If I have time to myself. . .
I grapple with ideas for my next novel.
You wouldn't know it but I'm very good at. . .
Sleeping, even when filming. I'll have a 10minute lie-down between scenes.
You may not know it but I'm very bad at. . .
Patience. I've been genetically wired to want everything now.
A book that changed me. . .
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I couldn't believe the scope of it.
Comfort eating. . .
If pushed I would have to say . . . being half Italian . . .
My biggest regret. . .
Is only lasting one and a half lessons of Italian.
When I was a child I wanted to be. . .
An astronaut. I was eight when I saw those ghostly images of Armstrong and Aldrin beaming back from space.
It's not fashionable but I like. . .
Leonard Cohen. I've always championed him. I love his sensitivity, his dark humour . . . and his success with women.
My favourite building. . .
Is the Chapel of St Pierre in Villefranche-sur-Mer on the Cote d'Azur.
If I wasn't me I'd like to be. . .
Francesco Totti, the Italian footballer. For his glorious ability to turn the mundane into the sublime.
The shop I can't walk past. . .
Any Vespa memorabilia shop. I'm a Mod born out of my time.
My favourite work of art. . .
Francis Bacon's Screaming Pope. Tremendously disturbing and savage.
The best invention is. . .
John Lynch is an actor and author. His first novel 'Torn Water' has just been published (Fourth Estate, Â£12.99)