Olly Alexander Embraces His ‘Freakier’ Side Onstage E! News UK

Olly Alexander says his character on stage is “weirdier” than he is in everyday life.

The Years and Years star made his solo debut on the Other Stage at Glastonbury on Sunday (26.06.22), and he said his gigs were the only place he could bring out his “more flamboyant” side.

The 31-year-old pop star and actor told NME at Worthy Farm: “First of all, I’m grateful to be here.

“I’m so lucky to be able to do this. I can express myself when I’m on stage and become that version of myself that’s bigger than I usually am. It’s more flamboyant and extravagant but it’s an expression of who I am inside. It’s a part of me and I can do it on stage.

“I hope people who come to the show and come to watch Years and Years will have a little for themselves, [to say] ‘I’m going to be myself, I’m going to be weirder!’ I hope so because life is really difficult right now for so many different people and in so many different ways.

Along with performing his own set, Olly joined the Pet Shop Boys for a rendition of “Dreamland”.

Olly previously covered 80s synth-pop duo hit ‘It’s A Sin’ for the Channel 4 drama AIDS in which he starred of the same name.

The former “Skins” actor starred as Ritchie Tozer in the 1980s UK AIDS epidemic series.