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10 questions with... Ian Kelly

Actor and 'accidental biographer' Ian Kelly, from Eye. Photo: Sasha Damjanovski

Actor and 'accidental biographer' Ian Kelly, from Eye. Photo: Sasha Damjanovski

Sasha Damjanovski

Each week we put a Norwich resident in the hot seat and ask them 10 questions about themselves. This week we spoke with Ian Kelly, co-scenario writer for the Northern Ballet’s production of Casanova at Norwich Theatre Royal from April 4-8. You may also know him as Hermione Granger’s dad from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

• Describe Norwich in three words…

Pubs, clubs, churches.

• If you were stranded on a deserted island with three people, who would you want them to be?

My children, Oscar and Celia, and my other half, Claire Kelly of the Mindfulness in Schools Project - they’d all keep each other and me laughing, at least one of us would be practical, and we’d remain mindful that at least we have got away from Donald Trump.

• If you could be anyone else who would you be?

Just at the moment, maybe Giacomo Casanova - to answer all the questions I get asked about him over my book and ballet at Norwich Theatre Royal…well, that’s partly why.

• How would you spend a perfect weekend in Norwich?

At the theatre, wandering the market and the alleys…popping into the occasional pub and I love the Castle Museum.

• Would you rather spend a night in front of the TV or a night out in the city?

City every time. Apart from in February when it’s raining, I guess...

• What’s your mantra in life?

When in doubt, say ‘yes’!

• Which song defines your life?

Hi diddley di - An Actors Life for me -from Pinocchio.

• What’s your biggest fear?

Being stuck on a desert island listening to the song that defines my life - and Donald Trump.

• Which one thing could you never be without?

Laughter - mainly at myself.

• What would you do if you won the lottery?

Nothing different - so I must have already.

• If you’d like to take part in this feature, email courtney.pochin@archant.co.uk


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