Stephen Dillane: Food for thought


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The actor has just completed filming Game of Thrones series four and recently starred in The Tunnel on Sky Atlantic, which is released on DVD on 13 January. He tells Charlotte Cripps about his current reading, watching and listening ....


Finish reading Gargoyles by Thomas Bernhard while in bed. Astounding. In the evening watch Before Midnight on DVD. 


On the train, dip into a book called Lacan for Beginners about the psychoanalyst. Watch some of the BBC’s Blues series on iPlayer.


Listen to an untitled Nick Cave CD that I find in the car. In the afternoon, go to see the Viennese portraits at the National Gallery. A friend shows me a YouTube interactive version of Bob Dylan singing “Like a Rolling Stone”.


Go with 15-year-old son to the official opening of David Attenborough’s 3D film on (and at) the Natural History Museum. Listen to Ry Cooder then Blind Willie Johnson playing “Dark Was the Night” on YouTube.


Half-listen to Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau singing Winterreise while avoiding doing tax stuff. In bed, start reading Geoff Dyer’s Zona.


Do tax stuff while listening to The Velvet Underground and Nico and Django Bates’s Spring is Here (Shall We Dance?).


Talk on the phone to potential collaborator about a possible art show in Sydney. On iPlayer, watch BBC4’s documentary on the blues singer Big Bill Broonzy.