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Gemma Keane

About Gemma Keane

Gemma Keane’s Quick Questions 

Any hobbies?
I enjoy reading, writing music and watching films. I also enjoy hanging out with my animals.

What were you like at school?
I was very enthusiastic when it came to history and the arts. However, when it came to a lot of the other subjects, i found myself flying away in my own imagination and didn’t really pay attention!

You are given an elephant – what do you do with it? You can’t give it away or sell it.
I would build a ridiculously over enclosure for my elephant. I would name her Elphaba and teach her how to paint.

You’re stranded on a desert island – what three things can’t you do without?
I think I would have to take my phone with me, along with a lifetime supply of starburst and my cat.

What inspires you?
Every day people inspire me. Just people going about their day and pushing forward despite everything that has happened in the world over the last few years. The general public has inspired me to keep going through the toughest times!

You win a million pounds on the lottery. What do you do?
I would travel the world with all my favourite people and make as many memories as i could. Making memories are very important to me, and I would use that opportunity to make as many as i could.

What is your favourite word and why?
Juxtaposition. Best word on the planet. Describes everything you need and nothing all at once. It also makes you sound really smart when you want to make a comparison!

What are you NOT very good at?
I am not very good at maths. Please don’t ask me ever to do maths because I’ll probably just give you a random answer!

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
I think if I could choose, I would say flying. It seems so much more convenient than public transport!

If you were a type of food, what would you be?
I would be a pizza. You know what you’re getting, but there are also a million different toppings to choose from, so every day, I can still surprise you!

What would the name of your debut album be?
I forgot what sleep was.

What would we find in your fridge right now?
Copious amounts of veg for my rabbits! And probably some fake cheese. 

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would play the lead role as you?
I think if anyone would be up to the challenge of playing the character of whatever I am, it would be Margot Robbie. She plays my favourite DC villain, and the girl can channel crazy!

You have written a biography – what is it called?
Rabbits, cats and allergic reactions

Your favourite holiday destination and why?
I adore Italy! It’s an incredible country, and i will never grow tired of learning about its phenomenal history and being able to explore the cities!

Favourite ice cream flavour
This is a weird one! I really like pistachio ice cream! But I can’t eat most of it because I am EXTREMELY intolerant to dairy!

Your funniest / best joke?
What’s the difference between Matt Murdoch and Wanda Maximoff?
Only one of them knows how to function without Vision.

The quirkiest job you've ever had?     
This is an incredibly difficult question for me! My entire life is made up of quirky jobs. I’d probably have to say being on the entertainment team at Flamingo Land or being a horror tour guide in York, which is what I do now!

Any middle name(s) you'd rather we didn't know about?
My middle name is Louise!

Tell us THREE facts about yourself that others might not know

  • I have a degree from York St John in Theatre and Performance
  • I can probably quote The Lord of the Rings extended edition from start to finish and have read the book 29 times in the last 15 years
  • I can play the flute

Your Favourite THREE films?

  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (i know that’s already 3, but I’m going to name more)
  • Spiderman: No Way Home
  • Tangled

Your Favourite THREE songs?

  • Happier than ever - Billie Eilish
  • One for the radio - Mcfly
  • A new way to bleed - Evanescence

Your Favourite place in YORK and the surrounding area?
The Yorkshire Museum Gardens and St Mary’s Abbey. I’m not sure what it is about that place, but i find it very tranquil and relaxing. I spend a lot of my free time there.

Your Favourite place in the world outside of North Yorkshire?
As a Disney kid, I have to say it’s the Happiest Place on Earth! Disneyland is my absolute favourite place in the world! I get far too much joy from wandering the cinnamon-scented pavement of Main Street USA!

And finally, a quick fire round. Single word answers, please

Coffee or tea? - Tea

Beer .. or wine .... or? - Wine

Starter or pudding? - Dessert

Mornings or nights? - Mornings

Monday or Friday? - Friday

Sunshine or snow? - Snow

The Simpsons or Family Guy? - Neither

Rice or Chips? - Chips

Double Maths or Double PE/Games? - PE

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