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Q. Where did Glenn study? When did he start his acting career? What did he do before acting?
A. Glenn was trained at the Arts Educational Schools, which is an independent school specialising in acting and musical theatre in London. He has been acting for over twenty years. Before launching his career as an actor, he worked as a road manager with rock bands. For more information, see the "
Biography" section of this site.
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Q. Does Glenn prefer singing or acting? How did he get into the musical theatre?
A. When he is singing, Glenn prefers acting, and vice versa. He is trained as an actor, and he has long considered acting as his professional priority; however, music is in his heart and he would love to perform his own songs full time; he has been writing songs since he was a child. He first entered the musical theatre when a director, who had seen him act in a play, asked him to do a musical role.

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Q. Does Glenn enjoy acting in films? What types of roles does he prefer, either on stage or in films?
A. He enjoys both the acting and the technical side of filmmaking. Whether on stage or in film, Glenn looks for roles that test and challenge him as an actor.

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Q. Does Glenn play any musical instruments?
A. He plays saxophone, keyboard, and guitar.

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Q. What are the inspirations for Glenn's songs? How does he classify the music that he writes?
A. LIFE! That is what inspires him. His music is hard to classify as it draws from so many styles . However, the one constant is that amazing voice

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Q. When Glenn collaborates with his brother Scott, who contributes what to the songs?
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Read the interview with Scott that can be found in the news section
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Q. What acting roles has Glenn performed? What music has he recorded? What is he doing now?
A. Glenn's acting roles and musical recordings are listed in the section on this site called "
Glenn Facts," under "Biography," "Stage / Film," and "Music." His current projects are listed under "Latest News".
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Q. Where was Glenn born? What is a "Scouser"? Where does he live now?
A. Glenn was born in England (in Staffordshire), but he grew up in Liverpool. "Scouser" is slang, meaning a person who is a native or inhabitant of Liverpool. Glenn's home is in London. He has also lived in New York City while appearing on Broadway or recording.

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Q. When is Glenn's birthday? How old is he?
A. Glenn's birthday is 27th March. He doesn't reveal his age because it can be restricting to an actor to do so; people could feel that he can only play roles in which the character is the same age as he is in real life.

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Q. Is Glenn married? Are his parents living? Does he have any brothers or sisters? What do his siblings do?
A. Glenn is single. His parents are both deceased. He has two brothers: His older brother, Russell, is an engineer; his younger brother,
Scott, is a songwriter and musician.
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Q. Does Glenn have any pets? Where do they stay when he travels?
A. Glenn has two cats, Bella and Jerry. They stay with friends when he travels.

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Q. What colour are Glenn's hair and eyes?
A. He has blond hair and blue eyes.

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Q. Has Glenn always had long hair, or did he grow it long for his role in JCS? Does he have his hair permed or coloured? What products does he use to keep his hair in such good condition?
A. Glenn has had long hair for much of his adult life, although he cuts it as necessary for acting roles. For example, it was cut for his role in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." His hair is naturally curly, not permed. His hair colour is natural; he does not have his hair coloured and he does not have highlights applied. He uses the hair treatment Sebastian« Potion 9™.

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Q. Is Glenn a vegetarian? Why does he drink so much water? What are his favourite foods?
A. Glenn is not a vegetarian. One reason why he drinks a large amount of water each day is to hydrate his vocal cords. He enjoys trying many kinds of foods. His favourite sweets are chocolate, marshmallows, and ice cream.

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Q. Does Glenn smoke or drink?
A. Glenn does not smoke. He does not drink alcohol, other than an occasional glass of wine at dinner.

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Q. Is Glenn a sports fan? Has he ever played sports?
A. Glenn is soccer fan; he roots for the Liverpool Football Club. Glenn played soccer when he was younger, but he received a knee injury that forced him to stop playing.

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Q. Did Glenn enjoy playing the role of Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar (JCS)? Was it a difficult role? Why was he chosen to play Jesus?
A. Glenn enjoyed his role in JCS because it was a challenge for him every day; he had to portray difficult emotions, and the brutal, violent demise of a human being. The songs that Jesus sings are difficult and complex, covering an extremely wide vocal range; furthermore, when Jesus sings, the music virtually stops, leaving the singer technically exposed. The role was also very physical and emotionally draining. The director, Gale Edwards, chose Glenn for the role - not only for his strong and beautiful voice - but because he is a committed, courageous, and passionate actor who was willing to go to his "dark places".

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Q. What is Glenn's favourite song in JCS?
A. His favourite song is "Gethsemane." He feels that it is one of the finest songs ever composed for a leading man; it is brilliantly written and melodically a beautiful tune.

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Q. Did playing Jesus make Glenn more spiritual? What are his religious beliefs? Is he a Christian?
A. For Glenn, when he played the role of Jesus, his perspective was as an actor playing a part. He was portraying a man trapped in difficult circumstances. He feels that the story of Jesus is an important, relevant story because Jesus was a man persecuted for his beliefs, which is a situation that still exists too often in all parts of the world today. He believes that Jesus was a great man with a valuable message; he also believes that Buddha, Muhammad, Moses, and other prophets had equally important things to say. Glenn has a personal faith, but he does not feel the need to classify it.
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Q. When Glenn played Jesus being thrown down the stairs, did it hurt? Was is difficult? Did the crown of thorns hurt? How did he achieve the effect of hanging on the cross? Did it hurt?
A. Glenn trained and used his knowledge of judo to fall convincingly down the stairs in JCS. It was a difficult stunt, and he was occasionally bruised. He was sometimes scratched by the crown of thorns. He is prohibited by a legal agreement with the producers of JCS, the
Really Useful Group (RUG), from divulging the secret of how the crucifixion effect is done. The crucifixion scene was somewhat uncomfortable for Glenn, but it did not hurt.
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Q. Why did Glenn have his chest waxed/shaved for the film version of JCS? In the stage version, how did he clean off the blood and bruises fast enough to appear for the curtain call?
A. The producers wanted a clean innocent look for Jesus so Glenn removed all his hair. For the stage production, Glenn had the fake blood cleaned off with wet towels before the curtain call, and he then covered himself with a large red robe; the special effect makeup for the bruises did not come off so easily (he washed it off later in the shower).

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Q. Who are the fans who come to this site? What are the ages of Glenn's fans?
A. Glenn's fans come from all walks of life; they are professionals representing many fields, students, and homemakers. There are fans here of all ages, generally ranging from teenagers to people in their 50s. The thing they all have in common is their admiration of Glenn's acting, songwriting, and singing.The
fan club now has members in over 51 different countries!
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Q. When was the Web site started? Who are "Sue" and "Stu"?
A. The Web site, glenncarter.com, was inaugurated in June, 2000
but never really got going until September. Stu is Glenn's friend, music and business partner. He started the site to maintain Glenn's profile in the UK while he was away in the US. Sue Harris had been a friend of Glenn for many years. When the Fan Club was started, there was only one choice over who should be its secretary. Sue now co-ordinates the Fan Club activity while Stu deals with the business.
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Q. Does Glenn answer his own email?
A. Yes.

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