On the Couch with Joshua Jenkins

Joshua Jenkins AAR On the CouchWho is Joshua Jenkins?
An actor currently performing in the Australian tour of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
An archeaologist – or maybe a forensic detective.

Who inspires you and why?
My mum and my grandparents inspire me because I was raised by them – their patience, hard work, determination and love is an inspiration In terms of acting – older British actor Leonard Rossiter.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
To try and not destroy our planet – with the burning of fossil fuels and dumping into the ocean and killing the Barrier Reef… I would save the Great Barrier Reef.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Australia – definitely – I recently had a weeks holiday to Victoria – I did the Great Ocean Road and the Grampians, and I was lucky enough to recently visit Port Douglas, Daintree Rainforest. The places are just stunning and I love the people.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
If you came to London I would take you to my fab pub Norman’s Coach & Horses – there is no music there – to encourage talking. It’s brilliant and Peter O’Toole used to drink there. Then probably on to the National (National Theatre of Great Britain) to see a show.

What are you currently reading?
The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck by Mark Manson – changing my life page by page.

What are you currently listening to?
Bob Dylan: Blood on the Tracks – he is a constant in my life.

Happiness is?
Family and friends – not being lonely and having people you love around you – and who love you in return.

What does the future hold for you?
Don’t know… I am a believer that your career chooses you, I just stay open minded – and never stop enjoying what I do…

Joshua is currently starring in the National Theatre of Great Britain’s acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – playing at the Roslyn Packer Theatre, Sydney (until 28 July); before heading to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre (31 July – 4 August); and His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth (8 – 19 August). For more information, visit: www.curiousincident.com.au  for details.

Image: Joshua Jenkins