Cultural Life: Jason Donovan, actor

'I'm not very good at downloading music; I leave that to my wife and the kids'
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I'm into all sorts of music. I'm not very good at downloading it though; I leave that to my wife, Ange and the kids. At the moment I'm somewhere between 'High School Musical 3' and 'Hannah Montana'. I'm very influenced by my kids. What they love, I love. I enjoy Kings of Leon, and that sort of stuff. I like pop music and jazz. I'm a big Chet Baker fan.


The last film I watched, I really enjoyed but I wouldn't call it a massive cultural experience. It was 'Iron Man' with Robert Downey, Jr. as a wealthy industrialist who builds an armoured suit to protect himself. My favourite film is probably 'Being There' with Peter Sellers, who plays a sheltered middle-aged gardener who has to confront the real world when his benefactor dies I like the Australian film 'Chopper' with Eric Bana, as a Mark Chopper Read, a famous criminal


I like news and current affairs. When a news story breaks, I switch between news channels, and watch how people are covering it, rather than the story

Visual Art

I liked Banksy's spray painting on the South Bank. It was pretty cool.

Jason Donovan stars in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert at the Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue. His latest album, 'Let It Be Me', is out now.