Christopher Mulvin could soon become a regular face on daytime television after landing a promising role in Doctors.
The 27-year-old from Upper Hale will make his debut next week when he appears as a policeman on the popular BBC One show.
The actor wasn’t allowed to give the Herald chapter and verse about his role – or even the name of his character – but can reveal he uncovers a “darker side” to one of the show’s main members.
He has a fairly big role in the half-hour episode and the possibility of more appearances can’t be ruled out.
The National Youth Academy member was doing “small little jobs here and there” before landing the role through his new agent at Paul Bryan Associates.
Filming took place in Birmingham last year as the show is set in the Midlands.
He’s hoping the role will be his big break as the former All Hallows School student prefers television to stage acting.
He said: “In the episode I’m in a doctor gets himself into hot water and I’m the chap who investigates.
“I can’t say too much about what happens but he could be back for future episodes.
“Acting is something I’ve always wanted to do but it doesn’t run in the family. My dad is retired and was an engineer and my mum worked in a surgery.
“I was the one who wanted to try and get into the arts but they’ve been so supportive.
“I started taking part in the performing arts when I was at All Hallows and ever since I first stood on stage it’s exactly what I’ve wanted to do.”
Christopher could also be coming to the big screen as he’s just finished work on a “big budget” £50,000 film called Eastern Front: Point of No Return.
The Doctors episode featuring Christopher will be shown at 1.45pm next Wednesday, January 29.