Is it possible to go from Hollyoaks to Hollywood? Find out which British soap stars have made it big across the pond…. It can be hard enough to transition into regular British telly after spending time on a soap. Playing the role from to , Bournemouth-born Ben left to try and make a name for himself in Hollywood. Meet the Oscar winning former Hollyoaks star]. Shenton wrote, produced and starred in the short, while Overton directed. You may remember Rachel as the glamorous Mitzeee Minniver on Hollyoaks from and Chris as cagefighter Liam on the same soap in The Essex born actress played Sasha Valentine in the Chester soap from to and has since gone on to play the reoccurring role of Daenerys' right-hand woman Missandei on Game of Thrones and appeared in movies such as The Fate of the Furious and The Maze Runner franchise. When is it back on?
Those who weren’t so lucky…
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Emmerdale spoilers: Vanessa Woodfield's 'surprise' announcement. Over the years we've seen many soap stars attempt to "try other things" and make it big America but how many actually do? As you probably know when soap actors get typecast as a particular character, it can be hard for them to break away from it. Many famous faces from EastEnders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks have attempted to crack Hollywood but, while some have soared, others have fallen. So, we've decided to round up the soap stars who have failed at making it in America and of course, the ones who have made it pretty big out in stateside. He played the infamous villain on Hollyoaks but Brendan Brady soon turned into the good guy following his relationship with Ste Hayes.
The years have been kind to these famous soap stars! Do you remember when these famous faces were on TV the first time around? Before and after! Who remembers Bradley Branning from Eastenders? He was the school boy who won the heart of Stacey Slater played by Lacey Turner in the soap. Now in his late 20s, Charlie Clements the actor who played Bradley is almost unrecognisable from his days in the Square! The actor first re-appeared on Loose Women aged 28 to discuss his new drama, where he portrays Henry VIII, and twitter went into meltdown over his changed appearance! Now 29, the actor jokingly took to twitter to share his latest look following his birthday.
A round-up of the soap actors who quit acting for jobs out of the spotlight after Katie Jarvis gave up fame to work in a DIY store. We recently discovered that Katie Jarvis, who played Hayley Slater in EastEnders, has quit acting to work a very normal job. Her Instagram is full of snaps of her in bendy poses and she looks like she's really found her passion. Kevin himself once struggled with alcoholism, and now has taken a step back from performing and works alongside his wife on a social enterprise that helps people recover from addictions. He has been open about the difficulty for soap actors to find consistent work in between acting jobs. The year old became a cheese-maker, and set up a cheese-making business, Saddleworth Cheese Company. Sean's Wikipedia page contains the hilarious entry: "Sean's interest in cheese developed from an early age, and by the age of 13 he simply couldn't get enough of the stuff. Now a practising Buddhist, Peter has been paying the bills with a job as a security guard and at a furniture yard. Tom played original cast member Lofty Holloway in EastEnders until , returning briefly in to attend the funeral of character Harold Legg. But when Tom's acting work dried up he went into sports journalism, writing for The Observer for several years, and then writing nine books about football.