The BWW Q&A: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS' Sam Alexander!

When were you happiest?
Walking in the Highlands last year.

What is your greatest fear?
Mice.

What is your earliest memory?
Watching my mum change my baby sister's nappy and, when her back was turned, pricking my sister's bum with a safety pin. I was 17.

Which living person do you most admire, and why?
Rabbi Lionel Blue. I met him once and he oozed kindness and wisdom and humour. It poured out of him and filled the whole room.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Complacency.

Where would you like to live?
In the country one day, with rolling hills and a village pub close by. For now Streatham Hill is just fine.

What makes you unhappy?
Watching England play in football tournaments.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
'...like...'

What is the best job you've done?
A play called 'Wild Oats' at Bristol Old Vic. It's a very funny and warm-hearted 18th-century rom-com.

Cat or dog?
Cat.

To whom would you most like to say sorry?
My sister...for that safety pin thing.

Who is your best friend in theatre?
Thomas Padden.

If you could go back in time, where would you go?
Sorry for being a cliched actor, but Elizabethan London so I could go to the theatre.

Where would you most like to be right now?
Skiing down a mountain.

Tell us a secret.
No, I have a feeling you'd blab.

Sam Alexander plays Stanley Stubbers in One Man, Two Guvnors at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.



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