Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)


Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)


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The film producer brings streets to a standstill with his aftershave and thinks the Mayor's soft on crime

Where do you live and why?

I live in Holland Park. The best aspect of the area is the fact there are plenty of green spaces for dog-walking.

How long have you lived there?

Twelve years.

What advice would you give to a tourist?

See London at least once from a boat on the Thames.

You get an entirely different perspective.

Who is in your secret address book?

Dover Street Market for clothes. Selfridges, because it has everything you could ever need. John Sandoe Books - it's a good, old-fashioned service and has an eclectic array of books. Speck Delicatessen has all my Italian favourites packed up to take home.

Feng Sushi - I live on their home delivery.

What is your earliest London memory?

The romanticism of London in the Pet Shop Boys' 'West End Girls' video.

What do you miss most when you're out of London?

My trainer Paul Lubicz.

What are your extravagances?

I have a passion for fashion.

What would you do if you were Mayor for the day?

I would take a much harder line on crime.

What is your life philosophy?

Live every day as if it were your last.

What were the last books you bought?

Everyman by Philip Roth and A Night At The Majestic by Richard Davenport-Hines. The latter is about a famous meeting in Paris in 1922 between Proust, Joyce, Stravinsky and Picasso.

What were the last CDs you bought?

Fires by Nerina Pallot and Only After Dark presented by Nick Rhodes and John Taylor.

What do you listen to on your iPod as you travel around London?

Anything and everything, except modern jazz.

Do you have a favourite pub?

Not really. I always find pubs unbearably smoky.

What are your current projects?

Rocket Pictures has just finished production of a romantic comedy It's A Boy Girl Thing(to be released later this year). I'm also a patron of the Prince's Trust. …

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