Meet Linda, the star of our TV ad

Meet Linda, the star of our TV ad

Linda is the star of our latest TV advert, where we see her arranging a dinner date with ‘silver fox’, Andrew.

You can watch our TV ad here.

We took the time for a quick chat to learn more about her.

What made you want to become an actress?

I remember I was only around 5 years old and my mum and dad took me to see Alice in Wonderland in pantomime.

To this very day I feel all excited when I think about it. It was so fantastic, I watched all the characters come to life and I thought to myself ‘I want to do that – that’s for me. I love it!’.

Then I went on to train at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and took various other exams. I went on to do a lot of radio work, then the rest is history.

I absolutely love it – I go into shops and put on daft voices, I really should behave myself as I embarrass my family tremendously!

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

I like writing poetry, I’ve actually written a few lines about Parsley Box:

Parsley Box, Parsley Box where would I be

if I didn’t have you for my lunch or my tea?

Don’t be flustered trying to think what to make for dinner

Pick up the phone, call Parsley Box, every single meal’s a winner!

I also love watching The Chase, gardening programmes and Agatha Christie. I enjoy baking as well – I just made a nice chocolate cake today.

5 Agatha Christie novels every mystery fan should read.

Love a good whodunit?

We have put together a list of 5 must-read classics from the Queen of Crime.

What’s your favourite holiday destination?

We went on a cruise a few years ago and the ship stopped at a place I’d never heard of called Cozumel – just off the coast of Mexico.

I thought I had landed in paradise, the beaches were like walking into the brochure! The sparkling blue seas, white sands and palm trees were beautiful.

Skiing in Switzerland was also a favourite. I always say that I’ve never felt as well and healthy as on that holiday in Switzerland as the air was just so pure.

What was your favourite TV show as a child?

No question about it – Muffin the Mule with Annette Mills.

Muffin was a puppet who would dance on the top of Annette’s baby grand piano while she’d play it and sing while Muffin spoke to her. I just loved that show so much, I even have a picture of Annette here in the house.

And finally, what’s your favourite Parsley Box meal?

My husband and I really do enjoy the Chicken with Lemon & Ginger Sauce. The Lasagne is also a good one – and I can’t forget the Sticky Toffee Pudding!