Hate to disappoint you, Eddie is NOT drama school trained.
Try to get the film Hick, and you'll see him in a different light. He did a cracking Texan accent. If you can get hold of Pillars on the Earth, a Canadian production apparently, in it Eddie was red hair. He was not bad in it as well. My Week with Marilyn was quite good too.
I liked Birdsong, but I understand when it was shown by the BBC, a lot of people panned it.
I said he comes across as drama school....not he was. I've seen My Week With Marilyn and found him dull in that too.
He's obviously someone I'm not going to take to.