显微镜下: 演员西蒙卡洛, 72, 回答我们的健康测验

显微镜下: 演员西蒙卡洛, 72, 回答我们的健康测验

Can you run up the stairs?

是, 我从不在自动扶梯上站着. 我每周有 3 次使用 iPad 的培训师——一个小时的课程, mostly cardiovascular stuff.

Ever dieted?

是, I’ve had to. I have an horrific tendency to expand. About two years ago, after a holiday in 希腊, my husband Sebastian delightedly showed me photographs — and I’d become completely spherical. I changed my diet immediately and became more serious about working out. I lost 2¼ st and had to buy a new wardrobe. I now weigh 12½ st (我是 5 ft 7½ in).

Any vices?

Overwork. And in the right circumstances I can drink too much. 现在, 虽然, the penalty one pays for that is so great: the decommissioning of brain cells means I’m then behind with everything.

I have an horrific tendency to expand. About two years ago, after a holiday in Greece, my husband Sebastian delightedly showed me photographs — and I’d become completely spherical Pictured: 演员西蒙卡洛

I have an horrific tendency to expand. About two years ago, after a holiday in Greece, my husband Sebastian delightedly showed me photographs — and I’d become completely spherical Pictured: 演员西蒙卡洛

Any family ailments?

My father died of cirrhosis of the liver at the age of 57, drinking a bottle of brandy a day. My mother barely drank at all, but her family were big drinkers; very convivial, any occasion to throw a party, and any occasion to open another bottle. My aunt used to start the day with a tumbler of whisky before work and loved a pint of beer. My mother died aged 98 of dementia.

Worst illness?

So few. I’ve had a charmed life as far as that’s concerned, but my knees are a real problem. It’s the cartilage, and there’s nothing much you can do about that apart from the operation, and I don’t have time for such things.

Pop any pills?

I have to take statins. I’ve got a sort of recurring herpes thing that sometimes breaks out on my face, and I take tablets every day for that.

Had anything removed?

My tonsils and appendix.

Cope well with pain?

Very well. In the 1970s I went to an acupuncturist who cleared up my hay fever. 有一次, I was going to the dentist after seeing her and she said: ‘I hope you won’t have an injection because it will wipe out any benefits of the acupuncture.’ She told me to try to distinguish between the anticipated pain and the actual pain — and it worked.

Take any supplements?

Vitamin B12, cod liver oils and iron.

I’m claustrophobic. Hilariously, when I was directing A Christmas Carol in Houston, 德州, I was invited to go inside the Nasa spaceship that went to the moon and I couldn’t; 我只是不能

I’m claustrophobic. Hilariously, when I was directing A Christmas Carol in Houston, 德州, I was invited to go inside the Nasa spaceship that went to the moon and I couldn’t; 我只是不能

Ever been depressed?

THere have been dark times, when I was up against it financially.

Any phobias?

I’m claustrophobic. Hilariously, when I was directing A Christmas Carol in Houston, 德州, I was invited to go inside the Nasa spaceship that went to the moon and I couldn’t; 我只是不能.

Like to live for ever?

为什么不? I don’t feel any less energised at the age of 73 than at 23.

Simon appears in Anything Goes at the Barbican Theatre, 伦敦, 六月起 25 到九月 3, 2022.