Josh Myers is an emerging film star on the British independent film scene, best known for his roles in playing gangland criminals. Coming from a family who have been involved in the film industry, it felt natural for Josh to follow, but unlike his father and grandfather, he wanted to be an actor. His father agreed, but only if he went to drama school and the rest, as they say, is history as he has been successfully carving out a career in acting.
In 2010 he secured one of the key roles as Snake in the British thriller film Psychosis. He has since starred in many UK films, including the Rise of the Footsoldier 3, Fall of the Krays, White Collar Hooligan 3, Bonded By Blood 2, Anti-Social and Green Street 3, The Krays – Dead Man Walking and his most recent role in Once Upon a Time in London.
“I’ve been fortunate to have had the opportunity to play roles of interesting characters many of whom were based on real-life criminals. However, unlike the people I’ve played in films, I’ve been able to live my life without having to constantly look over my shoulder. What I learnt in these roles added another dimension in understanding the fear many people experience every day on our streets.
I am honoured to become an ambassador for the AP Foundation knowing that I can make a difference and to share my passion for film and acting with people who have not had the chances I’ve had. My goal is to give them the tools, and the encouragement and confidence to get into acting and the film industry, away from looking over their shoulder in fear”.
DONATE NOW AND YOU COULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO CHANGE LIVES
Young adult offenders often relate to those who have ‘walked in their shoes’, those who have the lived experience of the criminal justice system. The AP Foundation believe that the ex-offender community has an important role to play in resettlement and rehabilitation.
Arts, culture and media programmes are also an effective way of engaging difficult to engage young adult people in productive activities connected with their leisure interests, developing their vocational and transferable employment skills, boosting their employability and reducing re-offending.