Joseph has been exceptionally kind in answering a few (ok more than a few) interview questions put to him by website member Susannah. Part 1 posted today and Part 2 will be tomorrow. A huge thank you to Joseph for doing this for us.
Section A – Quick Fire Round ….ten starters
Latest Film you saw Casino Royale – sadly.
Last Book you read Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins by Rupert Everett
Best book(s) ever Nightmare Question ! Ummmmm…… Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde) or David Copperfield (Charles Dickens)
Most coveted part (in a play or film) Archie Rice in The Entertainer by John Osborne. I’ll have to wait for a few years.
Role model / hero / heroine My Father
Music on your iPod/ CD player Smashing Pumpkins, Harry Connick Jnr, Big Star, Teenage Fanclub, Smiths, REM
Couldn’t do without My wife and our children
Biggest fashion mistake Following the motto “function before fashion” my whole life
On holiday (with apologies to the Independent) … culture vulture, beach bum or adrenaline junkie Beach bum
Best holiday destination Barbados – Sandpiper Hotel
Section B – More considered, but somewhat random
We understand that you are a football fan, what team do you support and what position would you play for them, should they tempt you away from acting Liverpool in Midfield
Do you have any superstitions or routines before you go on stage A good stretch and warm up. Eat my meal at least an hour before curtain.
How do you keep fit? Are you a gym bunny or a couch potato Theatre keeps me fit – if not, gym when I can.
Your favourite ways to relax Long Baths, nature and the countryside, time with my family.
What attracted you to acting in the first place Not sure – it’s a long story. It just seemed to reach out and grab me when I was 17 or so. Also it seemed a great way to meet girls !
What’ s the most interesting question that you have ever been asked in an interview or audition (we’re looking for some hints here !) No idea. Sorry. You’re doing fine.