Alistair Findlay and I had a wonderful conversation about his life and career. We have carefully chosen 8 insights from our chat that you may find of use for your own life, no matter who you are, or what you do…
- It’s one of the pleasures, actually seeing how other people perform, especially if they are better than you, and you can learn from them.
- Then there’s mental resilience, most jobs need a certain amount of mental resilience, and for the times in between when there is no work.
- Also the ability to get on with your fellow actors, crew and production especially in a touring theatrical production, but also on a film or TV set.
- You know sometimes you give them great apples, but really, they want great pears, and then you don’t hear from them.
- I don’t think there is really, which is probably a good thing. I would have liked to have written more but there is nothing stopping me. And what’s great about acting, there is no retirement age!
- More recently I’ve been a cleaner at the local tennis club; cleaning the loos one day and then the next day I’m flying off to Canada on location. Gaps between payments are sometimes tricky.
- Waste not, want not.
- I usually go to the library, but I also get a lot of books from the local charity shops, read them and either pass them on to friends or back to the charity shop.
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