Alex Zane Favourite Movies And Quotes

He joined movies and tvs hows named Rude Tube (Since 2008), Popworld (2001 – 2007), Balls of Steel (2005 – 2008), Deuce Bigalow: European… (2005) and Celebrity Scissorhands (2006 – 2008). He attended Boston Spa Academy, University College London, Goldsmiths, University of London. Alex Zane has 1 sibling in His family: James Zane. He height is 6′ 0″.

Birth Place: Leeds, Yorkshire, England

Profession: Actor, TV presenter

Alex Zane is engaged to graduate lawyer, Nettie Wakefield after a whirlwind year-long romance

Alex Zane on his love of film

TV presenter favorite film is Jaws (1975) and his favoute quote is Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator, in what will be Arnie’s most iconic role.

Alex has hosted many London film premieres for more than a decade and has even starred ion films including European Gigolo and ‘Shaun of the dead’, amongst others. Our founder Mark Boardman first met Alex at TRL on MTV back in 2002 and they both share the love of movies.

The star said “I honestly love Mary Poppins. I’m not the biggest fan of musical cinema but she’s a wonderful character. I know all the songs off by heart. I once performed Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious at a musical comedy night dressed as Mary Poppins”.

When asked “Have you always been a movie buff”, Alex said: “I remember when I fell in love with cinema – I was six years old. I demanded that my mum let me watch Jaws. She refused and refused and I finally persuaded her to let me watch it. I remember her telling me, ‘Don’t say I didn’t warn you.’

“As a result of watching Jaws aged six I’ve never been in the sea since then – it had such a pronounced effect on me. I’m part of that generation that Jaws ruined the sea for them. There was a period when I couldn’t have bubbles in the bath. I needed to see the bottom of it because of sharks!”

What are your top five films of all time?

“Jaws. Fight Club, Aliens. Then it’s Smokey And the Bandit – that will raise some eyebrows but there’s a lot of nostalgia for that movie in my life. I love Burt Reynolds. Meeting him was a very special moment for me.”

“My final one – let’s roll the dice – would be The Blues Brothers. I love that movie.”

Guilty pleasure? 

The Transformers movies, which are wonderful spectacles of action and destruction. 

You are a Leeds lad. Do you get home much?

“Glorious Leeds! I do go back regularly, it’s nice to go home and see my mum. I’ve still got my own bedroom but it’s missing all the Nirvana posters, which she’s taken down in my absence – without my permission, to be perfectly honest!” I live in a flat in Highgate, North London.

Quick fire questions

Career plan B? A doctor, but I dropped out of medical school after the first year to concentrate on stand-up comedy.

Who would play you in a movie of your life? The brilliant and very funny Tina Fey.

Biggest bugbear? I can’t stand deceitfulness – I genuinely believe that honesty is the best policy.

As a child you wanted to be…Burt Reynolds in the film Smokey and the Bandit.

Earliest memory? Not being allowed to watch Aliens at the cinema with my parents when I was seven. I had to see The Care Bears Movie with my gran instead.

Secret to a happy relationship? Spend time together, but make sure you also have time for yourself.

Your best quality? I like being generous.

And your worst? I can be incredibly stubborn, and I also have a tendency to go on about 80s sci-fi cinema.

Last meal on earth? Fish and chips from Oakwood Fish Bar in Leeds, the best fish and chips in the UK.

Advice to teenage self? Don’t be the only kid in school to carry a briefcase.

Secret skill? I can rap all the lyrics to ‘Turtle Power!’ by Partners in Kryme, which featured in the movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

What do you see when you look in the mirror? A surprisingly youthful face – it’s the painting in the attic that ages.

On a day off we’d find you… Catching up on box sets. I recently spent a weekend watching Billions starring Damian Lewis.

Starstruck moment? Because my job involves interviewing Hollywood stars, I tend not to get starstruck. But you can’t help going ‘Wow’ when Angelina Jolie walks into a room.

Cat or dog? I just got my mum a border terrier called Georgie, who is the best thing in the world, and it would break her heart if I said cat.

Big break? MTV was in the room in 2002 when I was performing stand-up at the Edinburgh Fringe and I ended up working there.

Most embarrassing moment? Calling the actress Amber Heard ‘Amanda’ in an interview, not once but twice.

Favourite tipple? I am a huge fan of Vimto.

Hangover cure? Watching Game of Thrones wrapped in a slanket.

What did you have for breakfast today? A grapefruit.

Top of your bucket list? Swimming with a great white shark without a protective cage – unsurprisingly, it’s the only thing on my bucket list.

Philosophy? Have as much fun as possible.

Last film that made you cry? The Pixar movie Up, which I watched alone on my sofa.

Where would you time travel to? Ancient Rome.

First record you bought? ‘Walk Like an Egyptian’ by The Bangles.

Most extravagant purchase? I bought three suits from a great designer called Joshua Kane.

Biggest fear? That there’s something under the bed – genuinely. I’m an adult who sometimes sleeps with the light.

Your celebrity crush? Charlize Theron.

Happiness is? Being near the sea.  

First pop song ‘Walk Like an Egyptian’ Haha! I LOVED that song. I remember being totally into, said Alex.

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Renée has carried out many celebrity interviews for us from boybands to hanging backstage at showbiz parties. The Aussie stars acting credits include Home and Away + Across The Pond.


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