You may recognize the very famous family name, well Nigel's not the only one in town making an impact. Meet Kris, Nigel's son. Kris moved here 10 years ago to pursue producing and writing and has been doing very well at it. He has been producing theatre shows since he got here, including the very famous Pantomimes at the Pasadena Playhouse (which we love.)
“A Snow White Christmas” at Pasadena Playhouse with Ariana Grande, right, and Charlene Tilton. Credit: Philicia Endelman.
Was there a particular reason you chose LA ?
I got a job here but also my family moved over in 2001, so I was lucky to have a stable base here where I could still have Family Sunday Lunches. It’s also the mecca of entertainment which I am in. There’s a lot of competition here but there’s a reason for that. This is where the work is.
What one thing do you miss from home?
It was black cabs until Uber! Now it’s probably just friends.
What do you find the biggest difference is living here versus the UK?
A)Positive attitude, People’s dreams come true here which radiates and you are only one phone call away from that dream becoming reality. B)Great service, whether you think it’s false or not, service always comes with a smile and you also get a menu with healthy options! I didn’t need to mention the weather.
Do you have a hidden gem in LA that you want to share with us?
The Magic Castle which isn’t really hidden, or is it. Pasadena Playhouse where we do the Christmas Panto and Santa Anita Racetrack where I proposed to my wife!
What would you suggest to others who are thinking about making the move here ?
Only come here with a job. You wouldn’t move to Madrid or Berlin without a job, so why do you think you can move to LA without one? But if you do come, know that it’s a very tough city, you have to be here for at least 3 years before people take you seriously.
Lastly , how can we "follow you" on the Internet ?
When British Nationals realise that their passport is about to run out, what can they do?
Overseas British passport applications must now be applied for ONLINE via gov.uk website. The British Consulate says “don’t leave it until the last minute to apply for your passport. You can apply up to nine months in advance and any unexpired time will be added to your new passport” This applies to new passports and renewals.
You will mailing your passport to the following address
Durham Passport OfficeMilburngate HouseDurhamDH97 1PA We advise getting a tracking number when you mail; you can send through the USPS for about $16
You can also book a same day appointment in the UK for a renewal passport. However if you have lost your passport and go home on an emergency document, it can take a week for an expedited renewal:
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