The Questionnaire : Rufus Sewell
Guardian, 14 October 1995
Rufus Sewell, 27, was brought up in Twickenham, the son on an Australian graphic artist. Since leaving London's Central School of Drama, he has played leading roles in ARCADIA at the National Theatre, MIDDLEMARCH for the BBC, and Starred in the films CARRINGTON and A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE. He plays Hotspur in a forthcoming BBC2 production of HENRY IV. He lives in Hampstead.
WHAT IS YOUR IDEA OF PERFECT HAPPINESS?
WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST FEAR?
WHAT IS THE TRAIT YOU MOST DEPLORE IN YOURSELF?
WHAT IS THE TRAIT YOU MOST DEPLORE IN OTHERS?
WHAT IS YOUR MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT?
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SMELL?
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FANTASY?
WHICH LIVING PERSON DO YOU MOST DESPISE?
WHICH WORDS OR PHRASES DO YOU MOST OVERUSE?
WHAT OBJECTS DO YOU ALWAYS CARRY WITH YOU?
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BUILDING?
WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER THE MOST OVERRATED VIRTUE?
WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST REGRET?
WHEN AND WHERE WERE YOU THE HAPPIEST? Top of the Pompidou Centre aged 16, having sneaked out of a Chagall exhibition, drunk on cheap wine, smoking cigarettes stolen from my Mum's bag.
WHAT SINGLE THING WOULD IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF YOUR LIFE?
WHAT KEEPS YOU AWAKE AT NIGHT?
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO DIE?
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT LESSON LIFE HAS TAUGHT YOU?