Chance was determined to be an actor from the age of two, once he saw how much fun the children on Barney were having. Growing up, he observed the greats, developing a philosophy around the craft of acting. He got involved in the National Youth Theatre before going part time to the IDSA and for a brief period after that, took up a law degree before being offered a role in CBBC’s Hettyfeather.
Chance’s decision to stick with acting paid off and soon after, he starred in the tragic, true life story of Jerome Rogers in BBC3’s Killed by my Debt. For him, acting isn’t about going completely down the Daniel Day Lewis route of method acting but he is keen to get to a state where he can understand the plight of his characters, even if he doesn’t necessarily relate to them. Working on a character-driven drama was an incredible process for Chance and immediately after, he landed a role in the US series, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
Chance has always tried to utilise every asset around him to help hone his career and hopes to continue this with all the resources that BAFTA has to offer. He has so much gratitude for the opportunities he has already received from BAFTA, including his Lead Actor nomination in 2019, and looks forward to his year ahead as a Breakthrough Brit.