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Liverpool actor Barry Sloane talks about landing a regular part on US drama Revenge

Liverpool actor Barry Sloane has made Los Angeles his new home after becoming a regular on mega-hit drama Revenge.

The ex-Hollyoaks star landed a deal to appear throughout the second season of the hit show which takes the slot previously held by Desperate Housewives.

He told the ECHO he plans to continue as regular Aiden Mathis into season three – provided the ABC show is renewed.

He said: “I came in as a recurring character and before my fifth episode aired on TV here they offered me the job of series regular. It was incredible.

“I’m thrilled to be part of it. They are writing a lot of good stuff for Aiden and I’m in every episode.

“Over here it’s one of the biggest shows on TV. It’s doing really well and I didn’t quite release quite how huge it was.

“Last time I spoke to the ECHO I was going off to Iceland to film Darren Aronofsky’s movie Noah which stars Russell Crowe.

“I got back to Liverpool for less than 48 hours and then I was on a plane to LA. I didn’t realise I’d be emigrating.

“It was good in a way that we didn’t have to mull over how long it would be before we saw our friends and family.”

Barry, 31, from Garston, was brought in as a mystery man with ties to Emily VanCamp’s character Emily.

Last year he trod the boards on Broadway alongside Pirates of the Caribbean star Mackenzie Crook in Jerusalem.

Barry, who lives in Santa Monica with fiancee Katy O’Grady and their two-year-old daughter Gracie, said: “I learnt after being in New York to take the edge off my Scouse accent so people can understand what I’m saying.

“Gracie is in playschool over here so she’s starting to say words like ‘elevator’, ‘trash can’ and ‘flashlight’.

“But the accent I’m doing on the show is British. There’s an invasion of British actors. Damian Lewis is doing really well in Homeland and so is Andrew Lincoln in The Walking Dead. There’s three of us on Revenge alone – Josh Bowman and Ashley Madekwe – which is really nice. But I’m the only northerner.

“It’s a fantastic show. I’m part of a huge team of people so it’s very different to going on set in Childwall and shooting Hollyoaks.

“It’s every actor’s dream and I feel very fortunate. And I feel very lucky Katy has agreed to marry me in the Cotswolds next summer.”
Read more: Liverpool Echo

Date created: December 27, 2012

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