What is your favourite restaurant and what do you like about it?

I'm a Brit in Hollywood, so I am blessed with many healthy restaurants. My favourites are Chateau Marmont, Blair's and Real Food Daily.

Do you prefer healthy food or junk food?

I absolutely believe in organic food, healthy food, as opposed to "health food'' - any delicious things made with organic ingredients. 

Have you ever sent back or complained about a meal? What was it? Where was it? And why did you send it back?

Yes, I once sent back a grilled fish dish, as it was nearly raw. It had been shown the flame for just long enough to excite any bacteria but not long enough to kill them or flavour the fish. Scary stuff.

What's your favourite tipple?

California's incredible wines.

What would you rescue from your house if it was burning down?

My violins and my Les Paul Standard guitar.

What's your fantasy car... and what do you actually drive?

The new Tesla Roadster. 100% electric, 0-60 in 4 seconds. A sexy sports car that happens to be as green as can be. I currently drive a sweet and relatively fuel-efficient Volkswagen Cabrio convertible.

What are you reading?

Grub by Anna Lappé and Bryant Terry. A fabulous book.

What gadgets do you carry around with you?

I am a confirmed geek, and carry a Motorola Razr, Canon Ixus 750 and a pocket tape measure at all times.

What was the last film you saw at the cinema and what was your verdict?

The last film I saw was a documentary called The US v. John Lennon, which I recommend very highly.