Profession: Actor. I was in Eastenders
for five years and The Bill for three years. I’m currently
doing a full-time GTP teacher training course at Heathfield
College. I'm also a founder teaching member of Sentre Stage,
a drama training school in Lewes on Saturdays for 13-18 year
Are you local: if not how long
have you been here? I’ve lived in Lewes for 13 years.
The year John Smith died: I remember that because I was doing
the decorating at the time, and I’ve been Labour all
Best thing about Lewes? It’s
a child-friendly chilled-out place. It’s a beautiful
place, too. There’s still a sense of community here.
I’m from Croydon, and you don’t get that there
Worst thing about Lewes? Like
any small place it can be bit incestuous. It’s difficult
to be anonymous here. If you didn’t get on with people
it could become a difficult place to live, because you see
the same people every day.
Favourite pub? I’m not
much of a pubbing person. But I like the way every pub here
has got its own different character. They are very much products
of the people who run them, and the people who go in. I like
the Elephant best. It’s a great rugby pub.
What’s your poison? In
a pub I’ll drink lager because yeast makes me wheeze,
which rules out bitter. At home I’ll drink a good white
Waitrose or Tesco (or neither)?
I do the cooking at home, so I do most of the shopping. I
go to Tesco’s principally. Waitrose has an interesting
selection but it’s too pricey.
What do you think about traffic wardens?
They’ve got a difficult job because any parking scheme
is going to be unpopular. Provided they behave with sensitivity,
it isn’t right to take your frustration out on them.