Adam Astill 5 Fast Facts - Meet The British Actor

Adam Astill as Luke Browning in EastEnders
Adam Astill as Luke Browning in EastEnders( Source : mylondon )

Adam Astill's new Netflix original - a modern take on British royal drama, peaking inside the lives of history's deadliest, most scandalous, and most iconic monarchs, is coming out on November 23. 

Astill is an English actor best known for portraying the character of Luke Browning in the BBC soap opera EastEnders (2017), Simon Bennett in the BBC television drama Mistresses (2008-2010), Dan Hamilton in the BBC medical drama Holby City (2011–2012), and Anthony Harker in the BBC soap opera Doctors (2016). 

Adam was nominated for a British Soap Award in the category of "Villian of the Year" for his performance as Anthony Harkey in Doctors

Adam Astill's early life was extremely ordinary

Adam Astill's early life was modest, being born in a middle-class English family, he was raised well by his parents.

He went to and graduated from a local high school and pursued a bachelor's degree in arts from a reputable university. He first discovered his love for acting in high school and joined a local theatre club as his very first acting exercise. 

Adam Astill started his acting career in movies

While prominently known for his performance on the small screen, Adam Astill has also worked in quite a lot of movies.

His inceptive movie was Julie and the Cadillacs (1999). He first gained recognition as an actor in 2008, for his appearance in Last Chance Harvey, written and directed by Joel Hopkins. 

Adam Astill has since played in numerous movies, short films, and documentaries, most notably Hard Times (2009), Abroad (2010), Letters from Baghdad (2016), All the Money in the World (2017), and Kill Ben Lyk (2018). 

Adam Astill has acted in almost 50 TV series

Adam Astill made his TV series debut in the 2000 romantic-comedy series Coupling, where he was credited as "Barman".

He first gained appreciation in the TV world in 2007, for his role as Phrixus in the fantasy series Roman Mysteries, which was a commercial success and was nominated for a few awards. 

Adam Astill in Secret Diary of a Call Girl.
Adam Astill in Secret Diary of a Call Girl. ( Source : cache )

Adam Astill has had a very successful career on television, making appearances in nearly 50 TV shows. He is mostly known for his roles in the BBC series Mistresses, Holby City, Doctors, and EastEnders. He also made an appearance in Secret Diary of a Call Girl. 

Adam Astill fondly cherishes his days at Holby City

Adam Astill played the role of Dan Hamilton, a consultant orthopedic surgeon at Holby City Hospital in the medical drama.

 The series was created by Tony McHale and Mal Young as a spin-off from the established BBC medical drama Casualty. Holby City has been a major success, with over 100 television award nominations under its belt. 

Adam Astill (left) as Dan Hamilton in Holby City
Adam Astill (left) as Dan Hamilton in Holby City ( Source : i2-prod )

The role of Dan Hamilton, with a self-assured but questionable grasp on his sexuality, is one that is quite difficult to portray but Adam Astill does a brilliant job.

 In 2012, after a year-and-a-half stint, Adam left the show. "It’s the first time in any job, any industry, that I’ve had such a good time and met some good friends. And as I’ve said there’s always a chance we could see Dan again even if it is just for the odd episode.", he said in an interview with holby.tv. 

Adam Astill has big plans for his future

When holby.tv asked Adam Astill about his future plans and what his dream role would be, this was his answer: 

"I’d like to play somebody cool just once! Homeland, something like that but what I’d really like to do is theatre, something like Shakespeare. Hopefully, in the not-too-distant future, you may see me treading the boards!" 


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