In retrospect, probably when he played Banquo in Polanski's 'Macbeth'. As a 'name' in 'The Professionals'. I recognised him again in 'The Scarlet Pimpernel' in the 90's, but didn't really start following his career until I got into Bodie/Doyle a little over a year ago.
2. Are you a slash, gen or het girl and why?
In fandom generally, it's mixed. I am, for example, very much a Buffy/Spike girl. Or Ivanova/Sinclair, Ivanova/Garibladi, Ivanova/Lyta (in fact, anyone except Talia or Marcus - not keen on either character in a 'pairing' sense). I like my heroes & heroines to be strong & can't abide smarminess, artificial attractiveness or wimpiness. I need the same qualities in those they are paired with.
So when I came across Bodie/Doyle slash, my brain (and other bits) just went "Oh Yes!". They are so bloody beautiful together. It's partly the very good writing in this fandom, partly the "special agent" genre with the edge of danger and bleakness, but primarily it's the characters. They go off together like a box of fireworks on Guy Fawkes' Night. I like that they are equals, different strengths & skills, but still equals. I love watching them interact on screen & I adore fantasizing about what goes on "off screen".
3. What would be your perfect career?
Something project related & creative. I'm not sure if I would be any good at it, or have the discipline to manage the free-lancing world, but I get really bored with the repetitive aspects of what I do now. Every now and then (usually around monthly financial report time) I start wondering what else is out there *g*.
4. If you were invisible, what would you do first?
Depends when and where it happened *g* If I was at home, for instance... (censored). Out 'n about, I'd probably want to sneak into John Howard's office and, assuming any clothes & equipment I carried were also invisible, tape record him selling Australia down the river to his pal, GWB. Then I'd leave a copy of the tape with each of the major Australian newspapers.
5. Is there anyone, living or dead, you'd love to meet?
This could be a very long list but I'll restrain myself! The choice is obviously affected by where I am now - ask me again in 6 months *g*
Living: Lewis Collins - because I feel after 3 performances & the Q&A session that I've 'met' Martin, or near enough to. I don't need to get closer than that. Lew OTOH is still a mystery man to me.
Dead: Christopher Marlowe - fascinating man, fascinating life.
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