No one would argue that David Tennant is a highly successful British actor, having starred in Dr Who and Broadchurch, as well as appearing in some high-profile theatre productions in recent years as well.
But in a recent interview with the Big Issue, he revealed that many of his friends and family were less than encouraging when he told them of his dreams to become an actor, AOL reported.
When he was 16 and started sharing his ambitions of becoming an actor with friends and family, they told him it was a “daft idea”.
“I didn’t know any actors. And people all around me were going, quite rightly, this is a daft idea,” Tennant told the publication.
“But there was a little part of the teenage me that thought they might be wrong,” he added.
David Tennant is a testament to what you can achieve if you believe in yourself and chase those dreams. He also admitted that he’d like to go back and tell his younger self that he’s working as a successful actor now.
It could even give you the inspiration you need to start acting classes in Liverpool – you never know where it could lead you.
Actress Rachael Garnett recently wrote an article for The Stage, where she shared her thoughts on working outside of London. She urged actors to consider working away from the capital, noting that there is plenty of work in other cities and great opportunities in regional theatres.
She added that the lower cost of living outside of London is also a bonus.