Artistic expression comes in many fields of creativity, this is why I jumped at the opportunity earlier this year at a photo shoot at Effect Studios London, to interview one of the most promising and talented actors around today. Aaron Romano’s career has been on the ascension for some time, his athletic physique and natural good looks have guaranteed him a never ending stream of modelling assignments, but its in the fields of acting, singing and dancing where he most excels. A graduate of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama who’s past alumni have included such names as Julie Christie, Judi Dench, Laurence Olivier and Joss Ackland to name but a few from a long list of the greatest actors this island has produced, Romano’s name is pencilled in as a fitting candidate on that roll of honour. Due in no small part to shows like The Voice and The X Factor there is a commonly held misconception that overnight success in the entertainment business is a regular occurrence, for those in the profession, the reality is very different. In the case of Aaron Romano his professional career started at the age of 12 when he regularly performed on both television, radio and the theatre, singing, dancing and horning his skill as a actor. His amazing voice which he says was further developed during his years at the Central has taken him to perform at the Royal Opera House but an amusing story he told me was at times between acting work he would subsidised his income by singing at funerals.
Interviewing actors can on occasions be a tricky business, especially in the case of successful ones, which can mean circumnavigating iceberg size egos, but in the case of Aaron I’m pleasantly surprised by a man who could best be described as a perfect gentleman. Softly spoken and polite its hard to imagine that this is the same man that once auditioned for a part in the TV series Gladiators, a part that would entail beating a fellow human being senseless with a giant cotton bud. We speak for some time about last year, probable his most successful so far, which cumulated with him working along side Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt in the blockbuster Edge of Tomorrow, but to put this in prospective of other years, few people can boast performing a dance routine to a live audience of 900 million people or for that matter sharing stage with the Queen (albeit in her cameo role) in the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony. Romano has worked with some of the best in the business that includes David Attwood in Summer in the city, Danny Boyle The London Olympics and Bill Kenwrite in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, If he is to become an overnight success, it has been one hell of a long night, but I feel Mr Romano will soon be enjoying an extended stay in the limelight.
To find out more visit http://www.aaronromano.co.uk
Words/Photographs David Coomber