Where is home?
London. And even though I spend a lot of time out of the city I still very much feel part of its fabric – and always will.
What place most lived up to the hype?
Malaysia – and especially Kuala Lumpur. It’s a great city, there’s so much to see and do.
What’s your favourite city?
London, of course. Though New York is a city I’m very close to. But also I am totally in love with Accra, the capital of Ghana, which is beautiful, warm and has the friendliest people in the world.
Describe your favourite view
For total beauty it would be God’s Window in Blyde River Canyon, South Africa – it’s mind blowing.
What’s your favourite hotel?
The Petit Ermitage in West Hollywood is unbelievably cool. It’s a great place to stay or just hang out.
Best thing you’ve learnt on a trip?
When I was filming Long Walk to Freedom I wanted to get a sense of what [Nelson] Mandela had to go through so I slept in his jail cell on Robben Island and came out feeling a real appreciation for my freedom.
Earliest travel memory?
I was on holiday in France when I was 12 and got the most painful sunburn. The doctors poured cold yoghurt all over my stomach – it felt weird, but actually, it did the trick.
Best dish you’ve eaten on a trip?
We were in Kigali, Rwanda, filming, and I went out for dinner on my own one night and found a local place that did steamed tilapia fish stuffed with onions, garlic and herbs – it’s still the best meal I’ve ever had.
I always pack…
Ray-Ban Wayfarers – a classic design that still can’t be beaten.
My best-kept travel secret is…
East London – please don’t miss it on your visit to the capital.
Best place for shopping?
London. You can get the best suits in Savile Row; or Carnaby Street for trainers you won’t find anywhere else.
Best city for nightlife?
I once DJed at a Madonna concert in Berlin – a city that knows how to party.
My favourite travel pastime is…
I like to explore, I like to have my mind blown, I like to see things of sheer wonder and beauty. That’s why I travel.