The man behind the mask and the lead actor in the Middle East debut of Phantom of the Opera provides his insight into one of theatre’s most exciting roles
The Ibiza DJ is one of this month’s headliners at glamorous Abu Dhabi nightlife spot Buddha-Bar Beach as it reaches its first birthday
If you could invite five people – living or dead – to the ultimate dinner party, who would they be and what would you serve?
Mozart, one of the greatest early classical composers performing for us; Carl Cox, a lovely guy and a career inspiration; Bruce Lee, he always had some wise words and I love martial arts; and my brother and sister, Sarah and Dom – they are my best mates, with tapas to be served, as I love the Mediterranean way of eating healthy food and sharing together.
What is the most treasured item in your wardrobe?
My watch. It's a 1972/3 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust with a collectable John Buckley dial.
How would you describe your personal style?
Subtle but deep and detailed.
Where is your favourite place in the world?
Ibiza. The island of dreams. Ibiza’s natural beauty makes it more special than anything – most people don’t realise it! And the evening parties give Ibiza a vibe like nowhere else in the world.
Who would play you in the film biopic of your life?
Christian Bale. He is a superb actor.
What’s the most-played song on your playlist?
Jerome Sydenham and Dennis Ferrer’s Sandcastles never gets old and I’ve played it many times.
What song or album could be the soundtrack to your life and why?
Hans Zimmer has been present throughout my musical journey and is the soundtrack king, so I’d go with [something by] him.
What’s your go-to happy song?
There are loads. It could be Lola’s Theme by The Shapeshifters.
Pick a song title for the story of your life…
What a Wonderful World.
If you could time travel to any gig or concert that has ever taken place, which one would it be?
Woodstock 1969 would be my choice as the line-up was filled with legends, including Janice Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Joe Cocker, and the atmosphere would have been something incredible to behold.
DJ Danny O plays on April 11 at Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi, whose first birthday celebrations culminate with a 12-hour party on April 26
We meet the vocal powerhouse and soul sensation, who is the new resident act at Q’s Bar and Lounge
We don’t really know Cillian Murphy, and he prefers it that way. He’d rather have his characters speak for themselves, and do they ever. Especially one Tommy Shelby, star of Peaky Blinders