Interview With Lee Hoy
How would you describe yourself to someone who doesn’t know you?
I would describe my personality as very outgoing and social. I am easy to talk to and a good listener. I’m willing to help anyone in need and when I’m in, I’m all in. I also live life to the full.
What inspires you?
I would say what inspires me is more of the 50s era. I love the whole Teddy boy look, the hair, outfits and creeper shoes. Music also plays a big part of it.
What’s important to you?
The only things that are important to me is my family, my girlfriend, friends and my Staffordshire bull terrier (Beau).
What is your greatest achievement in your life so far?
So back in 2000 I went to see the movie Billy Elliot and come out the cinema wishing it was me. 13 years later I get called in to audition for Older Billy In Billy Elliot the musical (West End). After going through 6 recalls they offered me the part. Honestly it was the best feeling in the world.
What are your ambitions?
My Ambition is to play the lead in a proper old school movie. I’m a big fan of all the old subculture movies like Quadrophenia, The Wanderers, This is England & Nowhere boy. Ps I also love Grease haha.
How would your friends describe you?
Funnily enough I put a post out on Instagram and these are the replies I got from my mates -Thoughtful, generous, family orientated, empathetic, sociable and crazy.
How do influences find their way into your work?
When growing up and in the 90s my mum would watch films like Dirty Dancing, Footloose and fame which caught my attention and then inspired me to persue a career in dancing.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
“No One Is You And That Is Your Power.”
What are you reading?
So I’m currently reading a book called Dark Lover: The Life and Death of Rudolph Valentino.
Here’s a little information on him. Rudolph Valentino, was an Italian actor based in the United States who starred in several well-known silent films including The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The Sheik, Blood and Sand, The Eagle, and The Son of the Sheik. He was an early pop icon, and a sex symbol of the 1920s, who was known in Hollywood as the “Latin lover” or simply as “Valentino”. His premature death at the age of 31 caused mass hysteria among his fans and further propelled his status as a cultural film icon.
What are you listening to at the moment?
Arctic Monkeys, The 1975, Eddie Cochran & Ritchie Valens
Best style tip?
Always invest in a top hairdresser
Who is your favorite band at the moment?
What is the key piece of clothing to take with you on any holiday or weekend away?
Decent pair of shorts. You can’t go wrong with that.
What is your favorite piece of clothing in your wardrobe?
Leather Jacket anyday.
Last good film you saw?
The Green Book. Honestly if you haven’t seen it check it out.