By Eileen Murphy
This week’s visitor to the Echo Chamber is actor Dermot Crowley, who plays Finbar in the Broadway production of Conor McPherson’s riveting and chilling play "The Weir."
1. Who would be the first person you’d invite to an intimate dinner party?
No one else but my wife.
2. Who’d be the last?
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3. Who’d be in the kitchen doing all the washing up?
Margaret Thatcher – gagged.
4. If the house were on fire and you had time to grab only one thing (other than a person or a pet) what would it be?
Telephone number of my insyrance company.
5. What was the scariest movie you ever saw?
6. What is the first thing you notice about a person?
7. If you won the Lotto, what’s the first thing you’d do?
Ask "how much?"
8. What is your funniest hidden talent?
I’m afraid it can’t be revealed in a family newspaper.
9. Three elements necessary for a really good ghost story?
a. A stormy night.
c. A knock at the door.
10. "On my days off, you’ll most likely find me . . .
At the movies, then sinking a pint or two in my local pub.
11. What word or phrase do you use constantly?
"You’re paying HOW MUCH for your apartment?"
12. Most embarrassing moment onstage?
Playing "sophisticated" Finbar in "The Weir" for two hours with my trouser leg stuck in my sock.
13. What makes you laugh?
My paycheck before deductions.
14. What scares you?
My paycheck after deductions.
15. How would you like to be remembered?
Fondly, as the longest living member of Actor’s Equity.
16. What person (living or dead) would you most like to have a slow dance with?
See answer #1.