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Ian Collyer – Borg

Name: Ian Collyer
Nickname: Not known – it must be used behind my back! At school it was (obviously) ‘Cauliflower’.
Role in Poets Day: Borg
Favourite Scene: The curtain call (in any show): if the show’s gone well, then the audience reaction is great; if it hasn’t, then there’s only a short time before you can run away and hide.
Started Acting Aged: 6 (A drum in Santa’s sack)
Top 3 Roles That You’ve Played: John Worthing in ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’
The Judge in ‘Trial by Jury’
Doc in ‘West Side Story’
Other Roles/Productions: ‘Peer Gynt’, ‘Dido and Aeneas’, ‘Sisterly Feelings’ (Ayckbourn’),

– all as director.

Where Were You Born: Pinner – in the Maitland nursing home, Marsh Road, now flats, which I visited at the time I was born on my 50th birthday!
Favourite Actors: Simon Russell Beale, Peggy Ashcroft, Roger Allam, Judi Dench.
Favourite Plays: ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’, ‘Intimate Exchanges’ (Ayckbourn), “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, ‘Guys and Dolls’.
Favourite Films: ‘The Lord of the Rings’, ‘Tom Jones’, ‘Three Men in a Boat’, ‘2001 A Space Odyssey’.

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