The rising actor steals the show as Anthony Lockwood in Netflix’s upcoming a supernatural show based on the much-loved book series.
Step into the eerie world of Lockwood & Co, the upcoming Netflix Original series that’s set to send shivers down your spine. With its global release on January 27th, this supernatural action-adventure will have you on the edge of your seat. Leading the charge as the fearless Anthony Lockwood is the talented Cameron Chapman, a rising British actor who’s making waves in the entertainment industry. With his remarkable range and versatility, Cameron brings to life the charismatic character of Anthony, a young ghost hunter determined to solve a mystery that will change the course of history.
Cameron’s impressive background in theatre, having honed his skills at the prestigious Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, has prepared him for this exciting role in Lockwood & Co. Produced by Nira Park and Edgar Wright’s production company and directed by Joe Cornish, this series will take viewers on a thrilling ride, based on the popular novels by Jonathan Stroud.
Head below to find out more from the rising star…
Hi Cameron, how are you today? Where are we speaking to you from?
Hey, firstly, thank you for having me, and secondly, I’m very well thank you! Currently at home trying out a new candle, very exciting.
Can you tell us a bit about how you got started as an actor?
I don’t really know where I got the acting bug from, but I’ve always loved films. My family is not an arts family so I had no idea whether I could make a career out of it. I’ve been really lucky so far and it’s such a dynamic line of work. You’re always learning something new and no day is the same as the last, which I love.
Congrats on your new role! What was the first thing you did to celebrate?
Thank you! I called my parents and went for a walk to just get my head around it. I was in a rehearsal at school when I found out, it was very odd. When I came to London a few days later my trends took me for tapas to celebrate which was really special. Spanish beer and 8 am stunt rehearsals do not mix well though…
Did you feel daunted about the project?
Going from theatre rehearsals where you’re in a room with 10 people, to a production set with 300 was certainly a culture change for me. Luckily the team were incredibly supportive and I just focused on the work ahead of us, that always seems to dissolve the nerves and overthinking.
How was the filming experience?
Incredible, the crew & cast worked really hard to try and create something the fans will love and people can find enjoyment from. The crew were amazing, it became a family unit because it was a longer shoot, I learnt a lot from them and the fantastic cast. There were wet & muddy night shoots, hot & sweaty studio days and a lot of Jaffa cakes, I wouldn’t change it for the world.
Were you familiar with the Lockwood & Co books before?
I’d heard of them, but hadn’t read them, I just missed the boat on them. Of course, when you get cast you read them front to back, back to front and upside down. I had to buy new copies because mine were so worn out and scribbled in.
What kind of thing did you read and watch when you were younger?
My family are big into mountains, so sat through a lot of mountain documentaries and books (The White Spider, Into Thin Air etc.). They don’t watch much TV really, but I loved my little iPod nano, that could only store one film. I used to rewatch Johnny English or Fantastic Mr. Fox every day.
From your history as a theatrical actor at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, how was the transition to film?
Great research hahah! It’s different, but the core of the work is the same for me. You’re inhabiting a character, just presenting it differently.
Is Anthony’s love of ghost-hunting something you’d get into?
Don’t tell anyone, but I don’t believe in ghosts.
If you could have a superpower which one would you choose, and which one do you think Anthony could choose?
Flying, surely that’s the best? Imagine everyone flying instead of sitting on the Northern line.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Hmm, I’ll be 27. Hopefully working hard and making a career for myself. I want to keep enjoying it and just stay in my own lane, it’s worked so far so hopefully more of that.
Lastly, what’s 2023 looking like?
It’s looking tasty.