Arts Q&A: Stephen Hagan on Ed Sheeran, rugby & Back to the Future

Brian Campbell puts artists on the spot about what really matters to them. This week: London-based Co Antrim actor Stephen Hagan

Stephen Hagan stars in TV drama Stan Lee's Lucky Man

1. When did you think about acting as a career and what were your first steps into it?

When I got my first professional job out of drama school I thought, 'This could be a goer...'

2. Best gigs you’ve been to?

Elbow at the Latitude festival in Suffolk in 2008.

3. Fantasy wedding/birthday party band?

We actually nearly had The Proclaimers playing at our wedding. My wife is Scottish and she knew their manager but we never sealed the deal. I think they would have been great.

4. The record you’d take to a desert island?

Multiply by Ed Sheeran.

5. And the book?

Gull by Glenn Patterson.

6. Top three films?

Back to the Future 1, 2 and 3.

7. Worst film you’ve seen?

Against the Dark (2009) starring Steven Seagal.

8. Favourite authors?

Shakespeare has to be up there. And Anthony Horowitz and Bob Gale.

9. Sports you most enjoy and top teams?

Rugby – Ireland and Ulster. Football – Arsenal and the green and white army. I'm going to the Euros this summer with my brother in a camper van and I can't wait.

10. Ideal holiday destination?

Les Houches in the French Alps.

11. Pet hate?

Pet cats.

12. What’s your favourite:

Dinner? Steak.

Dessert? Warm rhubarb crumble and cold custard.

Drink? Guinness.

13. Who is your best friend and how do you know each other?

Wendy Wason. We're married.

14. Is there a God?

If you need there to be, there can be.

:: Stephen Hagan stars in the TV drama Lucky Man, alongside Jimmy Nesbitt, which airs on Sky 1 on Fridays at 9pm


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