Nearly two years since he joined the cast, we thought we’d ask Jack Baldwin a little bit about playing Basil Faulty…
Q1: What’s your favourite part working with Faulty Towers The Dining Experience?
The best part, for me, is the audience reaction. Occasionally you get to speak to people after the show and the joy with which they talk is very special. Especially when a few generations are present – Granddad to grandson. It always makes me feel very lucky to be in a position to make others laugh.
Q2: Describe yourself in three words?
Q3: What’s your best (or worst) corpse-ing story?
Since I’m so very professional I view corpse-ing as a cardinal sin on stage and therefore only corpse 5 to 15 times per show.
Q4: What similarities and differences are there between yourself and the character you play?
I’m more lethargic, lazy and lugubrious. I generally try to let things wash over me but the longer the tour, the more we merge.
Q5: If you were an animal, what animal would you be, and why?
Unicorn; because they don’t exist.
Q6: Who’s your favourite cast member to share a dressing room with and why?
I’m yet to share a dressing room with anybody due to my overweening arrogance. I always demand my own room, even if it means getting dressed in the corridor. Which I usually have to.
Q7: If your character had a dating profile, what do you think it would say?
Cultured, educated, hospitality entrepreneur seeks peace and quiet. Knowledge of Greek and Latin texts a plus.
Q8: What was your last tweet or Facebook status?
Either some kind of epoch-making philosophy mixed with a zeitgeist-busting witticism or a video of a cat falling over.
Q9: What don’t you leave home without?
Turning off the lights and locking the door.
Q10: Do you have any hidden talents?
Possibly, but I haven’t found any yet.