Monday 9 Aug 10
I hereby present my professional debut, ladies and gentlemen: Scenes from a UK TV series called Travelling Man, in which I play a young canal boy named Jamie.
I shot this in the summer holidays between my second and third year of drama school. I remember having absolutely no clue what I was doing, and because I had only ever performed in the theatre until now and had no camera experience whatsoever, I thought it would be best if I remained as still as possible and do absolutely nothing aside from letting the lines slip monotonously from my pert young lips. As a consequence I look and sound like a rather well-looking corpse with big hair.
But we live and learn, and it's always great to be able to look back and try to remember the person I was in those Daisy Duke shorts all those years ago.