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Tuesday February 2,2010
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WITH masses of black in her wardrobe, Being Human star Sinead Keenan is in touch with her dark side.

Sinead Keenan, 32, is best known for playing Kelly Hawkins in Moving Wallpaper and Nina in Being Human.

She recently appeared in the Doctor Who Christmas special. Born in Dublin, she now lives in east London.

How would you describe your style? I’m not particularly loyal to any brand. It is a bit mix and match.

What colours, shapes and styles suit you best? Turquoise is good on me but I don’t really have much of it. I wear a lot of black and I love jeans with a nice jacket. I do like dressing up but only every so often – I’m too lazy!

Who is your style icon? I don’t have one but I think Jennifer Aniston always looks good. She’s stylish in casual jeans and combats but then she can still pull it out of the bag for red-carpet events. I also like the 1950s stars like Marilyn Monroe. I think that’s why I love vintage.

This vintage black ruffle frock is actually a skirt, but Sinead wears it as a dress.

Which celebrity’s wardrobe would you like to own? Probably Jennifer Aniston’s. I wouldn’t necessarily fit into her clothes though.

How do you dress on “fat” days? I call them fugly days – fat and ugly. I just wear something loose and black.

How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? No time at all. Even with hair and make-up, I take about 10 minutes, I am very low maintenance – men should know this about me!

What is your current favourite outfit? My new black leather jacket from Topshop and my new jeans from American Eagle in the States. I bought them over Christmas.

I’m not a fan of handbags. In fact, I hate them. I like to be free and not have to lug a bag around. But I do really like my brown leather bag from a vintage store
Being Human star Sinead Keenan

What is the one item of clothing you can’t live without? Jeans. I have too many pairs. I’ve just bought four more because it’s hard to find decent ones that fit.

How much have you spent on clothes this month? About £60 or £70 for my jeans in the sale. I’m a lazy shopper and hate looking around for clothes.

What is the oldest item in your wardrobe?I have quite a lot of vintage stuff. I used to go to vintage shops and try and root around but then I came across They will even mend tears for you.

Have you ever made a fashion faux pas? Millions of them. When I was younger I was in a play and I had to wear a black catsuit for a performance of Right Said Fred’s I’m Too Sexy. Enough said.

Do you clear out your wardrobe every season? No, but I wish I did. I always think, “I’ll keep this just in case.”

Do you own more day wear than evening wear? I wear a lot of smart casual – jeans with a nice jacket.

Do you have a favourite shop or designer? I don’t have one in particular. I like vintage. I think it’s the whole dressing up element of it.

Would you say your wardrobe is more high street or designer? Definitely more high street.

What is the most expensive item in your wardrobe? Probably my Armani biker jacket which cost £180.

How many pairs of shoes do you own? Probably about 20. I wear more flats as walking around London in heels is just ridiculous.

Do you wear silver or gold jewellery? Both. I buy jewellery from all over – from markets and from the high street – but most of my good stuff has been inherited.

How much of your wardrobe is black? I would say half.

Do you wear diamonds? I do but the only diamonds that I have were inherited from my mum.

Have you ever had anything made to measure? For work, yes. For theatre, especially.

How many handbags do you own? I’m not a fan of handbags. In fact I hate them. I like to be free and not have to lug a bag around. But I do really like my brown leather bag from a vintage store in Bristol. It’s not too big but you can fit a lot inside.

What is the best fashion advice you would give others? Don’t be a slave to fashion. Go for what’s comfortable. Remember you are the one that has to wear it.

If your house was burning down what item would you save? I wouldn’t save anything I would just run – you can always buy everything all over again.

Being Human is on BBC3 on Sundays at 9.30pm.