Biz Extra

Published: August 13, 2020 | Updated: August 13, 2020

Where do I see myself in ten years’ time? Still banging on about stuff, just ten years older…!

By Andrew Diprose, editor

Each week we shine the spotlight on a member of Dorset’s business community and ask him, or her, for answers to our part fun/part serious questionnaire. This time…

Her favourite food is any fish dish, she gets angry at litter, would like to share a fast car with Idris Elba and wishes to be remembered for making a fantastic feature film.

Lynn Coleman, Producer at DAL Productions Ltd, takes the 20 Questions’ hotseat.

Question: What is your favourite TV show?

Answer: Hannibal starring Mads Mikkelsen. Very compelling and truly shocking!

Q: Who would you like to share a car with?

A: We are working with a motor racing team at the moment and Idris Elba has caught my eye because he has just starred in a motoring series on Quibi. Would need to be a fast car though.

Q: The best bit of my job is…?

A: Our sheer variety of TV and film projects means we get to meet so many interesting people which I love.

Q: And the worst…?

A: Waiting for broadcasters and distributors to get back to us. I’m not a patient person!

Q: Who was your childhood hero?

A: My Dad because he was very much the action man. We were always climbing trees and jumping off the high board at the swimming pool. I learnt that girls can do anything boys could.

Q: What’s your favourite smell?

A: Coffee.

Q: Where’s your favourite place in Dorset?

A: Well, living at the beach in Southbourne is a great start. I love the social buzz in the centre of Bournemouth at night.

Q: What advice would you give to anyone starting out on a career?

A: Network as much as you possibly can and as widely as you can. It’s amazing how your network can open unexpected doors in business, as we’ve found ourselves.

Q: What was your first record/CD?

A: ‘Sugar Sugar’ by The Archies. I found out later it was also my husband David’s first record purchase as well!

Q: What gets you angry?

A: Litter. Grrrrr. I take my own litter picker with me when we walk the dog and usually fill a carrier bag.

Q: Do you have a favourite piece of music?

A: The theme tune to The Persuaders always gives me goose bumps.

Q: What are the qualities you look for in a new employee?

A: Initiative and follow through.

Q: What’s your favourite food or dish?

A: Any fish dish.

Q: Steamed sponge pudding and custard or a plate of melon?

A: Steamed sponge pudding and custard is one of my favourites.

Q: Name the best thing about living/working in Dorset?

A: The people. We have found the people we have met here are generally more collaborative, and open to new ideas. Must be the sea air!

Q: If you were Prime Minister for the day what would be the first thing you do?

A: Increase the fines for littering.

Q: What’s your biggest frustration?

A: In business, the lack of a fast train between Bournemouth and London. It would make such a difference.

Q:  Where’s your favourite holiday location?

A: South of France. We have got to know the area pretty well through business and looking forward to holidaying there soon. It’s also a great driving destination.

Q: Where do you see yourself in ten years’ time?

A: Still banging on about stuff, just ten years older.

Q: What would you like to be remembered for?

A: For making a fantastic feature film that audiences love, one which will be remembered for having a profound story and a great inspirational message. No pressure then…