Gloria is a young acting student only halfway through her degree.We begin our story with her at an audition to be actor-musician for an off-West End show. For a 19 year old, she is remarkably mature and driven, as she seeks every opportunity to learn more so that she can break into the industry. Originally intending to become a lawyer in later life, a passion for musical theatre soon took hold and she discovered the route to her own personal happiness.
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Film Maker: Nick Shaw
Questions & Answers
- What's your first memory of London? One of my first memories of London would have to be riding my tricycle around Hammersmith High Street with my mum. Weaving in and out of people, falling off and getting back on.
- What do you miss when you're away from London? I miss the noise late at night. I miss the shops that stay open till 11. I miss the late buses and streets that almost always dotted with people no matter the time of day. I miss how accessible things are and not having to go out of my way just to buy something simple.
- What's your favourite neighbourhood? It's a tie between Acton, Ealing and Chiswick.
- What's your favourite building? The Houses of Parliament. It's a fantastic building on the outside and even more so on the inside.
- What's your ideal day out in London? A nice calm day out with a friend or relative to watch a film or a play and then dinner.
- What's your ideal night out in London? I've only done it once but Roller Disco is awesome.
- What's your most hated building? The Stratford Westfield and it's only because it's so annoyingly huge.
- What's the best view in London? The London skyline. It's just so beautiful to look at.
- What's your favourite open space? Trafalgar Square.
- What's the most interesting shop? There's a shop called Forbidden Planet that I adore. It's amazing and I can't really go into anymore detail about it without sounding like a total nerd.
- What's been your most memorable night out in London? The time I found myself in Trafalgar Square at 11pm with my mother and aunt.
- Where would you take someone visiting from out of town? I'd probably take them to Kew Gardens because going into Central London can get a little tiring all the time and it's nice to go somewhere that's not bustling with tonnes of people.
- What's the worst journey you've had to make in London? Monday morning's on my way to school on the central line are absolutely horrible.
- Who's your favourite fictional Londoner? The one and only Sherlock Holmes.
- What's your favourite London film, book or documentary? Sweeney Todd.
- If you could travel to any time period in London, past or future, where would you go? The 1920's and 30's really intrigue me but I wouldn't want to stay for too long.
- For you, who is the ultimate Londoner? I honestly haven't a clue.