A Quick Chat With Tom Jeffcote

Tom Jeffcote
Tom Jeffcote

Tom Jeffcote is the writer/producer Picasso’s Goldfinch, playing Perth's Blue Room Theatre from 30th October to 17th November 2012.

Tom’s previous work includes the book Facing Drugs – a guide for families and counsellors which was published in Australia, Poland, Holland and Estonia and the play Tough Love which resulted in nominations for best actor and best director in the Equity awards. He recently accepted an invitation to become a client of the prestigious literary agency in London – The Agency.

We ask him our 20 Questions…

1. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Professional footballer (soccer)

2. Who is the most important person in the world to you?
My wife

3. What animal best represents you and why?
Bull. Star sign and a Taurean personality

If you were a contestant on Deal or No Deal, how much would you need to be on offer before you walked away?
A million!

What is the first piece of theatre/film/TV you ever appeared in and how o

ld were you?
Walking out with the players at a Spurs game in UK. I was 19

Windows or MAC?

Favourite food. 

Who is the actor you would most like to work alongside? 
Penelope Cruz

What five songs would be the first you put a mix tape? 
Love will tear us apart; When we dance; Rave on John Donne;  Family Affair; Don’t let me down.

What is the best thing about theatre in Australia? 
There is one

What’s the worst thing about theatre in Australia? 
Cost of hiring theatre space

Name one moment when you looked around, breathed happily and felt content. 
When my 11 year old son was so happy that I could join him to play football over the park

Where is the most interesting place you have travelled? 

Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met? 
Bobby Moore

Most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you onstage? 
Never been on stage…

What’s your life motto?
Enjoy the good times.

What’s your favourite post-show snack? 
Glass of red

What’s your biggest phobia? 
Not saying!

What is the worst date you’ve ever had? 
Too complicated to explain…

Where do you see yourself in five years? 


Erin James

Erin James is AussieTheatre.com's former Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

Erin James