Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Bay Actor on Big Screen; 25-Year-Old Will Feature in Television Crime Drama

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Bay Actor on Big Screen; 25-Year-Old Will Feature in Television Crime Drama

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Byline: Annie Perets annie.perets@ frasercoastchronicle.com.au

A HERVEY Bay actor who decided to follow his passion just 12 months ago has already shared the screen with Australian sweetheart Kylie Minogue and Fantastic Four star Ioan Gruffudd.

Elliot Ashton, 25, works in childcare by day but uses his free time to pursue theatre and film projects.

He spent a weekend this month filming in Brisbane for an upcoming crime drama television series Harrow, which is being produced by ABC Studios International and ABC Australia.

Playing a paramedic, he had to drive an ambulance vehicle on cue surrounded by a large Hollywood-type film crew.

"It was a bit daunting as I've never driven anything so big and heavy, and had to navigate through a small hospital driveway," Mr Ashton said.

"I had about 15 people around me saying 'don't scratch it.'"

Gruffudd is the star of the series and Mr Ashton described him as a "very friendly man" who "introduced himself to everyone on set". …

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