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Dave Bentley

Head of Film & Video

Getting to know Dave...

What’s your favourite film?
This is a difficult question. I do love ‘Apocalypse Now’, I just think it’s a superb piece of cinema. I love Wes Anderson films, particularly ‘The Life Aquatic’. His style is so unique. The Coen Brothers movies are fantastic, they’re master storytellers. ‘The Big Lebowski’ and ‘Fargo’ are wonderful. It’s really difficult to pin it down to a single one. The film I most enjoyed in the last couple of years was Birdman.
What’s your favourite book?
I don’t read enough but I’m trying to put that right. I read Steinbeck’s East of Eden last year and I thought that was fantastic.
What telly are you addicted to?
I’ve just been obsessively watching Veep. Loved it.
Where would you most like to be right now?
Sat out in the sun in Barcelona or maybe Lisbon.
Where’s the best place you’ve travelled to?
I took a trip through California last year and really enjoyed it there. I love the views, the amazing coastline and the state parks.
What would be your specialist subject on Mastermind?
Maybe Springsteen. I’m almost at the end of his autobiography and it’s pretty detailed so I reckon that should stand me in good stead.
What’s your favourite sport to watch or play?
I would play football all day long if my legs would let me. I’m an Arsenal fan though so I don’t currently much enjoy watching it.
Finish this sentence – “I can usually be spotted in the office…
…working on a script or a video plan with my music turned up too loud. I’ve got just a bit of a teenager’s bedroom vibe going on. I should tidy up.”