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Dubai Celebrity Interviews

Dubai Celebrity Interviews

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Dubai Celebrity Interviews

Celebrity Interviews

There is always something going on in Dubai whether it's live gigs and concerts, exhibitions, festivals, comedy shows, theatre performances, sporting events or other exciting happenings.


The ExpatWoman team are lucky enough to get to interview stars and celebrities about their Dubai performances. It is always interesting to know what world- famous people expect from staying in the Middle East and how they imagine it will be to perform in the desert. Check out the great interviews here...
  • Getting to Know the Cast of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

    Getting to Know the Cast of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show by author/illustrator Eric Carle has captured the attention of many generations of readers for years and now it is coming to life with a theatrical feast! Ahead of this year's Popular Production's show, we had the chance to speak to the cast that made it all possible. 

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  • Life After Dubai with Morgan Carver Richards

    Life After Dubai with Morgan Carver Richards

    Upon landing on the golden sands of Dubai after moving, every one of us was and is quite happy to adapt to the spoiled lifestyle we're offered in this awe-inspiring place. It's not until you leave that you realise just how good you've got it.

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  • Summer Glau Glows at The MEFCC

    Summer Glau Glows at The MEFCC

    American actress Summer Glau, best known for her role as Cameron in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and River Tam in FireFly, turned heads at the 5th annual Middle East Film and Comic Con. ExpatWoman got an exclusive interview with Summer, to learn about her expat experience and how she copes with being away from home.

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  • Introducing Lucy Hunter James

    Introducing Lucy Hunter James

    We had the opportunity to talk to the talented Lucy Hunter James ahead of her 5th performance as the iconic Maria in The Sound of Music. Understandably, we had a lot of curious questions for her and about her experiences so far.

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  • Meet Mother Abbess: Maggie Preece

    Meet Mother Abbess: Maggie Preece

    We all know Climb Ev'ry Mountain, and so ahead of this year's The Sound of Music at Madinat Jumeirah, we caught up with the voice behind the classic song... Meet Maggie Preece, a woman who has wanted to sing and act for as long as she can remember. With an impressive portfolio of work, we can't wait to be treated to her fantastic voice as she appears as the iconic Mother Abbess in Popular Productions' The Sound of Music.

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  • Katherine Glover is One of the Von Trapp Clan

    Katherine Glover is One of the Von Trapp Clan

    Ahead of this year's Popular Production's The Sound of Music, we had the chance to speak to the voice behind Liesl Von Trapp. With an impressive portfolio of work behind her, we're excited to see exactly what Katherine Glover brings to the role of the eldest of the Von Trapp clan, Liesl. So much so, we grabbed the chance to ask her a few questions about her work, her aspirations and the advice she'd give to future generations.

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  •  Chris Botti Lights the Stage

    Chris Botti Lights the Stage

    It’s that time of the year in Dubai where the country is treated to one of the biggest festivals of the year – the 14th edition of the Emirates Airline’s Dubai International Jazz Festival! The highlights of the 3-day event includes some of the most legendary pop, rock and jazz artists including; YouTube sensation’s PostModern JukeBox, James, Toto, David Gray, Chris Botti, Sting, La Bomba De Tiempo and Santana.

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  •  Anthony Horowitz: The Polymath

    Anthony Horowitz: The Polymath

    You may recognise his work, but not necessarily know much about him... This is Anthony Horowitz, the man behind the hugely popular Alex Rider, Sherlock Holmes and lots of your favourite TV shows and films, like Foyle's War, Poirot and Stormbreaker.

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  • BBC Andy Bates

    EW Meets BBC's Andy Bates

    Ahead of the brand new BBC Good Food Show Middle East, we caught up with Andy Bates for an exclusive ExpatWoman Interview

    Also known as the 'Pie Man' the BBC Good Food Show's Andy Bates tells us about his love of great British food, street food in North America. What's the weirdest street food he's ever come across - it's got to be the Bodo fish.

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  • Introducing John Payton, Director of The Woman in Black

    Introducing John Payton, Director of The Woman in Black

    EW Rebecca sat down with John Payton, the genius director of the thrillingly popular show. Find out more about the most thrilling play to ever come to Dubai. Read more about interview and find out why everyone's so excited about The Woman in Black.

