Series 4 Cast Interviews
Tom Swire

Tom Swire

Plays
Seb Webb

TELL ME A BIT ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER:
Seb Webb is the young, new boy to Earls Park - he is also the son of Roger Webb. He appears to want to do well for the club and his father, yet his real agenda is to sabotage everything his father has worked for - including his dad's relationship with his wife!

WHAT DO YOU LEAST LIKE ABOUT THE CHARACTER YOU PLAY?
His evil streak - I'm not like that!

WHAT DO YOU MOST LIKE ABOUT THE CHARACTER YOU PLAY?
Getting to play the new bad guy! And playing some devastating mind games - what fun! Oh and being a footballer...

WHAT IS IN STORE FOR YOUR CHARACTER IN THIS SERIES?
There will be all kinds of highs and lows for Seb. From dabbling in drugs to wooing his dad's wife and manipulating his father.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE STORYLINE COMING UP AND WHY?
I thought the drugs storyline was interesting - we worked hard on that. It is an issue that is constantly coming up in professional football at the moment and I felt we addressed it exceptionally well.

THE SHOW IS FAMOUS FOR THE COSTUMES AND GLAMOUR - DO YOU HAVE SOME GOOD OUTFITS TO WEAR IN THIS SERIES?
Being the school boy footballer, I mostly just get tracksuits and trainers but I occasionally get to swap them for a nice suit and shoes!

IF YOU COULD INVENT A STORYLINE TO DO WITH YOUR CHARACTER WHAT SITUATION WOULD YOU WRITE?
I'd quite like Seb to go on the straight and narrow. Maybe concentrate on football... and women, a bit more!

HAVE YOU HAD A HOLIDAY THIS YEAR - IF SO WHERE DID YOU GO, WHAT WAS IT LIKE?
Unfortunately not. I was supposed to but a couple of jobs put an end to that - not that I'm complaining!

DO YOU SUPPORT A FOOTBALL TEAM?
Oh yes, Manchester United!

HAVE YOU WATCHED FOOTBALLERS' WIVES BEFORE?
Yes, my family and I watched Series 1 and 2 avidly. But being at Drama School didn't give me much time to watch the last series as much as I'd hoped.

IF SO, WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE EVER FOOTBALLERS' WIVES MOMENT?
I have to say the airplane cabin scene with Conrad and Tanya. Need I say more?

WHAT ARE YOU HOPING TO DO AFTER FINISHING FILMING THE SERIES?
The same as everyone else I expect. Hopefully start another acting job.

HAVE YOU ANY LONG TERM GOALS OR AMBITIONS FOR THE FUTURE?
If I'm successful and happy, that will do me.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST ACTING JOB?
I did a short film for the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and another short film for Newport Film School. But my first major job was the BBC's Blackpool. I was very lucky to be alongside such respected actors on my first job.

DID YOU GO TO DRAMA SCHOOL?
Yes, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

CAN YOU PLAY FOOTBALL OR HAVE YOU EVER PLAYED FOOTBALL TO A HIGH STANDARD?
I'm not a bad footballer - but nothing outstanding!

WHAT WAS IT LIKE FILMING THE FOOTBALL SCENES AND TRYING TO LOOK LIKE THE BEST PLAYER ON THE PITCH?
Depressing! No, it was fine. One scene in particular took longer than expected but I got there in the end.

DO YOU LIKE PLAYING ROGER'S SON?
Absolutely. Jesse is a wonderful actor and a true professional which is good for an amateur like me to learn from.

DO YOU THINK SEB WAS ALWAYS GOING TO TRY AND MAKE A PLAY FOR JACKIE?
His mindset was always on Jackie. I believe he had everything planned and the demise of Jackie was just a part of this.

SEB SEEMS QUITE DEVIOUS - WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Yes, he appears angelic but he does have a manipulative, deviant side - definitely.

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN UNDER PRESSURE TO SUCCEED LIKE SEB IS WITH HIS DAD BEING MANAGER OF THE TEAM?
Absolutely - I would imagine everyone at some point has been under that pressure.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND BROUGHT UP?
Born and brought up in Blackpool. I lived in a beautiful little town called Poulton-Le-Fylde most of my life.

HOW DID YOU GET ON WITH THE REST OF THE TEAM?
Brilliantly. The veterans of the program really made me feel at home and it was great to be in the same story with the other new actors. So yes, we all got on famously!

WHO DOES SEB GET ON BEST WITH ON THE TEAM?
I think Harley always has a watchful eye over Seb but other than that, everyone. Apart from Bruno occasionally - he's a bit of a bully!

HOW WERE THE KISSING SCENES?
Absolutely fine. I only had one really with Jackie. All very professional of course.

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO NEXT - ANY LONG TERM GOALS OR AMBITIONS?
I want to go travelling. But more importantly, to be happy and successful in whatever I am doing.

IF YOU SUDDENLY RECEIVED A PREMIERSHIP SALARY WHAT WOULD YOU RUSH OUT AND BUY?
Ferrari 355 and my mum an MG. She's always wanted one!

HOW OLD ARE YOU ?
Just turned 22.

WHAT IS YOUR STAR SIGN?
Libra and I do believe in them.