'My life could've been very different, had I chosen a darker path' with Ricky Whittle


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Ricky Whittle made his acting debut in 2002, playing Ryan Naysmith of fictional football club Harchester United in Dream Team. What followed was a four-year stint as Calvin Valentine in the Uk's hit show, Hollyoaks. A successful stint on Strictly Come Dancing duly followed all whilst making an incredible impact in the UK with his career, Ricky harboured bigger ambitions and wanted to give Hollywood a go and in 2009, he boarded a plane to go after his dreams.

Success came with his casting in the popular show The 100, with Ricky becoming a popular character, and then came the lead role in one of Hollywoods biggest shows 'American Gods' with Ricky being cast as the lead 'Shadow Moon'

During this incredible episode, Founder Glenn Marsden chats with Ricky about his start into entertainment, through an undeniably incredible career in the UK through to taking a leap into the unknown that is Hollywood, to have some amazing success then cast as the lead in one of the US’s biggest shows. Not only do we hear all about his amazing work, we also get to know all about the man behind the profession, his upbringing, how he navigated his whole mental wellbeing through his younger years and how things may have been completely different had he not internally chosen himself and changed his mindset on how he looked at life.

To find out more information and to keep up to date with Ricky, simply head to his socials @rickywhittle or his IMDB at:


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*The Imperfectly Perfect Campaign is creating awareness and not a substitute for professional advice. Our episodes do touch on topics around Mental Health Struggles and Suicide. Should you need help, please refer to your nearest crisis numbers. For the United States of America; 911 for all emergencies, alternatively the national suicide hotline on 1.800.273.8255 (TALK) For Australia; 000 for all emergencies, alternatively call Life Line Australia on 13 11 14

A big thank you to our voice-over: Mike Christenson

(voice monkey.com)

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