My Weekend: Matt Dallen

Matt Dallen as Chester the Jester
Matt Dallen as Chester the Jester
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Matt Dallen, 31, is appearing in pantomime at the Kings Theatre in Southsea. He is clowning around as Chester the Jester in Sleeping Beauty until tomorrow.

When did you last go away and where did you go?

My last holiday was in Dubai, which I love. I always go after panto to relax. But also I have friends in Scotland which is always nice to visit when I can.

What was the last theatre show you saw?

It was Blood Brothers, which is one of my favourite musicals. Although my favourite musical is Mary Poppins. I would love to play the part of Bert one day.

What was the last film you saw at the cinema or on DVD?

It was Harry Potter. I wish I was magic. I love all the Harry Potter films.

What is your favourite TV show?

Probably Top Gear, or Friends. People say I remind them of Chandler! And actually my wife is very much like Monica from Friends so we’re a perfect match!

Which celeb would you most like to spend a weekend with?

If I could spend the day or have a meal with one celebrity, it would have to be Julie Walters. She is one of my 
favourite actresses. Or maybe Stephen Fry as I think he’s a very interesting man and conversation would be good!

What’s your favourite meal?

Steak and kidney pie, definitely. But I do like cheesecake which is what we had as our wedding cake!

What is your favourite way to relax?

Either going to the theatre or sitting at home with a nice glass of wine. And, of course, watching Arsenal play football.

Do you have any hobbies?

My hobbies are mainly sport related. As a kid I was always playing football. I played for two teams and nearly went professional!