What was the last book
read loads recently, which is something of new habit for me.
I've been reading sutff like The Outside [by Albert Camus],
which I'd never read before. I really thought that was amazing.
The last book I read was Will Self's The Quantity Theory of
Do you drive?
taken a test. I was actually thinking of buying a car recently,
and a friend of mine was going to drive me around. I'd get a
Do you have a favourite
is probably my favourite artist. Some painters remind me of authors
and Hockney has that economy of style that makes me think of
someone like Camus."
Your favourite building?
like Centrepoint [central London tower blcok]. Justine's
dad was involved with that. I did study architecture for a while
and found I wasn't any good at it. It think architecture is such
a potent thing, because it's so public - the impostion of your
stylistic regime on the world. St Paul's Cathedral is one of
the most awesome things I've ever come across."
What's your favourite
I absolutely love it. The Mitchells used to be my favourite characters,
but they've really gone downhill. When we did Top of the Pops
early on, we graffiti-ed 'Animal Nitrate' on the cafe in Albert
Square. I was actually speaking to one of the writers once and
she was talking about me doing a cameo. That'd be marvellous.
As it is, the best we've had is when Grant was driving along,
playing 'Trash' in his car radio."
How many pairs of trainers
do you own?
"I quite like
trainers. Simon is virulently anti-trainers. I've never even
seen Simon in a pair of socks. His feet seem to be permanently
encased in a pair of DMs."
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