Passion of Stratford actor
PUBLISHED: 09:18 10 February 2012
Having got Steven Spielberg’s Warhorse under his belt, Stephen Brocklehurst already has no less than four projects coming to fruition this year.
Having got Steven Speilberg’s Warhorse under his belt, Stephen Brocklehurst already has no less than four projects coming to fruition this year.
The 31-year-old multi-talented dynamo has written a book called Lifealohic, produced an album called Immortalented, stars in a TV series Going Commando (about four hapless dudes) and has a meaty role in the movie Radio London due out this year.
They reflect his energy and passion for life, to which he says he is addicted to life in the way that others are to drugs or alcohol. He also admits to having a very stubborn streak and an inability to accept failure.
Despite attending an acting school in Dallas, USA, at 18, it was only at the end of 2009 that Stephen was able to gave it his all when he was made redundant from a broking job in the City.
As he was contemplating the momentous decision, Stephen was nominated for an award for best music video and offered the lead role in an independent feature film called Morning Tea.
He said: “Both proved to be a golden lifeline. Its very tempting to say it was a sign. I dont know if that’s true but it was what kept me going.”
His latest venure, the movie Radio London, is a political drama in which he plays a character who is totally opposite of him. “I did not want him to be a nutter because people just discount them. He is totally reprehensible and I set out to have him be a very intelligent dude and I wanted him to be that smart,” said Stephen.
His journey owes a great deal to the influence of his mother who has suffers from Rheumatoid Arthritis but is nevertheless a source of great inspiration for him.
He said: “She taught me that everybody has a choice - to do things that have a positive effect or a negative effect. IU want to be someone who has a positive effect on my environment.”
In between, he went to university, got into the Territorail Army’s parachute regiment, promoted nghtclubs, managed a company and worked in recruitment and broking in the City all the while flexing his entertainment and acting muscles. Although it left him exhausted, Stephen who lives in a flat in Cam Road, made a name for himself with Spoken Word, and was so succesful he became known as Talent and was nominated for music and video awards.
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