First and Last: Jan Ravens
- Brian Donaldson
- 25 May 2017
This article is from 2017
Impressionist extraordinaire on Saturday jobs, Springsteen and sunglasses
The impressionist, actress and Celebrity Mastermind winner is set to make her Edinburgh Fringe debut with a show entitled Difficult Woman. Here she takes on our First & Last quiz.
First record you ever bought
'Fire Brigade' by the Move.
Last extravagant purchase you made
A pair of sunglasses.
First film you saw that really moved you
Last lie you told
The one about the sunglasses.
First movie you ever went on a date to
Slade in Flame.
Last time you cried
Easier to ask last time I didn't cry.
First thing you do when you've got time off work
Spend time with my darlings.
Last great meal you cooked
Sea bass fillets from Barnes fishmonger.
Last book you read
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett.
First great piece of advice you were given
Never eat anything bigger than your head.
Last time you were starstruck
Standing at the side of the stage at Wembley watching Bruce Springsteen sing 'Born to Run'. Best moment ever.
First thing you'd do if you ran the country
Get back into Europe.
Last meal on earth
First song you'll sing at karaoke
'Thank You for the Music' by Abba.
Last time you exploited your position to get something
See Bruce Springsteen, above.
First three words your friends would use to describe you
Last time you made an impulse buy and regretted it
An exercise machine off the telly.
First concert you ever attended
Gilbert O'Sullivan with my dad.
Last time you bought someone flowers
An armful of abundant tulips for a friend who was cooking for me.
First object you'd save from your burning home
My dog Thora.
Last time someone criticised your work
Showing a YouTube film I'd made to my friends Ann and Helen.
Saturday girl in the Peter Pan ladies and children's clothes shop in Hoylake.
Last person you fantasized about
First word you spoke
Last crime you committed
First book you read for a second time
Huffetty Puffetty, a children's book my mum read to me in the early 60s.
Last song at your funeral
'Some Other Time' from On the Town.
First person you'd thank in an awards acceptance speech
Last thing you think of before you go to sleep
'I wonder if I need a wee'.
First thing you think of when you wake up in the morning
'I need a wee'.
Jan Ravens: Difficult Woman is at Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh, Wed 2–Sun 27 Aug (not Wed 16).