东区人’ Finlay star Ashley Byam’s bagged a role in huge Hollywood film

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

But before he became a familiar face on 英国广播公司一, 这 东区人 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 viewers信用: 英国广播公司
He made his EastEnders debut in recent weeks

He made his EastEnders debut in recent weeks信用: 英国广播公司
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?信用: 英国广播公司

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

然而, 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.

自那时候起, 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.

在 2015, seven years before his EastEnders debut, 和 much like Karen Taylor actress Lorraine Stanley, Ashley appeared alongside Tom Hardy in the biopic Legend.

This opened up some considerable doors for Ashley and, one year later, he had the chance to appear in another blockbuster directed by 哈利·波特 and Fantastic Beasts filmmaker David Yates.

He was then cast with 玛格特·罗比, 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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三年后, 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?

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Ashley Byam had a minor role in The Legend of Tarzan

Ashley Byam had a minor role in The Legend of Tarzan信用: �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 Legend信用: 阿拉米