'Sleepy Hollow's Tom Mison loves bees, reads Vonnegut and drinks whiskey

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tom-mison-fall-tv-ones-to-watch-gi.jpg Tom Mison has gotten his first big American-TV break with, rather appropriately, his role as an English expatriate in America in the fantasy drama "Sleepy Hollow," premiering Monday, Sept. 16 on FOX.

In this mash-up of Washington Irving''s "Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle," along with some bits from the biblical Book of Revelation and a dose of "National Treasure," 31-year-old Mison plays Revolutionary War soldier Ichabod Crane.

After beheading the now-Headless Horseman in battle and getting impaled for his trouble, Crane slumbers for a couple centuries or so and wakes up -- along with the Horseman -- in modern-day Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. There he gets embroiled in supernatural mysteries while trying to keep a good head on his shoulders.

In real life, Mison might need a good back massage and a ride home after he downs his three favorite alcoholic beverages (but don't suggest coffee in Swansea) ...

What's the current home-screen picture on your phone?

A bee in my garden in London ( sos-bees.org)

What are your can't-miss TV shows?

"Breaking Bad" and "The Great British Bake Off."

What's the worst injury you've ever had?

Chirpy question! I was hit by a car. Buggered my back. It was fine until you made me think about it.

Do you have any nicknames?

T-Mis.

What's the worst place you have ever been to?

A cafe round the back of Swansea train station [in Wales].

If you had to choose another career, what would it be?

Politics, distressingly.

What goes in your carry-on bag on the plane?

iPod and a book (currently "Galapagos," by Kurt Vonnegut, as you're asking)

What's your favorite beverage?

Single malt whiskey. Or gin. or a good British Ale.

What food can you not resist?

Just food.