Ross Boatman gained the ‘Best Newcomer’ award on the British Soap Awards final weekend for his function on Eastenders.
It is usually the case that people who find themselves well-known from exterior of the sport turn out to be absolutely fledged poker gamers – Jennifer Tilly, James Woods, Boris Becker, Shane Warne and Teddy Sheringham to call however just a few.
In the UK we noticed it go the opposite manner, as a excessive profile poker participant has discovered fame as an actor.
Ross Boatman, one of many unique Hendon Mobsters, was at all times generally known as an actor who used poker as a approach to pay the payments between gigs. He was on the well-known UK present ‘London’s Burning’ within the mid Nineteen Nineties. Poker took over for a very long time as he was sponsored by Full Tilt and accrued $2 million in dwell earnings.
In the final couple of years he lastly had an enormous break on display, as he landed a recurring function on the UK’s greatest cleaning soap opera Eastenders. Over the weekend he gained the medium’s greatest honour, bagging ‘Best Newcomer’ on the British Soap Awards.
Have a few of that! pic.twitter.com/MtR5SMoNGe
— Barny Boatman (@barnyboatman) June 11, 2022
In his speech the irony was not misplaced on him that he gained a ‘newcomer’ award for an acting career that began in 1987. It seems to be like poker continues to be very a lot a part of his life, as he made a ultimate desk on the Irish Open simply two months in the past.
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