Noah Huntley has always gone where the job takes him.
Currently, the 44-year-old actor is splitting his time between England, where he lives, and Bulgaria, where he’s filming the CW series “Pandora.”
Huntley is also anticipating the broadcast premiere of his latest project, “Harry and Meghan: Becoming Royal.” The TV movie premieres at 8 p.m. Monday, May 27, on Lifetime.
The film is the follow-up to the hit “Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance,” which premiered last year to great fanfare.
Huntley appears as Caspian, the fictional “Good Day UK” breakfast show host who steals the spotlight in the film with his cheeky and cynical Piers Morgan-meets-TMZ narration throughout the movie as he describes repeatedly on air his disdain for Meghan and her romance with the prince.
“I wanted the character to be believable,” he says. “Caspian represents a piece of our society. He’s an in-your-face kind of guy. Kind of like Harvey Levin from TMZ and Piers Morgan. He’s not the most well-liked, but producers already are talking to do a spinoff series following him and the ‘Good Day UK’ premise.”
The British-born actor and model jumped at the chance to work with writer Scarlett Lacey on this project. The pair worked with each other on the TV series “The Royals.” His friend Menhaj Huda was also directing.
He also finds the royal family intriguing.
“I had to become aware of Meghan’s story,” he says. “It’s a metaphor for a lot of people’s journey. There shouldn’t be a stop on dreams and philanthropy. That’s what she wants to accomplish.”
With the premiere inching up, Huntley is also aware of potential backlash.
“I haven’t spoken to Meghan or Harry,” he says. “It’s all very well to represent a mock because it’s a metaphor for what’s going on in the world. In reality, it could be hurtful and an invasive piece. I had to wrestle with that, but I think that this entire film is done well and takes a look at the life of a royal, with the good and the bad.”
In addition to acting, Huntley is a part-time model and fashion ambassador. He has landed advertising campaigns for L’Oreal with Peter Lindbergh, and Stella Artois with Annie Leibovitz.
He is also vegetarian, loves to meditate, practices yoga and tai chi, scuba dives and runs marathons.
He supports Greenpeace, Bloodwise and The Actors Benevolent Fund, among other charitable organizations.
“I’ve been working since I was 18, when I picked up my first series,” he says. “I thought I would be married and have children by now. In reality, I’ve been taking care of myself and keeping busy with jobs in order to build that security. I can go a little time without work. I have to keep my channels open to create some solid foundation to the work that I’ve done.”
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