Pradon, who has just finished a run in Martin
Guerre at the Prince Edward Theatre, is the
only actor to have played leading roles in all
three Boublil and Schonberg musicals, Les Misérables,
Miss Saigon and Martin Guerre.
does living in London mean to you?
It means living in a place where theatre is
everywhere. It means being a foreigner in a
totally different, rich and fascinating culture
is your favourite London landmark?
When I first arrived in London, I was stunned
by the Palace Theatre, a truly amazing building,
but my favourite is the Covent Garden Market
do you think is the worst building in London?
Well, obviously, the National Theatre, although
I can understand the architect's option: the
outside is bland and minimal while the inside
of the building is home to all sorts of visual
do you do your shopping in London?
In Covent Garden, around Oxford Circus and,
more rarely, in South Kensington.
annoys you most about London's environment?
I find the pollution and the noise a real problem
here. Although I live in a very quiet flat in
central London, the air at times is really filthy!
you have a favourite area of London?
Yes, I love Covent Garden.
aspect of London would you most like to change?
I'd like some very strong regulations on all
vehicles regarding exhaust fumes that would
reduce the air quality problem.
is the best way of spending time in London?
Shopping, going to the theatre, clubbing - and
some of the restaurants are wonderful.
does London compare to other capital cities?
It's a great capital with a very special buzz
and lots of character. But there's no comparison,
because it's unique, as are Paris and New York.
you have a favourite London journey by road,
rail, bus or on foot?
I love to cross over Waterloo Bridge and then
walk along the Thames from the National Theatre
to Butler's Wharf. I know it's a long walk,
but it's great!
you could choose a celebrity Mayor for London,
who would it be?
would your personal slogan for London be?
I love to live, love and work in London.