British actor and former Flavour cover star Aml Ameen, a former star of ITV’s The Bill and acclaimed Brit urban flick Kidulthood, has been cast as one of the leads in a hot new Hollywood legal drama Kindreds.
Hollywood actor Idris Elba said to him: ‘Jump ship – what are you waiting for? Get over to the States. They’re loving us [British actors] out there.’ And now the fresh faced actor finally has.
Produced by multiple Emmy award-winning David E. Kelley, who is behind big hitting dramas like L.A Law, Ally McBeal, The Practice and Chicago Hope. So far, Ben Chaplin (“The Thin Red Line”) and Aml Ameen (“The Bill”) have been cast. The series follows a curmudgeonly ex-patent lawyer and his group of misfit associates. Think Denny Crane but moodier.
This is Aml’s first major Hollywood role, and in an unprecedented move for a new actor to Tinsletown, the 23-year-old landed the high profile job without having to complete the full audition process. He received a straight offer from David E Kelley himself, after impressing with just one audition
‘I am absolutely over the moon about his stepping stone, says Aml, as it’s something I’ve been working towards for a very long time. I now look forward to taking my career to the next stage on an international level.’
He added: ‘America is the major leagues of what we do as actors, and to work with such an acclaimed writer and producer is the icing on the cake. I’m thrilled he saw the potential in me.’
This year you can also catch the 23-year-old actor in a small role in Brit cult film Shank and in a big budget George Lucas movie Red Tails alongside Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding Jr and Academy Award nominee Terence Howard.
Flavour would like to wish the North London star the best of luck.