Philip Quast on Crafting a Believable Performance

Philip Quast is an Australian actor and singer who is best known for his work playing Javert in Les Misérables. He’s won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical, three times, the most of any actor to date. In the following interview, he discusses how he analyzes his roles, getting right to heart of it, allowing him to phrase his performance for the most honest portrayal of the character. Heads up animators, there’s some real gems in this one.