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At the moment, I dont have plans to go to the US and perform ; I hope it will happen one day as I would love to work in north America, and south America, and actually any place in the world, cause I love to travel and tour.
No, it wasnt.
About the roles in Les Mis, I dont think I would be suited for any other role actually. Valjean maybe ? But give it a bit of time...
Well, Vatel has been released in the States, Simon Sez as well; and no, as of today, I dont have any plan of doing an American film, but who knows, it might happen. Well see what the future brings.
What is challenging in musical theatre is that you have to maintain your abilities to a high level by constantly warming up vocally and put yourself into the right condition hours before the curtain goes up ; well at least thats how I approach my work, and actually I do that as an actor anyway ; so maybe the biggest challenge is to keep going, fresh and always on top form, when you have to deal with very long contracts, taking care of never getting bored and reajusting things all the time. That is a very tough call. But its worth it cause it teaches you the craft, its realities and its shortcomings as well as the tremendous joy it gives you. Its a life style in a way, you have to be very dedicated and very humble because nothing is ever set in stone. And thats the beauty of it.
No, I am not a dancer, I know how to move and occasionally take classes for a role. No, Ive never considered Irish dance, maybe one day ? ? ?
That is a vast question which I dont think I could discuss here ; lets say that I believe in god, in justice, honesty, pleasures of all kind as long as they do not harm in anyway other people, respect towards the other, their differences, their limits, the power of love.
I buy my clothes everywhere I find something I like, thats comfortable and feels nice on the skin and move well on the body.
I have many favorite characters Ive played. Roles that spring to my mind are Marius, Napoleon, the five characters I played in Road Movie and of course Judas. They all leave a trace, and some of them even left some scars that took a while to heal. They hold a special place in my heart, they correspond with different moments in my life and their complexities have helped me understand more deeply who I am, who I am not.
If I hadnt had this calling, I think I would have worked in biology research possibly, as I got my A levels in biology before I decided to be an actor at eighteen. Or a reporter, or a photographer, or a mountain guide.
Jadorerais jouer dans une comédie musicale française, mais pour linstant il ny a pas eu de rencontres dans ce sens. Cela se fera bien un jour...
I would like to travel even more than I do.
Im working on it.
I find it difficult to choose. Seul devant ces tables vides is certainly the song that was the catalyst for my career in musicals, and I enjoyed so much to sing it. With a song in my heart which I sang once in the Martin Guerre crusaid cabaret, is one of the most beautiful song I know.
I felt drawn to it ; I didnt have much choice, I just had to sing and act and that was it. Even now I cant quite explain why it just has to be. I dont have AN idol, but I appreciate loads of fantastic performers in this business, actors or singers.
Yes it is hard, green card and equity are quite tough on foreign performers but I hope that one day that will happen.
Initially I wanted to play Jesus in the revival in the West End, I had just finished Guillaume in Martin Guerre and I didnt want to be the villain of the piece again ; when they offered me the role of Judas in the film, I was overjoyed to be asked to be part of this fantastic adventure, and I think that the way the role is written and directed by Gale Edwards makes Judas quite complex and moving. Prior to this I didnt particularly feel sympathy for the historical person. Now I understand him more, hes a very interesting character.
Well, I would say Judas and the five roles I was playing in Road Movie.
Yes, to work on being happy and on interesting material.
Actually, the role of Judas was just offered to me and I just had to accept such a fantastic opportunity. I am very flattered by your comments on my interpretation, but I have to say that the credit goes to Gale Edwards whos a great actors director, Tim Rice who wrote the material for a great character and Andrew Lloyd Weber who wrote an extraordinary piece of music ; apart from that, I just had to try to live up to all that, and it was weeks of intense and exhilarating work.
Some talent but first of all the absolute knowledge in your heart that you have to do it, that you are made for it, that it is your call.
Sorry, wont tell...
Id love to play Crime of Passion again in London, unfortunetaly there doesnt seem to be any more plan in that direction.