Miles Jupp Q&A


Miles Jupp

‘Famous Last Words’ with the actor and comedian Miles Jupp

Last thing you did that made you feel good?
I’ve just bought a drill; a proper drill just for grown-ups. One that you have to plug into the mains and that requires two hands to hold, like an Uzi. And I bought a big box of drill bits to go with. I now have the capability to drill through wood, masonry or metal. As long as it’s done in easy reach of a plug socket. “If you’re going to do any DIY”, people often say to me, “Then you really do need to get a decent drill.” Well, now I’ve got one and it makes me feel great.

Last thing you’d want to be doing right now?

“To the gallows”

Last night on Earth… What’s your poison?
Red wine. I’d want it be one of those really long nights like at university, when you sit around a table with your best friends and talk filth and nonsense as the empty bottles accumulate and the ashtrays get fuller and fuller. You’d only stand up to go to the loo, or to change another record. (When I was at university, we had CDs, but if I knew it was going to be the last night on earth, I think I’d insist on going vinyl.)

miles jupp black suitLast supper… What are you ordering?
Beef. Lots of it. Although am I being executed? I would hate to go to the gallows feeling bloated.

Last person you’d want to share a drink with?
You could take that question two ways. I’ll assume you mean it in a good day. My wife. We’d have wine probably, and she could choose it. I don’t really know much about wine, whereas my wife used to work in a branch of Oddbins. Which I think we’d all admit essentially makes her a sommelier.

“Keep trying things”

Last time you shed a tear and why?
Being told that you’re expecting twins certainly knocks you a little sideways.

Last refuge… where would you go?
The Oval.

Last the course… tips on loot, love & life?
Oh gosh. Just try things. But keep trying things. But also stop sometimes, put your head in your hands and sigh. And then try things again.

Last but one… random question: Tell us about something that interests you that nobody else knows about. Like Gaelic football … or porcelain.
Marble inlay. Well, it doesn’t interest me exactly. But I know what it is.

Famous Last Words?
Never squeeze water out of a labrador.


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