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He made history on Tuesday night after scooping the National Television Award for Best Newcomer.
But Emmerdale star James Moore has revealed he was about to quit acting when he landed the role of Ryan Stocks, as he told the Daily Mirror he's been 'living his best life' since scooping the gong.
Interview - James - Years - Dream - Roles
During the candid interview 26-year-old James - who has cerebral palsy - admitted two years ago he almost gave up on his acting dream as he was told there were no roles for him, but has since been branded an 'inspiration' by fans.
He said: 'You have to have belief and confidence in yourself and not rely on the acceptance of others. I'm loving what I am doing. I'm getting great feedback from people, I've won this wonderful award - and I am living my best life.'
James - Actor - Age - Drama - School
James went on to reveal he'd dreamed of becoming an actor since a young age and even studied drama at school, but was told repeatedly there would be no parts for him.
After giving up on his dream - and studying photography at university - it was an episode of Breaking Bad - which featured Walter White's son played RJ Mitte who also has cerebral palsy - that convinced him to give acting another try.
Thought - God - Hope
'I thought ''Oh my God there is hope,'' he added.
Just two weeks after signing an agent James landed the role of Ryan Stocks...
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