First word - Irene MacDougall interview

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  • 17 December 2009
First word - Irene MacDougall interview

Actress and CATS award-winning mainstay of Dundee Rep Irene MacDougall is currently on sabbatical playing Mrs Darling and Smee in the Royal Lyceum’s Peter Pan. We caught up with her to talk blueberry cheesecake, Bambi and Keanu Reeves

First record you ever bought
Led Zeppelin’s III.

Last time you were chatted up
Last week.

First film you saw that really moved you
Bambi.

Last time you cried
Last week when I went to see A Christmas Carol at Dundee Rep.

First thing you do when you’ve got time off work
Rest, read, garden, clean, shop, cook …

Last great meal you cooked
Delicious Sunday lunch for me and Dominic.

Last extravagant purchase you made

My car.

First crush
Christopher Baines (I was eight).

Last book you read
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – the first in the Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson.

Last time you were star struck
When Keanu Reeves came to Dundee Rep to see Cherry Orchard.

Last meal on earth – what would it be
Steak frites followed by blueberry cheesecake.

First song you’ll sing at karaoke
I would never sing karaoke – I’m uncomfortable singing in public.

Last time someone criticised your work
Well it sort of happens all the time, but I would call it constructive criticism.

First concert you ever attended
Bob Dylan at Blackbushe.

First thing you think of when you wake up in the morning
… another five minutes!

Last thing you think of before you go to sleep

I have a quick think about what I have to do the next day (a sort of mental list – I love lists!).

Peter Pan runs until Sun 3 Jan at the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh.

Peter Pan

The Lyceum Christmas show is always a treat; this year join Peter Pan, the Darling family, the Lost Boys and that dastardly Captain Hook for a festive family show.

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