Hugh Jackman is planning to give a series of concerts in London during breaks from starring in the film version of Les Miserables. Shooting on the movie, which is being made by Tom Hooper, will begin in the UK next February. Hugh will play the central role of former convict Jean Valjean.
The actor has just completed a short run of his In Concert show at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto, accompanied by two Broadway performers and a 17-piece orchestra. The show saw Jackman giving a tour de force performance, singing classic numbers from Oklahoma!, Carousel, Dreamgirls and the Peter Allen catalogue.
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano’) about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman’s Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia’ column for Dancing Times magazine.