Oscar-nominated actor Jeff Goldblum tells us about the fruits of discipline, his seductive dance and latest project with director Wes Anderson.

Jeff will be making a special appearance at The Old Vic on Sunday night in the The 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala, helping to raise funds for The Old Vic Theatre Trust.

"The Arts changed my life and I know that they can transform a community, the more support I can give to the Arts on a personal level, the better.

"I just got off the Broadway stage in New York and in Los Angeles doing a Theresa Rebeck play called Seminar - an educational and creative experience. Tonight I'm going to meet up with Kevin Spacey and to rehearse something special for the The 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala tomorrow at The Old Vic.

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"Whether I work in theatre or film, my first priority is to work with excited, talented and committed people, on material that is provocative, brave and stimulating.

"My recent work with the wonderful director Roger Michell was very satisfying, heart warming and nourishing. I've been in Paris for a couple of weeks doing a movie with Roger called Le Weekend, along with Lindsay Duncan and Jim Broadbent. Lindsay and Jim were spectacular: delightful and fun to work with.

"I've been so lucky to work with many well-known directors. I don't have a list, but off the top of my head, in a fantasy-wish-world, I would love to work with the Coen Brothers and Martin Scorsese.

"I was recently in Germany for meetings and rehearsals with Wes Anderson, who I worked with on The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, we're working on a new movie called The Grand Budapest Hotel.

"I like to remember my dreams and I enjoy my whole dream life. Last night I dreamt about a variation on a scene I just shot with Roger Michell - a dancing sequence - me dancing with Lindsay Duncan and Jim Broadbent in a little bar in Paris. I dreamt I was in a movie in a coffee shop and I was on a table doing a sort of seduction dance.

"This Wes Anderson world I'm currently in is very dreamlike - wait until you see the set for The Grand Budapest Hotel. They're transforming this old department store in the old German city of Gorlitz into a grand hotel - it's very dreamy and fantastical. I'm being fitted up with an outfit that's a little bit like Sigmund Freud and Jack Benny in To Be Or Not To Be - it's beyond real.

"Whenever I'm not working I play the piano in a jazz band in Los Angeles. I also teach in my spare time - I love working with actors, solving problems, looking at craft, putting together scenes. As an experiment with students, I worked with Rod Steiger and Julie Harris in a 37 minute film, which got nominated for an Oscar.

"If I could star in a film version of a stage play it would be the play I worked on with Kevin Spacey - the David Mamet play Speed-the-Plow.

"If I could give my younger self any advice I would say learn to enjoy the fruits of discipline. When I took piano lessons in school at the age of 12 I didn't know how to make myself practise habitually. That discipline took a while to fall in love with and to realise how delicious it is."

Tickets for the The 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala are available through The Old Vic Box Office on 0844 871 7628 or online at www.oldvictheatre.com

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Take a look at pictures of the The Old Vic's celebration of 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala 2012, in which Jeff Goldblum made a special appearance:

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  • A view of the Old Vic Theater on the night of the 24 Hour Musicals gala performance on December 9, 2012 in London, England. The evening was sponsored by Aqua Financial Solutions and Jack Daniels Single Barrel. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for The Old Vic)

  • Natalie McElhone and Kevin Spacey attend the post-show party, The 25th Hour, following The Old Vic's 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala 2012 during which guests drank Jack Daniels Single Barrel, Curtain Raiser cocktails in The Great Halls, Vinopolis, Borough on December 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for The Old Vic)

  • Emilie Livingston and Jeff Goldblum attend the VIP backstage dinner ahead of this year’s 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala at The Old Vic Theatre on December 9, 2012 in London, England.

  • Natalie McElhone, Kevin Spacey and Haydn Gwynne attend the post-show party, The 25th Hour, following The Old Vic's 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala 2012 during which guests drank Jack Daniels Single Barrel, Curtain Raiser cocktails in The Great Halls, Vinopolis, Borough on December 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for The Old Vic)

  • Natascha McElhone attends an after party celebrating the 24 Hour Musicals Gala Performance at Vinopolis on December 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

  • Freddie Fox (L) and Tamzin Merchant attend an after party celebrating the 24 Hour Musicals Gala Performance at Vinopolis on December 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

  • Sally Greene and Kevin Spacey attend the VIP backstage dinner ahead of this year’s 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala at The Old Vic Theatre on December 9, 2012 in London, England.

  • Ralf Little (L) and Natalie Dormer attend an after party celebrating the 24 Hour Musicals Gala Performance at Vinopolis on December 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

  • Anthony Head attends the post-show party, The 25th Hour, following The Old Vic's 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala 2012 during which guests drank Jack Daniels Single Barrel, Curtain Raiser cocktails in The Great Halls, Vinopolis, Borough on December 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for The Old Vic)

  • Laura Michelle Kelly attends an after party celebrating the 24 Hour Musicals Gala Performance at Vinopolis on December 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

  • Tamzin Merchant attends the 24 Hour Musicals gala performance at The Old Vic Theatre on December 9, 2012 in London, England. The evening was sponsored by Aqua Financial Solutions and Jack Daniels Single Barrel. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for The Old Vic)

  • Ralf Little drinks a 'Curtain Raiser' cocktail at the post-show party, The 25th Hour, following The Old Vic's 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala 2012 during which guests drank Jack Daniels Single Barrel, Curtain Raiser cocktails in The Great Halls, Vinopolis, Borough on December 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for The Old Vic)

