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My self-summary
I'm fairly new to (and skeptical) about online dating, like every single other user on here apparently (or every other single user?). So bear with me...

However 65,016 users (as of right now) can't all be wrong so here goes. If nothing else, it's one of the greatest devices for procrastination ever created.

I am actually from London, hence the username (a few people have asked).

I always assume this will be obvious as soon as I start speaking but apparently not. Like many other Brits in the US, I am habitually confused with just about any English-speaking nationality other than England (Australian seems to be the favorite but someone once asked me if I was South African! They clearly had never heard a South African accent before).

I've lived primarily in LA for the last 10 years, which may mean that my accent has been watered down a little - although I really hope not!

And I never noticed it before but I seem to like parentheses (you'll either know what this sentence means or you'll think I have some kind of weird fetish).

I'm surprised more people haven't asked me about the meerkat. Do a lot of other guys on OkCupid have one on their shoulder? Damn, I thought I was being really original...

Back in London for now.
What I’m doing with my life
Excellent question - I start most days off by asking myself this.

Principally I work in the Entertainment Industry.

I did start off just as an actor, which may explain the ridiculous amount of posing in my profile pictures, but despite the fact that I love performing, I wanted a lot more autonomy over my career (and was getting a little tired of the usual pitying/disgusted/terrified look that you get when you tell people that's your job).

I'm extremely ambitious (mostly this is a positive thing) and I doubt acting would have ever been quite enough for me anyway.

So although I do still act, I'm working much more as a producer and a writer at the moment. I have several business partners, multiple projects in development, and a wonderful amount of stress!

On top of everything else, I've just become the Head of Development and Production for a Film Fund that a colleague of mine raised. I made up the title because it sounded impressive (although I'm actually the only person working in Development and Production right now so I'm a head without a body).

Oh and I plan to start directing as well at some point - I did a little in the past and found it extremely satisfying. I'll stop adding professions when I run out of room on my business card.

And feel free to ask me about everything else not work-related that I'm doing with my life. I don't want to turn my OkCupid account into the first draft of my autobiography.
I’m really good at
Writing my autobiography.
The first things people usually notice about me
If I'm speaking, my accent (I'm not Australian by the way!)

If I'm not speaking, my eyes.

If I'm not speaking and it's too dark to see my eyes... at this point, I'd be more concerned about where we were than what you notice about me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Just for the hell of it I was trying to come up with one answer that would work for all of these.

So far the only one I can think of is "Salt", although it's not really a food and the film was dreadful.

Any other suggestions out there?
Six things I could never do without
Depends on context....
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to fill out these essays (and what a poor grasp of grammar and spelling the male population of LA must have - at least 2 out of 5 girls on this site reference it!)

The fact that I now know what half the bathrooms in Los Angeles look like, thanks to this website. If I ever become an interior designer, this will have been time well spent.
On a typical Friday night I am
therefore I think!

(this comment has probably just cut the number of people who will message me by half).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Aside from the fact that I'm on this site...

Like many apparently confident people, I'm actually rather shy (although you still won't believe me even after I've told you this).
You should message me if
you don't mind meeting my parentheses.
The two of us