Andrew Hollingworth wins US broadcaster ABC’s British talent search
Actor Andrew Hollingworth has been named the winner of a UK-wide talent search led by US broadcaster ABC.
His prize is a one-year talent deal with the TV network, worth $25,000.
Originally from London, Hollingworth beat nine other finalists to win the competition, which is now in its second year.
ABC senior vice president of talent and casting Ayo Davis said: “It’s incredibly rewarding as a casting department to create an avenue that gives us access to find talent like Andrew. Andrew popped off the screen when we watched his first submission, and his final submission really sealed the deal for us.”
She added: “We look forward to having him part of the ABC family, and can’t wait to see what the future has in store for him.”
To enter, actors were asked to create a video performing one of the comedy or drama scenes selected by ABC.
Last year’s winner was Jemma Moore, who has been cast in the upcoming film Doom.
The extension of ABC’s existing talent competition for US-based actors was set up in order to find performers who “may not have had the opportunity to be seen yet by a team of professional casting executives”, the network has said previously.