Snapshot: Tim Barrow, Filmmaker/actor

Date of birth: 10th September

Occupation: Filmmaker/actor.

What school did you attend? The mighty Beeslack, Penicuik.

What sort of pupil were you? Studious but distracted.

Were your school days the best days of your life? Nah - these current days are the finest yet.

What has been your most unusual job? Making promo films for celebrity chefs in London.

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My biggest achievement so far has been... Writing/directing/producing/publicising our film The Space Between.

My worst moment ever was… Discovering I’m too old to play certain roles...

Three words that sum up my personality are... Ambitious. Determined. Faithful.

Favourite place in the world?

My imagination.

Three places in Edinburgh I could not live without are... Cramond Island. Avalanche Records. Calton Hill.

Who is your best friend? Stand-up comedian David Whitney.

Which TV show do you never miss? Borgen was stunning.

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If you could bring one play to Edinburgh what would it be? Life Is A Dream by Calderon de la Barca.

Name one item you could not live without? My laptop.

By what ethos do you live your life? Have faith in both the world and your abilities. Take risks. Work with compassion.

There are two chances to see Tim Barrow’s The Space Between next month, the first at the Cameo Cinema on April 5, at 8.30pm, the second at the Filmhouse on April 19