Exiles Forum

Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland




Dean Johnson LISBURN actor Dean Johnson, 14, has been selected to attend a workshop with Youth Music Theatre:UK in Scotland. He will be performing 'Grease' with Belvoir Players Amateur Dramatics Society in June. The Methodist College pupil loves singing, acting, writing and directing.

What do you like doing on your day off?
Sleep. Well usually I'd have a lie In and then I would go and have fun with my friends.

If you were to choose your favourite meal what would it be, where and why?
Probably spare ribs from 'Silver City' because it's great.

What has been your proudest moment?
I guess I always have a reason to be proud because I have a very loving family, but a highlight has got to be being accepted for YMT:UK, which in theatre is a good achievement.

What was the most frightening moment of your life?
My dad driving a Land Rover on a four foot wide road in Cyprus. There was a ditch on one side, and a great big fall to the bottom of the other - very scary.

How would you describe your taste in clothes?
I like to wear what suits me and I wear a lot of sports tops but at the same time I also like to wear some nice clothes - nothing too dear though. because I think fashion is what you like rather then what you paid for it. I think I paid �50 on a pair of jeans one time.

What would you do if you won a million pounds?
I'd spend half a million on a house, �250,000 on some treats for me and the rest I would save. What was your most embarrassing moment? I guess my life is filled with embarrassing moments, so I couldn't really pick one out.

What music do you like?
I'm an all-rounder. Mostly into Indie Rock and Alternative but I also like Classical, Rap, Heavy Metal. I enjoy Stereophonics and Muse.

What sports person do you most admire?
Jamie Carragher for Liverpool. Being a defender and Liverpool fan myself, I guess I just can't find fault with the guy. In Rugby it would have to be David Wallace, again I play the same position and I just admire his determination.

Describe your best ever holiday.
I would love to go to New Zealand for two months. My favourite holiday has to be when we went to Florida. It was so much fun - I don't think anybody could ever get too old for Disney or Sea World.

What is your greatest remaining ambition?
I would Love to play Mickey in Blood Brothers.. especially if I was in the West End doing it.

If you could spend a day with a celebrity whom would you choose?
Morgan Freeman, for me one of the best actors ever and It has long been a dream of mine to meet him.

If you were stranded on a desert island what three things would you want with you?
Laptop and probably my drama group and my mum. dad and cat . Don't know where I'd be without these.


Car: Mazda MX-5
Film: Forrest Gump
Comedian: Peter Kay
CD: Stereophonics: Language, Sex, Violence, Other?
Book: 'Dan Brown - The Da Vinci Code


Morgan Freeman
Drink: Powerade.

Ulster Star

Goto Top