"My personal journey to becoming an actor was one of desperation," he revealed. "Like, 'This boy has to do something or he'll end up in jail'"
"I had no idea how to handle the industry," added Tom, who battled addiction during his twenties. "How to interact with producers, executive producers, studios… I was 24 – punching above my weight.
"And it’s taken being someone’s dad, being divorced, going to rehab, having mortgages, playing different characters, doing theatre, waiting and then it not happening. And then doing rather well at something, enjoying my character work, but it not being a huge amount of money."