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Kent’s ex-EastEnders actor got ‘normal job’ during lockdown

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Original article from Kent Live

Former EastEnders actor Charlie Clements worked as a chef during lockdown, he has revealed.

Charlie, born and raised in Sidcup, played Bradley Branning before his character me an untimely end when he fell off the roof of the Queen Vic in a police chase.

Following several other roles on stage and screen, it seems he got himself a job as a chef to tide things over.

But it only came to light as he announced he has quit, saying he is heading back into rehearsals as theatres are set to reopen soon.

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Sharing a photo of himself in his white uniform, Charlie wrote: "Last day as a chef today!! On to rehearsals next week… #actorslife #actor #acting #work #theatre."

When he first left EastEnders, Charlie opened up on his worries about the precarious world of acting, telling Loose Women: "I don't know what I'm going to do, it's scary thinking about life after EastEnders, it takes up so much of your life.

"I guess it's auditions, auditions, auditions for me. I just hope I get work."

Responding his post former EastEnders co star, Rita Simons wrote: "Whoop! Well done Chaz."

One fan replied: "Whatchya off to do? You're amazing! Culinary skills and an actor impresario."

Charlie Clements played the unlucky in love Bradley Branning

Charlie did indeed get work – and played David Filde in a touring play The Haunted, before landed the role of Mick in Meredith Oakes' play Faith, for which he underwent military training.

In 2013, he landed a role in Casualty playing Jake O'Reilly, and in 2015 he played the Earl of Essex in TV documentary Elizabeth and her Enemies.

For his role as Bradley, Charlie won numerous Inside Soap Awards including Best Newcomer, Best Soap Actor, Best Exit, and Best Couple with his co star Lacey Turner.

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