TFI - Barry McGinley

TFI - Barry McGinley

 1 Jun 2018

What is your name?
Barry McGinley
What do you do for a living in 10 words?
Community Associate for a large serviced office company called Spaces.
Where do you currently reside?
  1. What did you want to do when you were a kid?
Always wanted to be an actor. Or a professional footballer. Or James Bond!
  1. Who did you idolise when growing up?
My mother was in love with Brad Pitt. She had all of his movies so I was pretty much forced to watch them! I didn’t mind though. I thought he was brilliant in all of them and he remains one of my favourite actors. I had the pleasure of meeting him briefly and he was an absolute gentleman!
  1. What memories do you have of your first ever job?
I was a Postman! I worked in Clydebank in one of the coldest and snowiest winters on record and my route was on a very steep hill. It wasn’t a very long career choice…
  1. What has been the best piece of advice you have received so far in your career?
If you do a job you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. I’ve always strived to enjoy my work, no matter what I was doing.
  1. Tell us what your typical day at work looks like?
Basically keeping everyone as happy as possible! I deal with different small and large problems daily. Every day is different and there’s always new clients coming through the door. No two days are the same. It’s a bit cliché but it’s true.
  1. What would you class as your biggest achievement so far?
I used to do stand-up comedy when I was younger. I played a sold out gig at The Stand in Glasgow. I was the main support for Frankie Boyle. Kevin Bridges was on before me… Hard act to follow but I had one of the best gigs of my life. I was 16 years old!
  1. What is your favourite movie and why?
Too many to choose from! I love the Departed. It’s got a host of amazing actors and it’s a proper modern gangster film. I have a list of my top 5 movies but there’s about 50 movies on it!
  1. If you could invite anyone (dead or alive) for dinner who would you invite?
Joe Rogan. I watch “The Joe Rogan Experience” all the time. Definitely one of the best podcasts on the planet!
  1. What is an embarrassing thing that not many people would know about you? (for example, have you ever been on a game show or something similar).
I was on the school choir when I was around 11-13 years old. We won a school choir competition and the prize was to sing the theme tune for a brand new CBBC show… Balamory. So one of the lovely angelic voices you can here on the Balamory theme tune is mine!


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