Up close and personal with Neville Letard

Published Sep 13, 2010


WHAT has been the highlight of your year so far?

Being at the World Cup soccer semi-final, watching and supporting Spain against Germany in Durban. Such fun!

Favourite Durban restaurant, shop, mall and local leisure activity.

Pizzetta and Hemingways are favourite restaurants. I don't like to shop and I hate shopping malls. My favourite thing to do is be with friends; have people around and talk rubbish.

The movie you most enjoyed in the past 12 months? And your favourite film of all time?

The last time I went to a movie cinemas were known as "the bioscope". My favourite film is An Affair to Remember.

The album currently in your CD player? And your most cherished album of all time?

My CD player has jammed and I don't know what's in there. I like my ipod when I get it to work.

Favourite kind of meal? And least favourite?

I love pasta, and loathe liver and onions.

How do you keep fit?

I walk and also have a personal trainer.

The three things that make South Africa great?

Braais, sunny skies and my Peugeot.

The word or phrase you most overuse?

"Let's try that again. Ready? and?"

One thing about yourself that you'd love to change?

Nothing. Why change perfection?

How and where did you celebrate your last birthday?

I had an Austin Powers party at Buds on the Bay in April. Great fun!

Dream holiday? And with whom if it could be a fantasy date?

A trip to Italy... with whom would be my secret.

If you could be an animal what would it be?

A party animal. But if I had to be an actual animal, it would have to be my cat, who is so completely loved and indulged.

Personalities you most admire?

Tango street dancers in Argentina. I just love their flair and passion for dance.

Some things you truly love? And things you detest?

I love my couch, television and a remote control with a glass of wine. I hate the alarm clock and the city centre with all its daring minibus taxis.

The funniest thing that ever happened to you?

My front tooth falling out before landing in Cape Town for a wedding.

Favourite actor, actress, singer, band and TV show?

No favourite actor or actress. I |like Michael Buble, Queen and the television shows Keeping Up Appearances and 'Allo 'Allo.

Three things you have to do before you die?

I am completely content with what I have achieved in my life, but I would like to go back to Egypt once more? and learn how to use my ipod properly.

What are you reading at the moment?

No time for that.

Your three favourite cities?

London, Buenos Aires and Moscow. |All of them are so different and very exciting. It's such a culture shock going from one to another.

Five things about yourself that most people don't know?

I love to cook, I snore, I like wildlife and the mountains? oh, and I teach dance.

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