"She and her boyfriend of two years, the Game of Thrones actor Richard Madden, read each other’s scripts and tape each other’s auditions. ‘It is hard not to only talk about acting, but we do try.’ They met in Budapest when she was filming Julian Fellowes’ ITV series Titanic and he was working on Birdsong. ‘Budapest is always full of English actors. When we were there The Borgias and World Without End were also filming, and we’d all go out for drinks in these amazing ruin bars — derelict buildings with bars in the central courtyards.’ Richard was already friends with Matt Smith, and the couple are part of a Primrose Hill scene that includes Polly Stenham and Channel 4’s head of drama Piers Wenger. ‘Richard had a party at the weekend that Matt came to. And Piers has these parties where Florence Welch sometimes performs, which is amazing. I like people who are ambitious about what they are doing, who are successful and interesting.’"
— Jenna Louise Coleman for the London Evening Standard