10 Jun Get to Know Joshua Bowman, LSTFI Alum!
To study acting, he came to New York City and enrolled in The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute.
Joshua Bowman is British & Came to NY to Study Acting
In Us Weekly, he explained that his “heritage is English, Irish, and Russian Jewish with a light dusting of Italian.”
The 26-year-old was born in Berkshire and studied at Wellington College there. “‘I’m not a typical public school boy. I have a very eclectic mix of friends and I don’t like to be pigeonholed like that,” he told Britain’s Daily Mail.
To study acting, he came to New York City and enrolled in The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute. Manhattan appealed to the fledgling actor because of its similarities to his native London. “I always wanted to start acting in New York as the city is much like my home, London ‐ it has an energy, a history, character…something LA severely lacks,” he said in an interview with his school. When asked about his transition from London to Hollywood, he said, “The first thing I’ve learned is to trust nobody.”
‘Revenge’ Is His First Big Acting Gig
This was his breakthrough role, which made him a household name in the U.S. Watch the clip above, where he explains that he was not given the role right away.
The actor hasn’t discussed what his next career move will be, but he wasn’t against having Daniel killed off. In fact, in late 2013, he told TV Guide, “I’m trying to pitch a Daniel death by the end of the season. I love working on the show, but I’m just being honest. My character has flip-flopped the most, and it’s been so hard for me to play.” Bowman did challenge what he said there, and explained that he was misquoted. “I think I was definitely wrongly quoted by that particular reporter. It wasn’t a plea to leave the show at all. I mean, I love working on the show. I’d do it for six seasons,” he told EW.
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