FIVE MIN­UTES WITH... FADY ELSAYED

The ris­ing star whose Class char­ac­ter suf­fers a ter­ri­ble trauma

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BETTERING RAM

“My char­ac­ter’s cool. Ram’s a lov­ing, car­ing young man who’s very driven, very pas­sion­ate, and al­ways wants to be the best at ev­ery­thing. I’m re­ally just try­ing to find my­self and be­come me again – try­ing to be the best again.”

SUIT YOU, SIR

“When I went for the re­call, my agent sent me the wrong [script] sides. I’d pre­pared two scenes – I even went in with a suit, be­cause we were pre­par­ing a prom. Pa­trick [Ness] was like, ‘Why are you wear­ing a suit?’ ‘I thought it would be good for the scene.’ ‘You’re not even do­ing that scene!’ It turns out I had five, six scenes to learn!”

BROTHERS IN ARMS

“The fans are so sweet. You can tell how re­li­gious and pas­sion­ate they are about Doc­tor Who. It’s such an hon­our to be a part of some­thing like that. I worked with Noel Clarke on Broth­er­hood, and he con­grat­u­lated me straight away and told me what I was get­ting in­volved in.”

ZOOM WITH A VIEW

“I take pic­tures of ev­ery­thing, and you have to be re­ally care­ful. I once posted a pic­ture that had noth­ing to do with char­ac­ters, but some­one man­aged to zoom in and found one of the ac­tors who was in it. The pic­ture was so pixel­lated I don’t even know how they man­aged to fig­ure out who it was!”

ALL BACK TO MINE

“I’ve never gelled with a team as much as I have on this. I’ve never had ac­tors come round to my house, or even wanted to hang out with other ac­tors – it’s al­ways been very pro­fes­sional. We’re al­ways hav­ing fun and mo­ti­vat­ing each other. It’s been a great ex­pe­ri­ence.”

Class is avail­able on­line on BBC Three now.

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