2017 was the year of music for me. I went to see so many acts live but the band I listened to the most is The 1975. I was writing a play for a theatre festival and their album I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It helped me: their sound is very dark and it inspired the process. One of my favourite songs is Loving Someone, especially because what I got from it when I was listening to it at home was very different to when I saw them in Malahide Castle, when they had rainbow flags in the background.
I watched the 1971 version of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory for the first time the other day and I fell in love with Gene Wilder. He didn’t overact because it was a kid’s film. As an actor it showed me that no matter who your…