Adam Deacon would love to work with fellow Londoners Sir Michael Caine and Ray Winstone in the future.
The 28-year-old actor - best known for his roles in gritty urban movies 'Kidulthood' and 'Adulthood' - takes inspiration for his career from fellow Londoners, and would love to work with them one day.
He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I'd love to do the whole American thing. I'd love to work with Michael Cain and Ray Winston. You grow up watching them, and for them guys there, they seem like real humble people that started on one level and they went on to great things. I kind of look up to them guys, on where I want my career to go. I kind of look up to them."
However, the young star is keen not to forget his Roots in Hackney, East London.
He said: "I want to kind of never forget the fact that there's a massive fan base, they want good entertainment. Why can't you use your height or whatever you want to call it, and get them budget and actually give it back to the UK as in have some exposures in London rather than New York and I think you can do that.
"I think a lot of actors/directors, when they get to that level they're kind of like, 'Right, let's go to Hollywood baby,' and get bigger budgets. I kind of want to do both. It's about changing the films you make but at the same time not forgetting about anyone and kind of taking them on a Journey with you."