Olly Alexander: ‘This is how I want to be and put myself out there. I know how lucky I am to do that’

The Years & Years singer has found himself thrown into the limelight after starring in Russell T Davies’ highly acclaimed drama It’s A Sin – and he’s determined to make the most of it

17th April, 2021
Olly Alexander: ‘This is how I want to be and put myself out there. I know how lucky I am to do that’
Olly Alexander: ‘I would always encourage people to be honest, because you get one shot at this. It saved me, the fact that I got to be honest’

Olly Alexander knew what he was going to do: he was going to watch the programme on his own, with nobody around him.

Ordinarily, when a new TV series was set to emerge, there would be a special preview screening for cast and crew. But because of Covid-19, Alexander, the lead in the Channel 4 drama It’s A Sin, sat down to watch the series solo, in his apartment in a London under lockdown.

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