David Harbour photographed by Leigh Keily for …

David Harbour photographed by Leigh Keily for British GQ

About Stranger Things, set for a third series in July, he says that he knows where the story is going for Hopper and that it’s “very beautiful”.

“Hopper is, above all, a man of justice and he will end up a man of justice. It’s satisfying, but not saccharine,” he says. All of which, frankly, makes it sound like he dies – but that’s drama Harbour would admire.

The actor had classical training, dropping the names of Achilles, Hector, Henry V, Coriolanus, Hamlet and Titus Andronicus into our chat. “You don’t hire me because you want The Rock,” he explains. “I’m more of a psychological actor.”