Smith has the words ‘To be an artist is to fail — SB’ written on the lid to some stationery in his trailer. He explains, “I wrote that down ‘cos, frankly, I was staring into an abyss that I thought was unclimbable, and the prospect of failure was looming large. When I started this job, it was terrifying. It was: You Will Fail. You Are Young. And Foolish. And Look Stupid.”
Well, he hasn’t failed. The show has been a big success in the U.K. and the 29-year-old actor is sure to enjoy many more successes in the years ahead.