Between my second and third years in drama school, I got a part in the TV series Travelling Man, which starred Leigh Lawson. I played a boy called Jamie who worked on the canals and had a connection to Leigh's character's missing son.
It was the first time I had ever appeared on camera, and also the first time I had ever acted in my own voice! At RSAMD, at least in those days, we never veered from using English accents, so when I had to play someone of my own age and nationality, I found it very hard!
The show shot near Manchester, and it was the most exciting thing that had happened to me so far!