The Times: My Hols – David Duchovny

The Times publishes David Duchovny’s retelling of some important moments in his life.

By Danny Scott

The actor and musician on backpacking through Burma, learning to cheat at golf in Scotland and why hotel butlers baffle him

I grew up in the middle of Manhattan. As far as I was concerned, there wasn’t any point in me travelling anywhere, because I had the entire world on my doorstep. New York in the 1960s and 1970s was just one big melting pot. If I wanted Italy, I’d go to the Italian neighbourhood; if I wanted Poland, I’d go to the Polish neighbourhood.

Thinking back, I’m pretty sure there wasn’t a Scottish neighbourhood — my mother’s family come from Scotland. I know that we went up there when I was four years old, having crossed the Atlantic on the Queen Elizabeth liner, because I have the pictures, but I couldn’t tell you a thing about that trip.

Read the full interview on The Times’s website here.

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