'Getting to Know...'

Carol Moore - actor/director/theatre-maker

Carol Moore.

Carol Moore.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

In this crisis – to be ‘safe’ and ‘healthy’. AND in my garden at about 4pm and not remotely feeling guilty about a chilled glass of Sauvignon.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Mary Galway, the first full-time woman trade union organiser in Ireland.

Which living person do you most admire?

May Blood, Baroness Blood, (MBE ) former member of the British House of Lords, where she was a Labour peer between 1999-2018.

Which is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

Over-thinking things – Can I do that job well? – Are your readers judging the type of person I am?

What is your greatest extravagance?

A summer house about five years ago.

What is your favourite journey?

Charabanc Theatre Company (I was one of five founders ) tour to the Soviet Union, 1984.

On what occasion do you lie?

When I don’t want to hurt the feelings of the person I am talking to?

Which living person do you most despise?

President Trump. A dictator in ‘the land of the free’ and he was democratically voted in!

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

Being allowed to be creative in a room with other talented artists.

When and where were you happiest?

Summer of 1976 in Ballycastle. An escape from Belfast at the height of the troubles and where I fell in love.

Which talent would you most like to have?

To be able to sing brilliantly.

What is your current state of mind?

Positive and hopeful, otherwise I wouldn’t get up in the morning.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Being invited to the BAFTAs with my 60 sec short, History Unfinished (NI Regional winner, 2008 ).

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what do you think it would be?

Any bird! To be able to see the natural world from a distance and s**t on those who pollute it!

What is your most treasured possession?

I cut a lock of my dear mum’s hair after she passed away.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

To be from the BAME community and witness the murder of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis.

What is your favourite occupation?

Any job in the creative industries I am lucky enough to get paid for?

What is the quality you most like in a man?

Kindness and a wicked sense of humour.

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Kindness and a wicked sense of humour.

Who are your favourite writers?

In the times we are currently in, Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird.

What is your motto?


Carol Moore is an actor/director/theatre-maker/filmmaker, based in Bangor, who has worked in the creative industries for 40 years. Carol wrote The Experience of Being as an antidote to ageism on reaching her 60th birthday.


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