Getting to know: Barry Newton

Getting to know: Barry Newton
Getting to know: Barry Newton

We have 14 questions and we want answers! Boxmoor-based actor Barry Newton is an Old Age Prankster best known for his role in candid camera show Off Their Rockers. The 78-year-old is also involved in local politics.

What is your favourite food?

Scampi and chips

What’s the most played song on your iPod?

I don’t play music on an iPod

Your favourite quote?

Lets do it

Favourite thing to do to relax?

Watch TV

Thing you hate doing the most?


You can Invite five famous people for dinner, past or present - who would you choose and why?

Ted Rogers as he was a good friend, Johanna Lumley (actress), she is a wonderful Person, 
Mike Penning (Hemel MP) he is a friend with principles, Bruce 
Forsyth as he is a great entertainer and Kate Singleton, the news reader, she has personality

Your Favourite place to go in Dacorum?

I love Boxmoor, almost every part of it is a place of beauty (its name derives from the box tree)

If the world was ending in 2014, what would you do differently?

Try to act as if nothing was about to change,so as not to panic others

If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be and why?

A manned space landing on Mars, I feel we will learn so much when this happens

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

An entertainer

What was the last film you watched?

Dark Rage – Ned Harris is a 50-something everyman. Doting father. Loyal colleague. Compassionate landlord. Serial killer. Beneath the seemingly normal surface resides a web of warped sensibilities, spontaneous brutality and cold-blooded murder (Barry appears as a prisoner in the film)

What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?

Lost friends and relatives

What’s the best/worst gift you’ve ever given or received?

Gave my wife a new till for our business, no one was amused

How would you like to be remembered?

As someone who cared