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  • Introducing David Summer, Star of The Woman in Black

    Introducing David Summer, Star of The Woman in Black

    EW's Rebecca had a nice chit chat with David Summer, who will star in The Woman in Black. Find out about the star here as she picks his brains for his passion for theatre and the brilliance of The Woman in Black.

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  • Nathan 'NbK' Schmitt

    Team EnvyUs' Nathan 'NbK' Schmitt

    With GAMES 15 heading to Dubai's shores this month, we grabbed the chance to speak to EnvyUs' own Nathan 'NbK' Schmitt. We can only imagine how enthralling it must be for NbK and his fellow EnvyUs members, who are in fact joining the tournament at the upcoming GAMES 15, while managing to balance life in general with their passion.

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  • Annabel Kantaria

    Annabel Kantaria: The Literary Butterfly

    A British Telegraph writer, journalist, and blogger who never seems to put her ‘pen’ down, Annabel Kantaria has called Dubai home for 18 years. She has just written the summer's must-read 'Coming Home'. Passion for her art shines through; when asked what 3 books she would take with her to a desert island her response was simple:  “blank notebooks so I could write my own desert island story!”. 

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  • Verne Harnish

    Our Talk with Verne Harnish

    Ahead of the upcoming Scaling Up workshop with the man himself, we got the chance to have a chat with Mr Harnish, a.k.a. The Growth Guy, about his life and career journey, including founding the Young Entrepreneurs' Organisations, now known as Entrepreneurs' Organisation and the Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs. 

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  • Jordan Watton and Nairne Hannah

    A Chat with the Annies

    Ahead of this year's smash hit musical, ANNIE!, we had the great chance to interview both the main girls, Jordan Watton and Nairne Hannah. Read our extensive interview here with the two of them, about their audition experiences, what made them want to become actresses,  if they have similarities to Annie's personality and which is their favourite Annie from the 3 previous films.

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  • Ellie Leah

    Ellie Leah: Our Favourite Miss Hannigan

    While Dubai focused on the arrival of everyone's favourite red-head to the stage at Souk Madinat Jumeirah, we caught up with the leading female antagonist, Miss Hannigan, played by the lovely Ellie Leah. We asked her about her true feelings towards her troubled character, who has previously played her favourite and whether she feels Miss Hannigan is misunderstood!

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  • James Blunt

    We Met James Blunt!

    This man is not one to be reckoned with on social media, he's a man that has probably sang the word 'beautiful' over thousands, maybe millions, of times and he is a man who travelled across America to make a lucky couple's wedding one of the most memorable. This is James Blunt, ladies, and we had the opportunity to join in welcoming him back to the Emirate ahead of the 2015 The Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival.

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  • Peter Andre

    We Met Peter Andre for MiXTAPE Rewind

    With the third edition of MiXTAPE Rewind on Dubai's shores in 2014, we had the amazing chance to chat with the man himself, Peter Andre, ahead of his live performance beside 90s favourites 5ive and B*witched. He'd done a whirlwind tour of Dubai in the early hours of the day, before heading to Le Royal Meridien, JBR, where we sat down over a coffee and pastry and talked families, coffee shop enterprises, his music career and the launch of his latest album, White Christmas.

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  • Paul Frangie

    Paul Frangie: Health, Life and Food

    This Dubai raised chef and model is turning heads for all the right reasons. In light of Diabetes Awareness Month, we spoke to Dubai-based Paul Frangie about his food philosophies, which are balanced and smart and for someone as health concious as Paul, its great to hear that he has chocolate and ice-cream whenever he feels like it... He actually grew up in Dubai, too, and is the brain child of "This Dude Knows Food". We don't disagree!

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  • Paul McKenna

    Paul McKenna Came to Dubai

    Paul McKenna came to Dubai in October 2014, for two really interesting, what he calls, training sessions. As a result, we grabbed at the chance to catch up with him over the phone before he came to chat about what it is that he does, the way in which he can teach you to change your way of thinking and about his upcoming trip to Dubai.

