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TSF 27: Manjinder Virk – Actress

Manjinder Virk is an actress, writer and director. She is currently starring in ITV’s Midsomer Murders.

Which living person do you most admire?
Paul Thomas Anderson as a filmmaker, Kate Winslet as an actress, Jon Snow as a journalist and Aung Sang Suu Kyi as an activist.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
I need a coffee.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My two children, my husband. 

When and where were you happiest?
At the births of my son and daughter. They came into the world screaming. I cried with joy both times & felt an overwhelming rush of love that has never left me.

Which talent would you most like to have?
I’d like to be able to play the cello and perform lifesaving surgery – not at the same time though that would be a talent!

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Stop being so indecisive. 

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My children.

Where would you most like to live?
Here right now.

What is your most treasured possession?
Photos & family videos 

What is your favourite occupation?
Going to the cinema, listening to music, afternoon tea & hanging out with my family. 

What is your most marked characteristic?

What do you most value in your friends?
Loyalty, honesty & sense of humour. 

Who are your favorite writers?
Jhumpa Lahiri, Zadie Smith & Cormac McCarthy.. Amongst many others.

Who is your hero of fiction?
Annie Hall.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Frieda Kahlo – because of her resilience as an artist. 

Who are your heroes in real life?
My Mother.

What is your greatest regret?
I honestly try not to