Brown: Good Cop is a huge deal
Warren Brown has revealed landing the lead role in new BBC drama Good Cop was "the best news ever".
The former Hollyoaks star, 34, was filming the cash heist thriller Inside Men in Bristol when he was told he'd got the part of young policeman PC John Paul Rocksavage, known as Sav, in the series.
He revealed: "I waited two and a half horrible weeks for that call. It was the best news ever but then had I to go back on set.
"It was like cheating on a girlfriend, because I was doing that job but sometimes thinking about the potential of this one."
He added: "It's certainly the biggest thing I've done. It's the hardest I've ever had to work, but I loved the challenge and thrived off it."
In the seven years since Warren departed Hollyoaks, he's proven to be a true acting talent with strong supporting roles in the zombie satire Dead Set, Iraq-based series Occupation and gritty detective show Luther.
The former professional Thai boxer doesn't hail from a line of actors, nor are any of his friends thespians, so his career change was met with bemusement.
"But I thought I'd rather try and fail than think, 'What if I'd had a go'. It's something I live by," he said.
:: Good Cop begins on BBC One on Thursday, August 30