5 minutes with Lee Ingleby

inglebyActor Lee Ingleby will be back on our screens next week as the new series of Inspector George Gently gets underway. Best known for his roles as Inspector Gently’s sergeant, John Bacchus and Stan Shunpike in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban the Burnley-born actor has a string of acting roles under his belt from a serial killer in Luther to the best friend of Drew Barrymore’s character in the Hollywood film Ever After: A Cinderella Story.

Who was the first person you spoke to this morning?

I spoke to a friend of mine about going to see another friend in a play in the West End.

What would your perfect day be?

Pretty simple really, long walk with a loved one, brunch somewhere funky, maybe the cinema followed by a beer or two with a bunch of mates.

What would your perfect Valentine’s date be?

Maybe the Eurostar to Paris…

What did you want to be when you were younger?

It was a Ghostbuster for a while, then a fireman.

What super power would you like?

Has to be flight. I used to be obsessed with Superman as a kid.

What are you most proud of?

My family.

What are you currently reading, watching and listening to?

Reading holiday brochures and planning my next trip. Watching The Tunnel (British/French remake of The Bridge). And listening to Jake Bugg’s new album
Shangi La.

What inspires you?


What is your most treasured possession?

A stuffed toy monkey that I’ve had all my life

Who would you like to be stranded on a desert island with?  

That would be saying.

What would you like to be better at?

I wish I could play the piano.

Inspector George Gently starts on BBC One, 6 February, 8.30pm.

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