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Quick Fire Questions. This Week We Have Star Trek & Falling Skies Bruce Gray

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bruce gray star trekBruce Gray is no stranger to geekdom.  He has appeared in Star Trek, Starship Troopers, Stargate SG-1 and recently he has played a recurring role as an 83 year old garage mechanic in the Spielberg production, FALLING SKIES.  We caught up with the actor at London Film & Comic Con and he was kind enough to answer our quick fire questions.

Here goes.

You're stuck in a swamp on Dagobah. What one movie, TV show, album and book would you take?
the iliadMy Movie would be the Richard Curtis movie, Love Actually.  TV has to be Rome (The series)
and my book - The Iliad

If you could invite any three people (alive or not, fictitious or not) to a dinner party, who would they be?
Bill Clinton, Alexander the Great, Ava Gardner

What is your favourite John Williams soundtrack?
It would have to be E.T. for me.

If you were invisible for a day, what would be the first thing you would do?
Visit a porno film set

(What? At least he's honest - The Bearded Trio)

When was the last time you cried?
When I had to ask a 10 year old girl to leave a play I was directing, because she was too disruptive to the others

What is your biggest fear?
Easily it would be Claustrophobia, fear of enclosed space with no escape

What was the most embarrassing moment of your life?
Auditioning for a musical, knowing I couldn't sing or dance.

Excluding search engines, what three websites would you choose if no other websites were available?
My own, Facebook, my broker

Do you have any guilty pleasures?
None I can discuss publicly.

What are you looking forward to the most in the next six months?
A three week trip to South Africa, Capetown - Safaris - Victoria Falls.

What is your most treasure possession?
My health - which I still possess, however, shakily!

e.t. bike sceneWhat is your biggest regret?
Hanging on to regret

What are you most proud of?
Making my living as an actor for 50 years

What is your favourite Spielberg movie?
Same as the soundtrack, E.T.

Where can people keep in touch or follow you?

Quote from Bruce Gray: "Be open to love. It is all around, it just looks different than you expect."

Thanks Bruce for answering our questions.  What a great guy he was and a wicked sense of humour.  Next week we have E.T.'s Robert Mcnaughton.




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