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Exclusive Peter Hillier Interview


Nickname(s): PETE, DIDDY P

Date of Birth: 14/11/77

Place of Birth: Cambridge

Brother(s)/Sister(s): 1 brother


Where did you go to school and what was your favourite subject?
I went to school in a small town called Potton and my favourite subject was Drama and English

Who or what inspired you to do what you are doing now?
Can't remember I'm afraid so many people, Lee Evans/De Niro/Morecambe + Wise/Tommy Cooper/Norman Wisdom/Dustin Hoffman/Tom Cruise and many more things + I'm a big show off

What age did you start dancing?

Have you had any embarrassing moments on stage?
Yes last night I fell over in boogie shoes!

If you weren’t 'starring' in shows, what would you be doing?
Stand up comedy/TV presenting

If you could be in any show, which one would it be and who as?
I'm not really into shows all that much but I suppose I would love to play mickey in blood brothers

What was the last show you went to see? Did you enjoy it?
Bat boy! – probably was the best thing in the west end at the mo!

You have been in "Saturday Night Fever" in Germany, "Fame", "Kiss Me Kate", "Summer Holiday" and now "Saturday Night Fever" in London, which do you prefer?
Best show I did was actually "A Slice of Saturday night"

Are you enjoying playing "Gus" in "Saturday Night Fever"?
It's OK but like anything you get bored after a while doing the same thing every night!

You understudy the part of "Bobby C", what is the best thing about playing that role?
You get a song!

What does the "C" in "Bobby C" stand for?!!
Dunno! Probably "coward"

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 used to play basketball when I was younger plus I'm very much into golf at the moment – I support Arsenal

Do you get a good response from the audience after every performance?
I suppose so! Depends on who's in

What is your favourite song from the show?
Staying Alive!

What is your favourite film?
Got loads Star Wars!/Goodfellas/Ghost busters/braveheart/Top Gun/The intelligence men/Scarface and many more

What was the first record you ever bought?
Vanilla Ice

What was the last CD that you bought?
Goldie looking chain

What is your worst fear?

You have five minutes to live, how do you spend that time?
Bit morbid isn't it!

What are your ambitions in life?
To be really rich and famous – like I said I'm a show-off

Do you have any hidden talents?
I can make a farting noise with my hands and I can do an impression of Donald Duck!

If you could be someone else for the day, who would you be and why?
Couldn't possibly say! I like being me!

If a film was made about your life, what person, alive or dead, would play you and why?
I'd like someone unknown to play me to give them a break!

Where do you see yourself in ten years time?
Hopefully rich and famous!

You have three wishes, what are they?
Wish 1) a world with no war! 2) A world with no hunger or illness 3)An infinite amount of wishes to use!

What is your best childhood memory?
When my father told me when I was about 4 that Christmas wasn't just once but it happened every year (I was wearing a superman outfit at the time ha ha)

Describe your proudest moment …
Haven't had it yet!

Tell us a secret …
Stephane and myself left a restaurant the other day without paying and told the waitress that Chris Newton the MD of the show would pay for us! It was very funny!

One last question, can you do the kangaroo?!!!
Yes I can and very well! I hope you enjoy the programme!

A big thank you to Peter for answering our questions :-)
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This interview was undertaken late January 2005.

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