A Question of Taste: Timmy Creed

Timmy Creed is an actor and writer from Bishopstown in Cork.

A Question of Taste: Timmy Creed

Timmy Creed is an actor and writer from Bishopstown in Cork.

He will be returning to his hometown soon with Spliced, his hurling-based play that won much praise at the recent Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Touching on such topics as identity and mental health in the GAA, Spliced is currently touring the country to GAA clubs and theatres, including various Cork GAA clubs (Nov 5-9).

See www.spliced.ie

Best recent book you’ve read:

Normal People by Sally Rooney. The way she captures the subtleties of our inner emotions and gestures is very beautiful.

Best recent film you’ve seen:

Joker was an incredible moving performance by Joaquin Phoenix.

I did have trouble with the way it portrayed mad people, but was gripped none the less.

Best recent show or gig you’ve seen:

Physics and Phantasma at Dublin Theatre Festival by the Swedish artist Igge Lond Malmborg.

He delves into ideas of anticipation and fantasy while playing with what it means to be in a space with a live audience.

Best piece of music you’ve been listening to lately (new or old):

I have had sneak listen to Cork group Shookrah’s new album on vinyl which will be released next month. It’s class... Watch that space!

First ever piece of music or film that really moved you:

Free Willy. I couldn’t believe that treatment of animals was allowed and celebrated.

The best gig or show you’ve ever seen (if you had to pick one!):

Solange at Primavera in 2017.

Tell us about your TV viewing:

I don’t watch a lot of TV, but I love Peaky Blinders and Atlanta.

Radio listening and/or podcasts:

I have a un-smartphone that has RTÉ Radio 1 on it and I’m always up for a bit of Cian Ó Cíobháin on RnaG.

I still haven’t figured out the podcast world, but I loved S-Town.

Your best/most famous celebrity encounter:

I had a few pints with film director Ben Wheatley at a festival in Germany before he was famous.

You can portal back to any period of human cultural history or music event — where, when, and why?

Any big pagan celebration in Ireland. I would love to know more about that ancient carry on.

Of the acting performances you’ve seen on stage, film or TV ... what are your three all-time favourites?

Marie Mullen in Bailegangaire; Sam Rockwell in Three Billboards... ; Michael Mcllhatton in Paths to Freedom.

Unsung heroes:

Those who give up their lives to care for loved ones and family members.

You are king for a day — what’s your first decree?

All the empty houses in the country are given to those in direct provision or those without a home.

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