The 55-12 months-previous actor is writing and generating a one particular-gentleman participate in primarily based on a guide by Ulster historian Mark Scott known as Among the Kings. Dan life in east Belfast, is married to instructor Cathy and has a few daughters, Sarah, Hannah and Martha.
Q: Do you choose frequent training and if so, what?
A: I have a extensive history with activity. I experienced as a trainer and one of my topics was PE so I have dabbled in every little thing. I utilized to engage in rugby at a rather substantial stage but experienced to give it up in circumstance of damage. I progressed to road operating and finished a handful of Belfast Marathons. I was significant into hillwalking and mountaineering and have climbed in Eire, France, Spain and North The us. As I acquired older my knees started to rebel so I rediscovered cycling a few a long time back as a result of my pal, Tv set exec Stephen Wright (who made The Drop – and a bicycle for me). Jointly we have cycled a whole lot of miles – typically in circles this yr. I just purchased a new bike and as a center-aged man in Lycra (MAMIL) – I know we glance incredibly hot.
Q: What is the worst illness you have had?
A: I’ve been blessed in adulthood (so much) and I have not had any key health troubles other than dodgy knees and attempting to handle my center-aged spread. I experienced a fairly poor time as a youngster with measles and rooster pox and remember the experiences vividly. Asthma was my greatest issue and it hospitalised me a several situations. I keep in mind getting really frightened at not currently being equipped to get a breath but luckily it would not trouble me now.
Q: How healthy is your diet?
A: I’m great with fruit, veg and fish and I really don’t seriously eat much crimson meat. I adore cheese but the cheese police have their headquarters in our household and I do not get practically as considerably as I might like. I also adore bread, champ, pasta, Ulster Fries and egg sodas – so you be the judge.
Q: Any bad behavior?
A: Cheese, bread, champ, pasta, Ulster Fries and egg sodas. I reside in front of my personal computer and possibly commit far too substantially time wanting at a display screen.
Q: Do you drink and smoke and if so, how a great deal?
A: Undoubtedly a non-smoker – although people who smoke standing outdoors at activities are normally the ideal craic so I generally find myself exterior listening to them. I’m not a major drinker and surely not a admirer of massive quantities of beer. I did some company perform with Bushmills Whiskey a couple of years again and was converted as I was taught by Colm Egan, the Master Distiller, how to recognize it. So each and every so normally on distinctive instances, I do.
Q: Do you take any nutritional supplements?
A: Vitamin C. I’m persuaded it allows stave off colds and flu and, contact wood, I haven’t endured in modern moments. I use an application on my bike which information my mileage and effort so if I commence to tumble at the rear of in actions or effort and hard work, it nags me.
Q: How do you get time out?
A: Biking is the new usual for me and if the climate is kind and I have time I am going to head out either on your own in the course of the week or with like-minded MAMILS at the weekend. If I’m not essentially biking myself, I watch it on Television set. I not long ago viewed the Tour de France, the Giro D’Italia and La Vuelta a Espana. I’m also striving to understand the B Flat flute I acquired from John China who operates the East Belfast Protestant Boys and the Union Jack Flag shop on the Newtownards Road – I still have a way to go.
Q: How effectively do you slumber?
A: I made use of to sleep until the alarm went off. As I get older I’ve learned the joys of getting to get up to check out the rest room in the center of the evening.
Q: Do you stress about getting outdated?
A: I you should not sense a lot different as I get older and will not consider about it. My father died at 62 but that was from asbestos publicity so I am hoping to get earlier that. I also have a Fitbit bracelet which is like donning an digital tag mainly because the cheese law enforcement retain an eye on it.
Q: What is your go-to solution that keeps you experience healthy?
A: Porridge. When I arrive back again from a very long spin on the bicycle and am emotion particularly saintly – porridge with banana, normal yoghurt and honey would make me feel like I have just won the Tour de France.
Mark Scott’s reserve Amongst the Kings, posted by Colourpoint Publications, is obtainable to purchase through Amazon.co.british isles, £11.99, from tomorrow. It focuses on the male from Belfast who was dependable for acquiring the overall body of the Initially Environment War Not known Warrior that now lies in Westminster Abbey