The first film I remember seeing at the cinema?
The Slipper and the Rose in 1976
The best place to see a movie?
In a cinema auditorium that I have all to myself, or in bed.
The Omen (original) still has me leaving the hall light on if I watch it before going to bed.
Anything even remotely emotional sets me off, but in particular, I was in floods when I first saw Brokeback Mountain, as was everyone else in the cinema. And, I can’t go out for at least 12 hours after watching Terms of Endearment.
I can’t put my finger on one particular film that I consider the funniest, but the Carry On series have consistently tickled me since I was a young child. I especially love all those starring the incomparable Kenneth Williams.
I cherish this autograph above all the others that I collected in my childhood… even more than the one I have from Rod Hull and Emu!
My favourite item of clothing?
The couch potato’s favourite – pyjamas.
My secret talent?
If I revealed that it wouldn’t be a secret, would it?
But I’m surprisingly bad at?
Remaining composed when watching anything remotely emotional or sad.
My favourite film genre?
Romcoms – love and laughter – the two most important things in life. I also love biopics and psychological horror movies.
And I’m least likely to watch…?
Action movies or Westerns.
In my biopic, I want to be played by…?
Bambi. I’m always being likened to the gawky fawn, particularly when unsteady on my feet after a few drinks.
My guilty pleasure?
If it’s a pleasure you should never feel guilty about it.
My most embarrassing moment ever?
Too embarrassing to mention – all I will say is that my days on the stage are over.
The film I wish they’d make…?
The Dolly Parton Story. I can’t believe that a biopic hasn’t been made about her yet, even an unauthorised one. Rumour has it that Dolly wants Scarlett Johansson to play her when it finally gets made.
The other film I wish they’d make is a Mamma Mia!-style musical, but with classic Dolly songs. I guess it would have to be called Here You Come Again. Hmm, perhaps not that likely, but still, this may well make it onto the big screen eventually.
My motto is…?
To thine own self be true – that’s Shakespeare don’t you know.