Sean Teale (represented by Waring and McKenna) from East Putney, was unveiled back in August as one of the new stars of E4’s teen drama Skins.
Sean, who lives near Wandsworth Park, said being part of the show was an “amazing opportunity”, adding the cast and crew had “so much fun together”.
Sean went through the audition process for Skins while he was revising for his A-levels at Latymer Upper School, in Hammersmith.
Then, one day before his 18th birthday in June, this year, Sean received a life-changing phonecall.
“The producer called me and said ‘I want to give you an early birthday present, you’ve got the part’.
“But the problem was I could not tell anyone - I probably just wanted to scream.”
Sean, who has deferred his place at Manchester University studying history and economics to pursue his acting career, remained tight-lipped about his role in the show.
He revealed his character was a bit of a jock, but “not that sort of 2D standard American jock”.
“He goes out with one of the other girls in the cast. Although it appears he may have the perfect life you get to see he’s actually very vulnerable. He does some things that would be frowned upon to put it politely.”
And asked whether the cast’s hijinks continued off-screen, Sean said “everything is done in moderation”, adding it was “civilised and rowdy at the same time”.
“We do have a lot of fun together but nowhere near enough fun to jeopardize the job we are doing.”