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Steve Hartley

Creative Director

Getting to know Steve...

What’s your favourite film?
Not sure I could choose just one as there are a few up there in my favourite list, most of which are pure cheese, including Point Break (the original of course), Gone in 60 Seconds, Skyfall, Iron Man, The Martian, Creed and some 80’s classics like Back to the Future, Rocky (all of them) and Home Alone.
What's your favourite book?
Books aren't my thing, give me a good film any day. If it's not a brief, newspaper or takeaway menu, it doesn't get read.
What telly are you addicted to?
There's so many good TV shows on at the moment! I've just finished watching Chernobyl, which was epic, and I'm currently watching Riviera, Ballers and Ray Donavon - Lot's of catching up to do!
Where would you most like to be right now?
I'm in need of a summer holiday to escape this Great British weather, so anywhere hot with a beach, bar and great music would be perfect right now!
Where’s the best place you’ve travelled to?
It's still Vegas. It doesn't matter where I go, nowhere tops the bright lights of Nevada!
What would be your specialist subject on Mastermind?
It would be something absolutely useless! I'm like a fountain of useless information, that hardly ever comes in handy!
What’s your favourite sport to watch or play?
Football to watch, golf to play. It used to be football to both watch and play, but my knees disagree with me nowadays. Give me a good game of golf on a hot day and I’m happy. My annual golfing trip abroad with mates is definitely the highlight in my calendar.
What’s the best soundtrack to a long car journey?
Those who know me know my music taste is seriously varied, it all depends on my mood. It would probably either be some of the biggest vocal house tunes from the last 20 years, or a big throwback to 80's cheese.
What’s the best thing about Manchester?
It's not the weather! It would have to be the atmosphere and the night life. Such a great city for a night out
Tell us about your pet.
I have a staffy named Jake, and as most staffy owners know they are all a little bit nuts. He has the funniest mannerisms and does some really stupid things, many of which result in expensive vet’s bills. He is the clumsiest animal on the planet, forever falling over or walking in to things, and he’s scared of literally everything, so isn’t much of a guard dog.
Sunday brunch or Sunday roast?
Sunday roast - obviously! I'm a big fan, and I certainly don't limit it to a Sunday
Finish this sentence - ‘I can usually be spotted in the office…
trying to resist eating the vast amount of sweets and treats that are in circulation!