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Elliot Knight

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In our second conversation with Elliot Knight we take a deeper look into everything, from his relationship to auditioning, to how he makes the distinction of being in love with the performance, the storytelling, and the craft rather than the industry and what that difference means for him. He talks about wanting to be the kind of performer who reveals rather than masks. This is a conversation for anybody that needs reminding to own and honor the space you take up, to be expansive, to be vulnerable in your art, and how to let life imitate art.

Elliot Knight is an English actor best known for his break out performance in the British television series “Sinbad,” playing the titular role. Knight received his theatrical training at The Manchester School of Theatre before landing the coveted role. Knight appeared as a recurring character in the BBC crime drama “By Any Means” before making his US television debut in ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder,” joining Viola Davis, Aja Naomi King, and Alfred Enoch. Knight joined the cast of ABC’s hit fantasy series “Once Upon a Time” as Merlin in the show’s fifth season. He starred alongside Juliet Rylance and Antony Starr in “American Gothic” before being cast in Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith’s “Life Sentence,” which aired on the CW. “Life Sentence” follows Lucy Hale’s character Stella as she navigates life after her terminal cancer is cured, her family, and her relationship with her husband, played by Elliot Knight. The show is currently available on Netflix. You can catch Elliot on Greg Berlanti’s DC universe “Titans,” which has just finished its first season.

 

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“Never believe your own press package.”

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Elliot Knight grew up in the city of Birmingham, UK where he took a keen interest in the arts and drama, soon after, winning awards for his talents, including his school’s standout award for Drama Excellence and an additional Regional Acting title from Birmingham City Council for his leading role performance of Alfred Ill in The Visit. While attending The Manchester School of Theatre, where he lead as “Macbeth” in a string of toured Shakespeare performances, he won his first professional role as the titular hero in Sky 1’s popular adventure series “Sinbad”, beating out hundreds after an extensive worldwide search. Subsequently, he was lauded by Screen International as one of the much anticipated “Stars of Tomorrow” of 2011. After screen testing for leading roles in many TV pilots, Knight made his US network television debut in 2014 in ABC’s hit series “How To Get Away With Murder” and is since being recognised as one of the industry’s most exciting new talents.

Currently, Elliot can be seen on CW’s highly anticipated show LIFE SENTENCE opposite Lucy Hale.

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“There were no real sign posts along the way saying this is what you could be do as a living.”

“Growing up I was inspired to live in my own imagination.”

“I would create a world for myself to enjoy.”

“I’ve always loved music, dancing, performing it feels like my language. It makes me feel true and real.”

“The choice was made for me. My drama’s teacher enthusiasm helped shine a light on my acting.”

“It all embodies living in your imagination and letting go and things not having to make tangible sense. Our jobs as dreamers and creators to do exactly that, push the boundaries and see over the walls in front of us.” | CLICK TO TWEET

“Imagination is not about following rules and limiting yourself, it’s about expanding and exploring.” | CLICK TO TWEET

“Do you want it? Then it is yours, so go and claim it.” | CLICK TO TWEET

“Acting is constant unemployment and re-employment.” | CLICK TO TWEET

“Always know how important something is to you, don’t expect it to be treated in the same regard by everyone else.”

“There is a huge difference between your passion for acting and the industry of acting.” | CLICK TO TWEET

“An audition is an audition. It doesn’t matter where you are. It matters what’s inside of you and what you let out. That’s all that matters.”

“Never believe your own press packet. Always believe in yourself in your own realm.” | CLICK TO TWEET

“Appreciate yourself, because whatever you have to offer IS good enough because it’s your way.”

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Carlos PenaVega is known for his singing and acting on the hit Nickelodeon show BIG TIME RUSH but now his fans get to experience him on a daily basis through his hit show Lex Loves Los on YouTube. With a growing desire to make his own content, Carlos began documenting behind the scenes footage while traveling the world to sold out concerts. This skill came in handy and made him think outside the box for developing his brand. Carlos shares the long road to booking the job that changed his life, to the survival skills of staying afloat in this business to single handedly changing the course of his life when he moved to Hawaii.

Carlos is currently plays Diego on the new CW show Life Sentence and is producing to two new shows with his wife Alexa PenaVega for IM Global.

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