Conor MacNeill: My objects of desire

The Belfast-born actor appears in the anticipated BBC/HBO thriller Industry, with a pilot episode directed by Lena Dunham. Here he waxes lyrical about the joy of winter boots and his prowess as a sock collector

8th November, 2020
Conor MacNeill: My objects of desire
Conor MacNeill, the Bafta-nominated actor, goes nowhere without his book of Seamus Heaney poems. Photo: Conor Clinch

Investing in clothes is very much a new, post-thirties thing for me. I bought a pair of lace-up, Red Wing boots; classic American workman’s boots. I told my mum how much they cost and she said: “But if you work that out over about two years, it actually works out at about £1 per wear.”

I’ve become obsessed with Scandinavian table lamps. The most recent object I bought was...

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