Local up and coming actor and co-founder of Pan Narrans theatre company Michael Patrick might be about to tackle Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Raven’ and even more creepier ‘Ghost Stories‘ tonight…

But we thought we would subject him to our My Belfast challenge first.

Michael talks totally understandable celebrity crushes, unusual belt fetishes – and er, drooling overnight…

Home is…

Where my phone connects automatically to the wi-fi.

Tell us something your mum doesn’t know about you?

I’m not falling for that one Pauline – find some other website to do your dirty work.

What would you do if you had the keys to the city for the day?

Head to the closest cobblers and get myself a new key cut. And maybe get a new hole on my belt while I’m there.


What’s the most interesting discovery you’ve made in Belfast?

That Belfast actually has its own flag. Its really terrible though. There’s a reason it’s never flown.

Which building would you most like to be locked in overnight?

Bubbacue – they cook all their meat overnight, the smell in that place must be absolutely phenomenal. They’d find me swimming in my own drool come the morning.


Celebrity crush?

I’ve a massive man crush on Peter McDonald – he plays the Da in that tv show Moone Boy. Saw him in the Weir a few years ago and I’ve been a tad obsessed with him ever since.


Describe your perfect day in the city?

Dander round the lagan meadows on a hot summer day, then head down to st george’s market and eat a big pile of food, finally potter round to the Belfast Christmas market on a crisp winter evening… not sure that would be possible. But it would be great.

Earliest Belfast memory?

Honestly not sure… I remember visiting the santa in Castle Court when I was very young. I knew it wasn’t the real santa, but I told him that he wasn’t to worry and I’d keep his secret. I was a very considerate child.

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What movie most closely resembles your life story and why?

Love Actually. I’m the Belfast Colin.


Sum up Belfast in three words?

Not too bad.

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