EastEnders’ Die Finlay-ster Ashley Byam het 'n rol in 'n groot Hollywood-rolprent ingepalm

ASHLEY Byam has stepped into the Square as Mitch Baker’s estranged nephew Finlay.

But before he became a familiar face on BBC One, die EastEnders actor starred in a Hollywood blockbuster. Find out which one.

Ashley Byam is known as Finlay Baker by BBC One viewers

Ashley Byam is known as Finlay Baker by BBC One viewersKrediet: BBC
He made his EastEnders debut in recent weeks

He made his EastEnders debut in recent weeksKrediet: BBC
And was immediately thrown into a heart-breaking storyline - but what else did he appear in?

And was immediately thrown into a heart-breaking storylinebut what else did he appear in?Krediet: BBC

Avery Baker (gespeel deur Omar-Lye Fook) was first introduced to soap viewers as Mitch’s older brother with whom tensions had been arising for years.

Egter, he didn’t come to Walford alone as fans also got to know his two sons, Felix (Matthew Morrison) and Finlay.

It wasn’t long before the latter were thrown into a gut-wrenching storylineAvery passed away from cancer in a handful of episodes.

Sedertdien, both Felix and Finlay have made friends in Albert Square while setting up their own business and Finlay has notably grown close to Honey Mitchell.

But some viewers may recognise actor Ashley Byam from his appearances in major films.

In 2015, seven years before his EastEnders debut, en much like Karen Taylor actress Lorraine Stanley, Ashley appeared alongside Peaky Blinders-aanhangers noem groot flaters met Alfie Solomon se terugkeer in the biopic Legend.

This opened up some considerable doors for Ashley and, een jaar later, he had the chance to appear in another blockbuster directed by Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts filmmaker David Yates.

He was then cast with Margot Robbie, Samuel L Jackson and Alexander Skarsgård in The Legend of Tarzan (2016), in which he portrayed the role of Kasai.

Ashley has been accustomed to the spotlight since an early age.

Born in East London, he was quickly enrolled in drama and dance classes by his mother but only pursued an acting career in his late teens.

He appeared in a touring production of Romeo and Juliet in 2011, which was his first try at acting.

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Drie jaar later, he graduated from the Oxford School of Drama, just before being cast in Legend.

As his TV and film career grows, many soap fans may be unaware Ashley is an accomplished stage name, having appeared at the Royal National Theatre in London and starred in an international tour of The Velveteen Rabbit.

But what does life in Albert Square have in store for him?

EastEnders airs from Monday to Thursday from 7.30pm.

Ashley Byam had a minor role in The Legend of Tarzan

Ashley Byam had a minor role in The Legend of TarzanKrediet: �2014 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., WV Films IV LLC and Ratpac-Dune Entertainment LLC
A year before, and much like one of his EastEnder co-stars, he appeared in the biopic Legend

A year before, and much like one of his EastEnder co-stars, he appeared in the biopic LegendKrediet: Alamy