If you live in Barry, by now, you’ve probably seen the amazing news that a Barry actor has been nominated for a National Television Award. Former Barry Comprehensive School pupil Lloyd Everitt has been nominated for ‘Best Newcomer’ for playing the paramedic ‘Jez Andrews’ in the long running BBC drama Casualty, which is now in its 31st series.
Overwhelmed with the love and support. Thank you to everyone at @BBCCasualty and thank you to the fans of the show. Much love ❤️
— Lloyd Everitt (@LloydEveritt) October 11, 2016
Having had previous roles in Torchwood and ITV’s Emmerdale, it’s been Casualty where Lloyd has found stardom playing ‘Jez Andrews’ and he was cast in the role after being spotted in a play at ‘The Bush Theatre’. Lloyd told ‘The Daily Vale’ that his character has many similarities and differences to himself and that it’s an honour to be nominated for this prestigious award. He said the following:
“It’s a huge honour and gratifying to be nominated for such a prestigious award. I was cast in this show from being seen in a play at ‘The Bush Theatre’. It means so much as so many of my idols were in plays and then went on to screen work and I feel very blessed to have experienced what my inspirations have been through themselves.”
“To be nominated means that I have been commended by expressing myself and to be rewarded through ones creativity is an unbelievable achievement and I feel very blessed.”
“Playing the role of Jez, is a lot of fun for me. There are many differences and similarities and I explore the section in the middle. He’s warm, colourful and brings helps people survive.”
Lloyd, who attended Gladstone Primary School, says he takes extreme pride in his role as ‘Jez’ on Casualty and has great admiration and respect for all NHS and paramedic workers, calling them the ‘Real Heroes’, in which he dedicates his nomination too.
“The greatest people on earth are those who are able to mend others through whatever means. And I’m a believer in God and I have been given the chance to play an angel in the sense that anyone working for the NHS with the intentions to save and improve other people’s life’s are the Angels on earth, and I’ve been given a opportunity to live and absorb that world. We have real paramedics on set and I hold them the up most respect because in reality what I do is make believe and what they do is real. So I dedicate this nomination to all the paramedics around the world, the real Heroes”
We would personally like to thank Lloyd for the comments for the article and we wish him the very best with his nomination at the National TV awards. If you haven’t already voted, then please do it now, it takes 2 minutes and can be found here http://www.nationaltvawards.com/
The National TV Awards will be broadcast live from London’s O2 arena on January 25th 2017.
Check out Lloyd’s Chris Eubank impression, which is hijacked by Danny Dyer. There is some bad language in this if you are easily offended.