Matthew Connors -Jones is an actor, writer, and burgeoning film and TV director and creator of some well-known TV adverts.
Matthew also helps run a men’s Talk Club every Tuesday Evening at The Hog of Horsley from 8pm. For more information click here: https://wetalkclub.com/
When are you at your happiest?
Learning guitar, noodling along to Oasis, Bob Dylan or Foo Fighters, and then embarrassing my 3 kids with my terrible guitar playing and singing.
What has been the scariest moment in your life?
Almost losing my left leg due to a rugby injury and the poor mental health that has followed it.
What has been your biggest disappointment?
Not studying acting in university the first time around.
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Switching my phone off, going off-grid, so nobody knows where I am, and sitting alone quietly and breathing deeply or having a nap (usually having a nap).
Who is the most famous person on your phone?
Susan Lynch (a great actor and my inspiration) or Dean Lennox-Kelly (because I know how much he’d love me saying this).
What is your favourite smell?
Pickled Onion Monster Munch – Put nose into empty packet, deep breath in…aaah
Who would play you in a film about your life?
Beaker from the muppets (More than one person has said I look like him/her). It’s the long nose and eyes that look like they’ve been partying for 4 days solid.
What do you like most about living in the Nailsworth area?
Quiet calmness at dusk. Life really stops, and for someone with ADHD like me that’s a blessing.
What would you improve about Nailsworth?
More wonderful people. More art. More sports facilities. Less overpriced places to eat and bakeries selling £10 loaves of bread and overpriced coffee.
What is your ideal weekend?
Camping by the sea or wife and me, arm-in-arm exploring.
What is on your bucket list?
Bucket lists are for box tickers. I just want to learn to be present more. Enjoy the ‘right now’ rather than look towards tomorrow. I think life’s beautiful, but I don’t always notice it.
What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
I wasn’t enjoying my working life, the corporate world was chewing me up, using me for its own profit. So I changed it, it took a big bold decision to walk away but it was the best thing I ever did. I followed my dreams and have never looked back. Thanks for that advice dad.