We sat down with some of our brilliant cast and crew prior to our production of "Feel / More" which returns to the King's Head Theatre next week! We'd love to take this opportunity to introduce you to Kieran Faulkner who features as "Charlie" in a piece by the writer of "Feel" James Lewis. We sat down and gave him our "10 Question Challenge" and here's what he had to say for himself!
1) Describe yourself in 5 words
Actor, gig lover, professional sleeper
2) Tell us a bit about your character and what you like most about them?
Charlie is a regular guy who has an average 9-5 life and never does anything particularly strange. When he considers doing something completely out of the ordinary it makes him reconsider everything. He's great at looking at the bigger picture and evaluating things fairly which I like. He's also quite cheeky which I really like.
3) What is it that you like most about Feel / More and why do you think people should buy a ticket?
Sometimes an evening of monologues has the potential to be a mixed bag but I think Feel / More works with every single one. What I like most is the warmth and honesty of each speech. It shows through in absolute spades in the way that good writing should. If you buy a ticket you won't be disappointed.
4) What's your favourite theatre production and why?
That's a toughie. It's very hard to pick just one. Straight play would probably be Angels in America. The revival at the national last year blew my mind. Musical would have to be Les Mis, its something I performed in youth theatre several times and I have a very personal connection to it
5) If you could play only one more role for the rest of your life what would it be and why?
If I could play Bottom from "A Midsummer Nights Dream" forever and ever I would be very happy. Its just so utterly silly and amazingly fun to play, plus you get to wear a cute pair of donkey ears which is a bonus. I'd love to do it again if not forever
6) Whats the best piece of direction you've been given?
One piece of direction that stands out was when I was told to be "more like Hugh grant" during an audition. I didn't get the part so obviously I need to rewatch Notting Hill
7) Which actor do you admire and why?
Once again too many to name. If pushed I'd say Ian McKellen. To do this for that long and to be that consistently good for that whole length of time is something I could only aspire to. That and I really wanna play Magneto...
8) What would the title of your autobiography be?
"Playing Pretend" (Plus at least 200 pages would be dedicated to useless advice like surviving moshpits, how to get the best out of a Tesco meal deal etc...
9) If you could be any sort of biscuit, what sort of biscuit would you be?
Those chocolate ones with the wrapping you get in selection boxes. Once you get rid of the awkward fiddly wrapping there's something really nice on the inside
10) Tell us something about you which we might not already know?
I once worked security for the Royal Family. It was at Royal ascot. Somebody bought me a gin and tonic. That was the only good part of the day.
Kieran is an actor from London and takes on the role of "Charlie" in Feel / More written by James Lewis on June 10 / 11. When he's not wanting to be one of the X Men you can also catch him in Sweeney Todd this summer in Edinburgh. You can follow Kieran on Twitter @KEFaulkner93. You can also follow Proforca on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @ProforcaTheatre and via our website at www.proforca.co.uk.