by Helen Earnshaw |
Shiloh Fernandez may have kicked off his career back in 2005 but it's this week when he is going to make a real splash with Red Riding Hood.
Red Riding Hood is a re-telling of the popular tale by Catherine Hardwicke, her first movie since Twilight, and Fernandez takes on the role of Peter in the movie alongside Amanda Seyfried.
After completing a short Fernandez kicked off his acting career, as many do, in television when he appeared in Cold Case, Drake & Josh and Lincoln Heights.
His big screen debut came two years later, in 2007, when he landed the lead role of Edgar in Interstate before returning to TV.
He landed his first recurring role in Jericho as Sean Henthorn between 2006-07 which followed residents of the fictional town of Jericho after nuclear attacks on twenty three cities in the U.S.
The series was cancelled after just one series before a campaign by fans saw it return for a second before being cancelled once again.
Fernandez went on to mix and match his roles as he moved from TV with the likes of The Cleaner and CSI:NY to movies with Red and Cadillac Records, the latter seeing him appear alongside Adrien Brody and Beyonce.
TV series United States of Tara was next for the actor as he took on the role of Benjamin Lambert alongside Toni Collette.
But over the last twelve months Fernandez has concentrated on movie work with Skateland, in which he led the cast with Ashley Greene.
Directed by Anthony Burns the movie set in the early 1980s, in small-town Texas, where dramatic events force a 19-year-old skating rink manager to look at his life in a very new way.
Happiness Runs was the last movie that we saw Fernandez but he returns this week with Red Riding Hood.
The movie also stars Gary Oldman, Billy Burke, Julie Christie and Max Irons and is set to be a darker and sexier version on an old classic.
Set in a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf, a young girl falls for an orphaned woodcutter (Fernandez), much to her family's displeasure.
Red Riding Hood is released 15th April.
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