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A few of my favourite things: Jonathan Guy Lewis

We find out the favourite things of the actor who is currently starring in ''I Found My Horn'' at the Trafalgar Studios,

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Jonathan Guy Lewis in I Found My Horn
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Jonathan Guy Lewis is currently appearing in I Found My Horn, a brand new production directed by Harry Burton about making music and confronting one's private demons.

Adapted from Jasper Rees' renowned book, I Found My Horn makes its West End debut at Trafalgar Studios.

So Jonathan, what is your favourite...


Very tricky. I love films. Right up there is The 39 Steps, both the Robert Donat version directed by a young Hitchcock - it's masterful, romantic and I never tire of seeing it as it fills me with a warm glow every time - and the Robert Powell remake is pretty good too. Also worthy of a mention is The Sound Of Music. I always used to think that Christopher Plummer was my real father and that I had been adopted! But over all top my film of the moment is Les Choristes, translated as The Chorus. A beautiful French film set in a boys home come borstal, and a quirky teacher who arrives and sets up a choir which becomes transformative in their young lives.

Place to hang out in London?

2 Brydges. It's a club in the centre of town which is largely frequented by writers and other creative types. Fantastic food and a cosy fireside atmosphere. I love it.


Annie's in Chiswick.

Nr the River.

Fish pie. Mmmm.

Holiday Destination?

Corfu. Nr Kassiopi

Play/Musical that you have seen?

Guys & Dolls or Les Miserables.

Theatre to visit?

Young Vic or Orange Tree

Theatre to perform in?

Aldwych or Laguna Beach Playhouse

Theatre joke/anecdote?

"So I says to Von Karajan. I says… "What's the difference between an orchestra and a bull? And he says: "Tell me please." So I says… "On a bull Herbert, the horns are at the front and the arsehole's at the back!"