Favourite food:

Asparagus with poached egg and hollandaise.

Favourite film: Roman Polanski's Tess - it was the first film I felt I had to see again.

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Favourite music: Currently Nina Simone Live Performance Recordings. I'm still trying to get panto songs out of my head.

Favourite holiday destination: The Maldives in my dreams. Puerto Pollensa, Mallorca, is my favourite, non-fantasy island destination.

Last book read: Geoff Hamilton's Organic Gardening, a daily dip into this makes me happy. I tend to read novels only when on holiday.

Worst career moment: A curtain mishap at the Beacon opening Gala ... Polly, forgive me.

Best personality trait: Passionate enthusiasm.

Worst personality trait: Too easily distracted.

Best advice received: We are not our jobs, thank you Rosamunde Hutt, theatre director.