  • (L to R) Andrew Scott, Nick Moran, Ralf Little, Natascha McElhone and Hamish Jenkinson attend an after party celebrating the 24 Hour Musicals Gala Performance at Vinopolis on December 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

  • Tamzin Merchant attends the 24 Hour Musicals gala performance at The Old Vic Theatre on December 9, 2012 in London, England. The evening was sponsored by Aqua Financial Solutions and Jack Daniels Single Barrel. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for The Old Vic)

  • Natalie McElhone, Kevin Spacey and Haydn Gwynne attend the post-show party, The 25th Hour, following The Old Vic's 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala 2012 during which guests drank Jack Daniels Single Barrel, Curtain Raiser cocktails in The Great Halls, Vinopolis, Borough on December 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for The Old Vic)

  • Guests enjoy a Jack Daniels Single Barrel, 'Curtain Raiser' cocktail at the 24 Hour Musicals gala performance at The Old Vic Theatre on December 9, 2012 in London, England. The evening was sponsored by Aqua Financial Solutions and Jack Daniels Single Barrel. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for The Old Vic)

  • A general view of atmosphere at the post-show party, The 25th Hour, following The Old Vic's 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala 2012 during which guests drank Jack Daniels Single Barrel, Curtain Raiser cocktails in The Great Halls, Vinopolis, Borough on December 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for The Old Vic)

  • A general view of atmosphere at the post-show party, The 25th Hour, following The Old Vic's 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala 2012 during which guests drank Jack Daniels Single Barrel, Curtain Raiser cocktails in The Great Halls, Vinopolis, Borough on December 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for The Old Vic)

  • A bartender prepares Jack Daniels Single Barrel, 'Curtain Raiser' cocktails at the 24 Hour Musicals gala performance at The Old Vic Theatre on December 9, 2012 in London, England. The evening was sponsored by Aqua Financial Solutions and Jack Daniels Single Barrel. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for The Old Vic)

  • Jack Daniels Single Barrel, 'Curtain Raiser' cocktails at the 24 Hour Musicals gala performance at The Old Vic Theatre on December 9, 2012 in London, England. The evening was sponsored by Aqua Financial Solutions and Jack Daniels Single Barrel. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for The Old Vic)

  • Colin Morgan attends the post-show party, The 25th Hour, following The Old Vic's 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala 2012 during which guests drank Jack Daniels Single Barrel, Curtain Raiser cocktails in The Great Halls, Vinopolis, Borough on December 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for The Old Vic)

  • Richard Fleeshman, Celia Imrie, Con O'Neill and Cynthia Erivo attend the post-show party, The 25th Hour, following The Old Vic's 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala 2012 during which guests drank Jack Daniels Single Barrel, Curtain Raiser cocktails in The Great Halls, Vinopolis, Borough on December 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for The Old Vic)

  • Katherine Kingsley (L) and Jemima Rooper attend an after party celebrating the 24 Hour Musicals Gala Performance at Vinopolis on December 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

  • (L to R) Natascha McElhone, Artistic Director Kevin Spacey and Haydn Gwynne attend an after party celebrating the 24 Hour Musicals Gala Performance at Vinopolis on December 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

  • Kevin Spacey speaks at the post-show party, The 25th Hour, following The Old Vic's 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala 2012 during which guests drank Jack Daniels Single Barrel, Curtain Raiser cocktails in The Great Halls, Vinopolis, Borough on December 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for The Old Vic)

  • Kate Pakenham attends the 24 Hour Musicals gala performance at The Old Vic Theatre on December 9, 2012 in London, England. The evening was sponsored by Aqua Financial Solutions and Jack Daniels Single Barrel. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for The Old Vic)

  • DJ John Lycett Green at the post-show party, The 25th Hour, following The Old Vic's 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala 2012 during which guests drank Jack Daniels Single Barrel, Curtain Raiser cocktails in The Great Halls, Vinopolis, Borough on December 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for The Old Vic)

  • Tom Cairns attends the 24 Hour Musicals gala performance at The Old Vic Theatre on December 9, 2012 in London, England. The evening was sponsored by Aqua Financial Solutions and Jack Daniels Single Barrel. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for The Old Vic)

  • A general view of atmosphere at the post-show party, The 25th Hour, following The Old Vic's 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala 2012 during which guests drank Jack Daniels Single Barrel, Curtain Raiser cocktails in The Great Halls, Vinopolis, Borough on December 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for The Old Vic)

  • Sharon Small attends the post-show party, The 25th Hour, following The Old Vic's 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala 2012 during which guests drank Jack Daniels Single Barrel, Curtain Raiser cocktails in The Great Halls, Vinopolis, Borough on December 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for The Old Vic)

  • Laura Michelle Kelly attends the post-show party, The 25th Hour, following The Old Vic's 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala 2012 during which guests drank Jack Daniels Single Barrel, Curtain Raiser cocktails in The Great Halls, Vinopolis, Borough on December 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for The Old Vic)

  • Haydn Gwynne attends an after party celebrating the 24 Hour Musicals Gala Performance at Vinopolis on December 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

  • Haydn Gwynne attends the post-show party, The 25th Hour, following The Old Vic's 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala 2012 during which guests drank Jack Daniels Single Barrel, Curtain Raiser cocktails in The Great Halls, Vinopolis, Borough on December 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for The Old Vic)

  • Colin Morgan attends the post-show party, The 25th Hour, following The Old Vic's 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala 2012 during which guests drank Jack Daniels Single Barrel, Curtain Raiser cocktails in The Great Halls, Vinopolis, Borough on December 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for The Old Vic)