The former Inbetweener Playing Naive Private Pike In Dad’s army
Favourite SF/fantasy film
The first that spring to mind are The Empire Strikes Back, The Terminator, The Two Towers, but crowbar to my head I’ll pick The Dark Knight. Heath Ledger as the Joker is one of my all-time favourite performances. The balance between humour, unpredictability and psychotic menace makes him captivating.
Favourite SF/fantasy TV show
Buffy/Angel. So imaginative. I think Joss Whedon is a genius. He created a whole universe of monsters and prophecies all against a backdrop of real relationships and great humour. He took risks too, deviating from the natural format of the show with “Hush” and “Once More With Feeling”. There was a short period where storylines would cross over between Buffy and Angel and I’d have to watch the box sets in a very specific order to complement the storylines properly.
Favourite SF character
Unsurprisingly it’s the Joker. The Joker can work in so many different guises. Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger, even Mark Hamill’s in The Animated Series is brilliant. I’m interested in what Leto does with it.
Favourite SF/fantasy videogame
Mass Effect 2. I could probably play this game four times and have a different experience each time. I love feeling that the decisions I make genuinely affect the outcome of the story and the relationships with other characters. The only problem I had with the Mass Effect series was that my shepherd died a virgin. Therefore it was too close to my own life for my liking.
Dad’s Army opens on 5 February.