First a member of early 80s post-punk band Marine Girls, and then one half of Everything But The Girl, Tracey Thorn’s latest solo project is a soundtrack for Carol Morley’s debut feature film The Falling, in cinemas April 24. From her London home, she filled in our Getting To Know You questionnaire
The best piece of advice you’ve been given
Don’t be a big shot, take a jacket.
Your favourite word
Weather forecasters’ clichés – “spits and spots of rain”, “misty and murky”, “treacherous ice.”
If you could only eat one food forever, it would be…
The worst job you’ve had
I’ve been too lucky; apart from teenage Saturday jobs all I’ve done is singing and writing.
The film you can quote the most of
Favourite place in the world and why?
London, because it’s home.
Your style icon
The one song you wished you’d written
‘The Folks Who Live On The Hill’ by Peggy Lee (this week).
The most famous person you’ve met
Maisie Williams, at the premiere of The Falling. She was tiny and adorable.
The thing you’d rescue from a burning building
The worst date you’ve been on
I’ve never been on a bad date.
Your guilty pleasure
The worst present you’ve received
Poodle pyjama case.
The characteristic you most like about yourself
I’m a good listener.
Your hidden talent
Getting all of a roast dinner on the table at the same time.
Your favourite item of clothing
All my dresses (I have many).
Your biggest disappointment
Having stage fright.
The celebrity that pisses you off even though you’ve never met them
Anyone who is pointlessly cruel and rude for a living. There seem to be several.
Your biggest fear
The usual – kids being ill or in an accident.
The best book in the world
That’s impossible to choose.
People’s biggest misconception about yourself
I’ve no idea.
Who would play you in a film of your life?
What is success to you?
Achieving what you set out to, or coming somewhere close.
What talent do you wish you had?
I’d love to be able to ice skate.
What is the most overrated thing in the world?
What, if anything, would you change about your physical appearance?
I wish I hadn’t plucked my eyebrows to near-extinction.
What’s your biggest turn-off?
What would you tell your 15-year-old self?
Yes you will, don’t worry.
Your best piece of advice for others
Be kind to yourself.