forget me not
suzanne snow
forget me not
suzanne snow, romantic fiction author

Talking with Tom Bellingham

Welcome, Tom, to our “Talking With” feature. Let’s get started. What do you like doing in your spare time?

I find cooking relaxing, and I love to read. I run quite a lot but that’s more about keeping fit than for pleasure.

 Who is your celebrity crush?

I’m not sharing that with you, you might tell them!

 Are you single?

Yes.

How would someone get your attention? 

By being themselves and understanding I’m not like the characters I’ve played.

What has been your best/worst date?

My worst date was in LA and with a person with whom I had very little in common. She was lovely but not for me. I might not have had my best date yet, I’m hoping it might be in Paris. Watch this space …

 What would you change your name to?

Well, it wouldn’t be Richard Harrington, that’s for sure. I’ve always liked Arthur because it was my grandfather’s name but I don’t think it would suit me.

 What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Assuming I’m always about to whip off my shirt on television. It was just the one series when I did that and I had no idea it would be quite so popular. Can’t think why (winks). 

Is that right (laughs). So what’s your annoying habit?

Just the one? Overthinking things can get tiresome and I’m learning not to.

 Do you get used to being a celebrity?

In a way. I’ve learned to live with a certain amount of attention, and I don’t take everything too seriously. I hope I’m always nice to people when I meet them.

 Who has inspired you the most?

I doubt I would have had the career I did without my first drama teacher, and I find kindness and a willingness to help others inspirational.

 Do you speak any other languages?

Does a bit of Italian count? I learned for a part and didn’t manage to keep it up.

 Where would you like to visit?

I’ve been fortunate to travel a lot during my career, but I’ve never been to Vietnam and I’d love to go.

 If you weren’t famous, what would you be up to right now?

That’s a good question. Maybe running my own bookshop or working as an editor.

 Who is the messiest person you know?

She wouldn’t be happy if I told you! Let’s just say it’s not me!

 What’s the most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this week?

I’m re-reading some of my favourite Christmas books, and I’ve just started Truman Capote’s A Christmas Memory, which is so charming and full of heart.

 What would you like remembered about you?

Work aside, as someone who loved and was loved.

What is one message you would give to your fans?

Thank you for supporting me so loyally throughout my career, especially after I played Harrington. He was a great character for me, and I do still wonder what he might be up to now. Maybe I should put pen to paper and find out for myself...

 

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