Place of Birth:
Older Brother "Zeki"
Basketball, Boxing, gymnastics, oil-painting, music.
Steak & Spagetti
8 shows a week!
Who or what inspired you to do what you are doing now?
My brother who was in the business & childhood dream.
What age did you start dancing?
Have you had any embarrassing moments on stage?
Falling over when walking into a scene!
If you weren’t 'starring' in shows, what would you be doing?
'starring' in film
If you could be in any show, which one would it be and who as?
"Jesus Christ Superstar" as Judas
What was the last show you went to see? Did you enjoy it?
"One flew over the cookoo’s nest"
You have been in "Saturday Night Fever" in Germany, toured Scandinavia and are now in the London production, how do you stop the show from becoming boring and repetitive? Which version of SNF do you prefer?
Try to have a laugh on stage – keeping it fresh! Germany was the best show
Was it difficult performing the show in German?
Was my biggest challenge learning the show in a new language!
Are you enjoying playing "Double J" in "Saturday Night Fever"?
Yeah, I love his gritty attitude!
What does the "J" in "Double J" stand for?!!
You understudy the part of "Tony Manero", what is the best thing about playing the lead?
Standing alone on stage at the beginning of the show having the music kick in!
Do you get on well with the rest of the "Saturday Night Fever" cast?
In "Saturday Night Fever" you play basketball, what sports are you in to? Do you support a football team?
I've always followed basketball. I used to play for London for 5 years. My team is the "La LAKERS"
Do you get a good response from the audience after every performance?
The crowd don’t cheer the "faces" enough!
What is your favourite song from the show?
"How deep is your love"
What is your favourite film?
What was the first record you ever bought?
"Snap" "Rhythm is a dancer"
What was the last CD that you bought?
Jamie Cullum album
What is your worst fear?
Not succeeding in my work.
Do you have any hidden talents?
Where do you see yourself in ten years time?
Describe your proudest moment …
Watching my dad cry after seeing me play Tony Manero
A big thank you to Aykut for answering our questions :-)
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This interview was undertaken mid February 2005.