Profile: Josh Whitehouse (Actor)

The Brit “stumbled into acting” in his late teens after being discovered by a modeling agency while playing guitar at a gig in London, which later led to his being cast in his first movie, Northern Soul. After a turn in BBC period drama Poldark, Josh Whitehouse scored a starring role in the Game of Thrones prequel — though HBO shockingly chose not to move forward with it after shooting the pilot. “To even have been cast in the role meant the absolute world to me,” says Whitehouse. “I count myself as very, very fortunate and I am excited to be back in the grind.” He’s also awaiting the release of his next three films: the David Lynch-produced The Happy Worker, a Valley Girl remake and Netflix’s The Knight Before Christmas. Whitehouse hopes to build a career as a character actor — but “If none of it works out, I’ll be a painter.”

I’D LOVE TO HAVE A CAREER LIKE

Daniel Day-Lewis

PERSON I’M DYING TO WORK WITH

Bill Murray

I’D LOVE TO STAR IN A REMAKE OF

The Princess Bride, but I kind of hope that never gets remade.”

LAST SHOW I BINGED

Trailer Park Boys

ONSCREEN CHARACTER I MOST IDENTIFIED WITH AS A KID

“Jack Skellington. I always wanted to wear a pinstripe suit and dress like a skeleton, plus he sang songs and stuff. I love Tim Burton.

MY GO-TO KARAOKE SONG

“‘You Can Call Me Al’ by Paul Simon.”

PERSON I’VE BEEN MOST STARSTRUCK BY

Leonardo DiCaprio