It’s sounds a bit vain for a bloke, but in my profession it’s actually really important to keep your face looking as fresh as you can.

I’m a big fan of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, whose aim is to end the senseless slaughter of wildlife in oceans around the world and protect their habitats; I try to support them as much as I can.

Adam Carter was created with the knowledge that Matthew Macfadyen, who played Tom Quinn, would leave the series.

The intention was that Adam would be different from Tom; the producers wanted a character who was a husband with an MI6 background. Before the sixth series finale aired, it was announced that Penry-Jones would leave the series.

He is portrayed by British actor Rupert Penry-Jones.

The character is a former MI6 officer who takes charge as the chief of Section D, and hence the head protagonist following the departure of Tom Quinn in series three.

There was an award-winning documentary called made a few years ago which shows the pointless killing of pods of dolphins in a particular cove in Taiji in Japan which had a profound effect on me. An amazing group of volunteers from Sea Shepherd travel to this cove every year to try to stop this slaughter – I’d love to be able to go out with them one day and help out.

“Do everything in moderation and then you don’t need to give anything up! It’s something my dad said to me years ago and I’ve lived by it without getting into too much deep water.

“Naming no names, but if you’re unfit and uncoordinated you should not be allowed to handle a cutlass,” he says.

is a fictional character from the BBC espionage television series Spooks, which follows the exploits of Section D, a counter-terrorism division of MI5.

It’s not just a post-Olympics health jag, Rupert Penry-Jones has long believed that all actors should be forced to do more sport.