Tell us a bit about your family.
I met my wife when I was in the sixth form. She was the coolest girl there, I was the college nerd (so if you’re reading this and you believe you’re a failed man, think again). We’ve got a Kerry Blue Terrier called Arthur Perrins. People think I’m joking when I say that, but it’s the name he came from the kennel with. I’ve also got two grown-up sons. I can’t remember what their names are.
How do you work through self-doubts and fear?
Just get on with the task in hand. Sometimes, the longer you think about something, the worse it gets.
What scares you the most?
I run a Human Rights club at school, so I’m often hearing, reading and talking about the terrible things humans do to one another. Having a red-hot iron pressed into the soles of your feet for five minutes seems pretty scary, but it happens. Having your testicles crushed with pliers.
What makes you happiest?
Sunshine and seventy-two free hours.
What’s your greatest character strength?
Genre – Espionage Thriller
Rating – PG
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