Series 4 Cast Interviews
Jamie Davis

Jamie Davis

Plays
Harley Lawson

THIS IS YOUR SECOND SERIES - HOW ARE YOU ENJOYING PLAYING HARLEY LAWSON?
It's really great to be back with the cast and crew again. Harley's character has changed slightly from last series which makes it more interesting.

TELL ME A BIT ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER?
Harley is 18 now and married to his long term girlfriend Shannon. He is one of the youngest and best players at Earls Park and is enjoying the lifestyle that comes with being a footballer.

REMIND US OF THE LAST TIME WE SAW YOUR CHARACTER AT THE END OF SERIES 3?
Harley saw a picture in a tabloid newspaper of Shannon kissing Darius (Peter Ash) and immediately assumed Shannon was cheating on him. However it turns out that Darius actually took advantage of Shannon when she was revoltingly drunk one night. Because of this, Shannon and Harley are separated at the start of this series.

IT LOOKS LIKE SHANNON AND HARLEY HAVE A FEW DIFFICULTIES AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS NEXT SERIES - WILL THEY PULL THROUGH AS A COUPLE?
The whole series revolves around whether they can turn a teenage romance into a real marriage and stand beside each other through the thick and thin. Although they are both young, they are dedicated to each other and will do what they can to pull through as a couple.

WHAT DO YOU LEAST LIKE ABOUT PLAYING HARLEY?
Having to wear dodgy suits!

WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT PLAYING HARLEY?
I like working on the scenes with Shannon as their relationship is very dynamic and real which makes it a challenge to make sure we portray it realistically. It also makes it a lot of fun to play.

DO YOU LIKE HARLEY AS A CHARACTER?
I do. He is naive and not the sharpest knife in the draw, but he has a good heart and you see this a lot more in this series.

LAST YEAR YOU HAD SOME GREAT STORYLINES. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE AND WHY?
The wedding of Shannon and Harley was definitely a favourite. It was two bizarre weeks of hot air balloons, white suits, huge houses and lions. Enough said.

WHAT IS IN STORE FOR YOUR CHARACTER IN THIS FOURTH SERIES?
Lots! As well as getting caught up in a scandal that affects all of the Earls Park players who are on a player's trip in Spain, Harley spends a lot of time reflecting on his relationship with Shannon and whether it is going to last the test of time

LAST YEAR YOU WERE THE NEW FOOTBALLING SENSATION - IS HARLEY STILL CONSIDERED ONE OF THE BEST ON THE TEAM?
Yes, Harley is still one of the best. However because he has his own opinion on the events that took place in Spain, and these contradict what the rest of the team are standing by, he does get a bit of a hard time by them. But this doesn't reflect on the pitch.

CAN YOU PLAY FOOTBALL?
I can. I actually used to play semi-professional football so am not too bad. But don't listen to the rest of the cast who say they can - believe me, they can't!

WHAT DID YOU DO BETWEEN THE TWO SERIES?
I did a series for Columbia Tri-Star called Hex and a movie with John Malkovich called Colour Me Kubrick, so I didn't get much of a holiday.

THE SHOW IS FAMOUS FOR THE COSTUMES AND GLAMOUR 0 DO YOU HAVE SOME GOOD OUTFITS TO WEAR IN THIS NEXT SERIES?
Harley is still in tracksuits and trainers I'm glad to say. I leave the leather suits to Ben Price.

WHAT WAS IT LIKE FILMING IN SPAIN?
Really good fun. Although it was hard work, it was an incredible experience.

HAS YOUR CHARACTER CHANGED AT ALL OR IS THERE A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE IN THE DIRECTION IT IS TAKING?
Harley is growing up. He is trying to understand the world and he is not sure what he thinks of it. Harley has morals and he wants to stand by them, which doesn't always go down well with Earls Park.

DO YOU THINK VIEWERS WILL SEE THIS DIFFERENCE?
I think they will pick up on it the whole way through the series - it really is a journey for him.

IF YOU COULD INVENT A STORYLINE TO DO WITH YOUR CHARACTER WHAT SITUATION WOULD YOU WRITE?
I couldn't think of anything as good as what the writers do - I don't know where they get their ideas from but they are great!

HAVE YOU HAD A HOLIDAY THIS YEAR?
My girlfriend Lucy and I went to Cyprus for the only week I had off, but we had a great time.

DO YOU SUPPORT A FOOTBALL TEAM?
I support Liverpool.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE EVER FOOTBALLERS' WIVES MOMENT?
Definitely the wedding of Shannon and Harley. Exuberance at its best!

HAVE YOU ANY LONG TERM GOALS OR AMBITIONS FOR THE FUTURE?
I've been lucky to work continually since I left Drama School two years ago and within that time, I have worked on some incredible projects. My goals are to continue to work on strong characters in well written pieces, be them on stage or screen.

DO YOU STILL LIVE IN NORTH LONDON?
Yes, with my girlfriend in Primose Hill.