloyd Augustus Mike asks:
The first times I saw you on film was when you acted alongside Judi Dench in Mrs Henderson Presents. Your on-screen presence was amazing, the film really touched me and you helped my understanding of how the war affected ordinary people in London. What has been your most difficult role, and was it also your most rewarding experience, or one you would choose not to repeat?