British actor who played major roles in A.I. and the Sherlock Holmes films. He won the 2000 BAFTA Award for his work in The Talented Mr. Ripley. In 2015, he starred in the comedy Spy.
He began his acting career while performing with the National Youth Music Theatre. He debuted in the 1989 film The Tailor of Gloucester.
He played Watson in the 21st century Sherlock Holmes films alongside Robert Downey, Jr.