Actor’s choice of lift companion is absolutely divine
Dec 13 2008 by Val Javin, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
ACTOR Nicholas Courtney was born on December 16, 1929 in Cairo, Egypt.
He is most famous for playing Brigadier (later Sir) Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart in Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures from 1968 through to 2008.
Nicholas is married and has two children. He now lives in Crouch End, North London.
He can be seen in the series finale of The Sarah Jane Adventures on BBC1, on Monday, December 15.
If you had to be stuck in a lift with someone, who would it be? Jesus Christ.
What is your biggest fear? My biggest fear is fear itself, I think.
Do you have any superstitions? Not many. In the theatre you're not supposed to quote Macbeth, nor are you supposed to whistle in the dressing room, so I don't do either.
If you could only have one song on your iPod, what would it be? La Mer, by Charles Trenet. It's a French song.
What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given? When in doubt, say nothing. I learned that by experience, I think.
When was the last time you cried and why? I remember crying at my son's wedding, because it was very moving.
What's your indulgence? Well, I still smoke. Not a lot though.
How environmentally friendly are you? Well, as much as the next person I suppose.
How many texts do you send in a day? None at all, I don't use texts. I only use the phone for receiving and making calls. I don't like texts, I like talking to people.
Who's the most famous person in your mobile?: You could say Jon Culshaw; I've got his number, because he used to do impressions of Tom Baker in Doctor Who.
What item could you not live without? Well, food I suppose.
If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be? I'd like to be more ambitious, because I'm not very ambitious, would you believe.
Where are you going on holiday? Well, I go to various places, it could be the Canary Islands or it could be Morocco.
What were you doing this time yesterday? This time yesterday I was writing my foreign Christmas cards.
What will you be doing this time tomorrow? This time tomorrow I'll be going up to the West End for a meeting with Equity, which is my union.