Raleigh Ritchie is a polymath. Known as Jacob Anderson for his acting, he made his name as Omen on Adulthood and Grey Worm on Game of Thrones. While it took a backseat for a while, his music doesn't feel like an afterthought, or like an actor trying to flex his creative muscles. It feels like acting was the appetiser, and now we're about to get the main course. With his debut album soon to be released, and a tour coming up in April, we asked the Bristol-born artist about his thoughts on London.
One word to describe London:
One word to describe Londoners:
What's your favourite place in London?
What song feels most like London?
"Beautiful London" by Lekkido
When does Bristol trump London?
Bristol is more laid back than London.
Who is your favourite London artist?
What's your favourite "secret" spot?
The Pergola, Golders Green
What would you change about the city?
Manners – I would give people manners.
What's your favourite tube station?
Old Street – there’s one platform which has really different lighting to all the others.
What's your biggest London extravagance?
Which London-specific word do you use most?
Nang, which means really good.
What has been your best moment in London so far?
I went to Cineworld Haymarket, and I was the only person in the cinema and it was 3pm on a Wednesday afternoon. There was a mouse that was really calmly sitting there in the isle, and I stopped watching the film and started watching the mouse. That was a magical moment. I should probably mention another magical moment; but this is the first one that came to me.