Actor and director Anjelica Huston is the star of numerous acclaimed films, from Prizzi’s Honour – for which she won an Oscar in 1985 – and The Addams Family to The Royal Tenenbaums. She spent much of her childhood in Ireland and starred in her legendary director father John’s celebrated 1987 adaptation of James Joyce’s The Dead. She has directed several films, including the Dublin-set Agnes Browne, in which she again showed her perfect Irish accent. Oh yes, and she was in Spinal Tap too.
What’s the first record you ever bought?
‘When a Man Loves a Woman’ – Percy Sledge, ’66
What’s your favourite smell?
Frangipani, fresh after a warm rain
Have you ever had a nickname?
‘Jelly-bags’ (my brother), ‘Jel’ (my mother)
What is your favourite room in your house?
What are your guilty pleasures?
Chocolate and naps
What would people be surprised to know about you?
I’m a farmer.
Who is your closest female friend?
I’ve got a few.
Do you have any tattoos or piercings?
My ears are pierced, twice
Where would you most like to live?
In a beautiful plantation house on a remote but ravishing tropical island
Who was your first kiss and where did it happen?
Joshua Thomas, circa ’66
What’s the most unusual question you’ve ever been asked?
Will you marry me?
What’s the best Christmas present you’ve ever received?
What is your favourite word?
Who was your first love?
Joshua Thomas, circa ’65-’66
If you weren’t doing what you do, what might you have become?
Is there a book you’ve bought several times as a gift for someone?
Alice in Wonderland
What happens after we die?
Things go on
What female historical figure do you admire most?
Sum yourself up in three words:
Hopeful, wary, animal-lover
And finally… What are you anti? What are you pro?
Pro: gentleness and humour