The Q&A

The Guardian newspaper has a regular feature, The Q&A, in which famous people answer a set of questions about themselves.

Well, I love this feature and thought it high time that I had a go at answering them myself.

So, here we go!


When were you happiest?

Leaving work on Friday afternoon.

What is your greatest fear?

Drowning, or ending up in prison for a crime I didn’t commit.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?


What is the trait you most deplore in others?


What is your most treasured possession?

A box of letters.

What would your superpower be?


What makes you unhappy?

Being stuck in a job that I don’t enjoy.

What do you most dislike about your appearance?

Too much hair in the wrong places.

If you could bring something extinct back to life, what would you choose?

Joan Rivers.

Who would play you in the film of your life?

Rivers Cuomo from Weezer.


What is the wort thing anyone’s said to you?

If I looked like that I would kill myself.

Is it better to give or receive?

To give.

To whom would you most like to say sorry, and why?

My children, for not always giving them my full attention.

What was the best kiss of your life?

My wife, when I proposed and she said yes.

How do you relax?


How would you like to be remembered?

In context.

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?

Here and now matters more than tomorrow.

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