Q Tell us about your childhood.
A I have a brother and a sister, I was the youngest so I was probably a little bit spoiled. I think everyone took care of me a bit. I had a happy childhood and music was always at the centre of it.
I sang for the first time when I was about 16, in a rock band in the church. After that I formed another rock band and this time we went around the pubs. It was more like a social outlet than anything, we did it for our own fun.
Obviously, it was difficult times in Belfast around then, but music was a good thing for me, not just with the band but I was also in the Belfast Youth Orchestra and other things.
I only have happy memories of when I was young. My parents took care of me well, my dad was 90 last year and my mum is now 85.
Q What are you most proud of?
A Sustaining a career in this business which is very tricky. I have had to diversify. I think anybody who survives in this business now, they have to cover a lot of bases, and I suppose the way I have adapted, the way I have changed with my career, I'm very proud of that and the fact that my company Peter Corry Productions is doing very well.
Q The one regret you wish you could amend?
A I sang at the funeral of George Best and there was a bit of a do afterwards. Denis Law the footballer and I were having a drink and I was chatting away to him.
I am a Manchester United supporter. Denis Law was a United player and towards the end of his career he went to Manchester City. At the end of the season one year, he scored a goal for Manchester City that put Manchester United out of the league - they were moved down to division two. And I asked Denis the question, 'How did you feel when you scored the goal against Manchester United that took them down?' And he just walked off and I thought 'I shouldn't have said that'. I felt terrible.
Q What about phobias. Do you have any?
A Rats and heights. About a year and a half ago I did a concert/festival, we had our The Showman is Coming circus-type show. There was a Ferris wheel beside the stage and I suddenly had this brilliant idea that I should sing a song going around in the Ferris wheel. It was very effective and the audience loved it, but I was petrified - absolutely petrified - and all I could think was, 'Peter, you suggested this yourself; why on earth did you do that?' But you know, I suffered for my art.
Q The temptation you cannot resist?
A Milka chocolate that has been in the freezer, with a cup of tea - that's just the ultimate.
Q Your number one prized possession?
A My microphone. About 15 years ago a sound man told I should get my own microphone because it makes life a lot easier and it was good advice.
Q The book that's most impacted your life?
A Probably the book that stuck with me was To Kill A Mockingbird because of what it dealt with, prejudice and understanding of other people - quite important lessons in life.
Q If you had the power or authority, what would you do?
A The power to enable everyone see a situation from somebody's else's point of view.
If you are having some sort of disagreement, you should just take a moment and try and understand the other person's perspective.
Q What makes your blood boil every time without fail?
A People who don't understand other people's point of view.
Q Who has most influenced you in life?
A I would have to say my wife Fleur because I value her opinion and her judgement. I talk to her about most things and we have a good relationship, and we are there to support each other, so I would take on board what she would say to me quite a lot. She is a good, honest, caring person and so I take her opinion quite seriously.
Q Your top three dinner party guests, dead or alive, and why?
A David Niven, Tom Hanks, and my great, great grandfather Richard Corry.
I am not really starstruck by anyone, but I think if I ever met Tom Hanks I would be because I think he is such a brilliant example of somebody who has Hollywood fame and seems a decent, sensible, honest, honourable person. And also, I love the roles he has chosen to do in films. He reminds me of a modern-day James Stewart - that everyman character that people can relate to.
I would invite David Niven because I remember reading his books about Hollywood years ago.
I love old Hollywood films and I think his stories about the past and the golden era of movies would be fantastic.
My great, great grandfather had an interesting life. He went off to work in a diamond mine in South Africa at one point.
He wrote letters to Gladstone, the prime minster of Great Britain.
He and Gladstone had correspondence, and I just think he sounds like he had an interesting, exciting life and I would like to have met him.
Q The best piece of advice you've ever received?
A No matter how difficult the situation, you have something to learn from it and gain from it.
It was my London agent from years ago who said that to me. He said if you go into a show and it feels very pressurised or it has been a difficult experience, you gain from that and you will learn from that.
Q The unlikely interest or hobby that you love?
AI love radio plays. I find it the best way for me to relax. I don't really listen to music because I can't switch off with music, but if I put on a radio play or an audiobook, I just find that so relaxing and it helps me to unwind
Q The poem that touches your heart?
A I am going to class lyrics of a song as a poem for this answer. There's an old Jimmy Durante song - Jimmy Durante was an actor-comedian in Hollywood away back in the 1920s and 1930s and he recorded the odd song - he recorded Make Someone Happy which I think is fantastic.
I think the general message captured in the song is a great motto to have in life. Whoever you end up with in life, it's so important that you make each other smile.
Q The happiest moment of your life?
A When I got married a couple of years ago with my family around me and my grown-up kids Joshua, Israel and Molly there. It was a small wedding. That was definitely the happiest day of my life.
Q And the saddest?
A I don't think I have had that one yet.
Q The one event that made a difference in your life?
A I have to say, winning a talent show on BBC years ago called Go For It. It was a joint RTE and BBC NI all-Ireland talent show. It changed my life.
I changed my career from civil servant; I ended up going into the profession - something I have always dreamt of doing but I hadn't had the opportunity to do.
Things weren't handed to me on a plate by any means, but what happened after I won this talent show was - and this was way before The X Factor and all of that - literally the night after I won it, I got a phone call from one of the top agents in London who wanted to represent me.
Q What's the ambition that keeps driving you forward?
A Now I suppose it's to make people happy, it's to put on shows and entertainment and musical experiences that I think people will remember. I think music is such a powerful thing and I'm blessed with the opportunity to put on imaginative productions which do that.
Also, to work with young people. I am the artistic director for a performing arts school, so I work with over 700 young people at our school.
Classes are on Zoom at the moment and all the teachers are working away with pupils on Saturdays.
My company Peter Corry Productions and the BSPA which is the Belfast School of Performing Arts, have plans [for 2021] but it's whether we'll get to do them or not.
Q What's the philosophy that you live by?
A Pick a job that you will love and you will never work a day in your life. That's the saying I would stand by.
I say it to my kids all the time - make sure you choose something to do that you get up every day and you are happy to do.
Q How do you want to be remembered?
A As somebody who, from a musical point of view, made a difference. As somebody who moved people, who gave people moments to remember.
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