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  • Cynthia Nordstrom

    We Spoke to Costumer Designer Cynthia Nordstrom

    Disney on Ice Rockin Ever After introduces the fabulous and talented costume designer who is responsible for the creation of all the super fab looks for this great show coming to Dubai this September. See what it takes to dress an entire cast, what her favourite costumes are and more...

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  • Donald Duck

    One on One with Donald Duck

    With Disney On Ice: Rockin' Ever After visiting Dubai this September, we caught up with the famous duck, who's well-known for his fiery temper, humourous voice and mannerisms. Tickets are on sale now for the event.

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  • Imagination Movers

    Imagination Movers - Mover Rich

    We caught up with Mover Rich, the drummer (although that's not the only instrument this talented guy can play) from the Disney sensation, The Imagination Movers.

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  • Yuri Bashmet

    Yuri Bashmet

    EW's Joyce Milne met Yuri Bashmet, world famous conductor, violinist and violist before his concert with Moscow Soloists Chamber Ensemble on 26 December 2012 in Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi...

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  • The Jacksons

    The Jacksons

    Iconic Motown legends, The Jacksons, spoke to Jane Drury before their much awaited upcoming performance on 30th November, at the du Forum on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi...

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  • David Seddon

    David Seddon from The Woman in Black

    EW’s Sunita Sequeira, had a nice tête-à-tête with the star of The Woman in Black (one of British theatre’s scariest hits) ahead of the show's tour in Dubai...

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  • Urs From Il Divo

    Urs From Il Divo

    EW Event Manager, Jodie, got the chance to speak to one of her heroes, Urs from Il Divo. She's a big fan and jumped at the chance to talk to Urs ahead of their Dubai Tour date.

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  • Al Murray

    Al Murray

    The comedy Pub Landlord, Al Murray, spoke to us ahead of his 4 day sell out tour of Dubai about life, holidays and his charity work- showing us a softer side of the comedy hard man.

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  • John Taylor

    John Taylor from Duran Duran

    In support of their 13th studio album, ‘All You Need is Now,‘ Duran Duran played the huge Sevens Stadium venue in Dubai on March 8, 2012. ExpatWoman had a chat with John Taylor, legendary bass guitarist and co-founder of Duran Duran.

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  • Engelbert Humperdinck

    Engelbert Humperdinck

    King of Romance legendary Engelbert Humperdinck performed live in Dubai for one night only on 7th of March 2012 in Madinat Jumeirah. It was definitive the most exclusive concert of the season.

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  • Simon Le Bon

    Simon Le Bon from Duran Duran

    We interviewed Simon Le Bon, lead singer of Duran Duran, ahead of their Dubai gig (8th of March 2012)… here’s what he had to say about the weather, dogs and their first public gig in Dubai...

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  • Boy George

    Boy George

    We interviewed Boy George, front men of Culture Club, one of the biggest pop bands in the world. Boy George and his band performed all of their smash hits on December 29th 2011 in Dubai.

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  • Kian Egan from Westlife

    Kian Egan from Westlife

    When invited to interview Kian Egan from Westlife, there was really no question who in the ExpatWoman office would be the right girl for the job. Amanda has seen the band in concert 5 times and bought tickets for the imminent Westlife show in Dubai within a nanno-second of them going on sale...

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  • Sharon Corr

    Sharon Corr

    We caught up with Sharon Corr to chat about the concert at Meydan (March 17 2011), Sharon's new solo career and interesting collaborations in the pipeline...

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  • Belinda Carlisle

    Belinda Carlisle

    We interviewed Belinda Carlisle ahead of the fabulous Here & Now Concert in Dubai. Here & Now tours – the phenomenally successful 80’s live concerts that bring favourite icons to perform for fans across the World.

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  • Eddie Amoo of The Real Thing

    Eddie Amoo of The Real Thing

    Jane catches up with Eddie Amoo of The Real Thing to talk about opportunity knocking, and playing the Here & Now Concert at Meydan on the 7th April 2011.

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  • Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart

    Jane caught up with Rod Stewart in LA to talk about the show in Dubai (on May 7, 2011), a career that started in 1971, juggling family life and keeping fit...

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