Elliot Knight plays Officer Brady in “American Gothic.” Solid and honest with a touch of cynicism, Brady is happily married to Tessa [Megan Ketch], the youngest daughter of a prominent Boston family.
Recently promoted to detective, Brady is reopening a cold case that suddenly has new evidence. A good man and diligent detective, Brady is puzzled and alarmed when Tessa seems to have important information that she doesn’t feel like she can reveal to him.
You may also have seen Elliot in the cast of the longstanding, hit ABC series “Once Upon A Time” as the iconic character, Merlin, for a six-episode arc. Elliot made his U.S. network debut in 2014, in the critically acclaimed ABC series “How To Get Away With Murder” as Aiden Walker, the fiancé of Michaela Pratt [Aja Naomi King].
On the film front, Elliot will star as Marsac [opposite Jeremy Sumpter, Phoebe Tonkin, Ed Westwick, and Dominic Sherwood] in the indie film TAKE DOWN [Pinewood Studios, Radiant Films International] which centers on a rehabilitation camp for wealthy and troublesome kids, which is eventually taken hostage by a group of criminals. The film is directed by Jim Gillespie [I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER].
See what Elliot has to say about being a vegan and his love of burgers!
Tell us a bit about the projects you are working on or have coming up.
I just played Detective Brady Ross on American Gothic. It’s a dark family-drama come murder mystery that centers around the prominent Hawthorne family, which Brady is married into. At the same time, he is leading the investigation into his in-laws as they become the main suspects of the case.
With your busy schedule, what do you like to do with your down time?
I love being outdoors and exercising. I’m filming in Toronto and live right next to Lake Ontario so I’ve been running a lot along the lakeside since I’ve been here. And I’d be lying if I said Pokémon Go hadn’t taken up a large portion of my time recently.
When you go out to eat, where do you like to dine?
I’m a big eater and vegan so I’m rarely not eating or thinking about the next time I can. I only just checked how long there is left until we can lunch. Right now my favorite place is Doomie’s in Toronto. They opened not too long ago and have the best burgers and mac & cheese. If you’re vegan and in Toronto or LA, get there.
What types of dishes do you usually order?
I love burgers and curries – usually Thai or if not Indian. Being in LA is great for Thai food but the best Indian I’ve had remains in Birmingham, UK. I’m going back there soon and that will probably be my first meal.
Do you cook?
I have my couple of favorites that I make on a regular basis, usually green-centered breakfasts, but mainly I just apply heat to food, which isn’t the same as cooking. My mum has always been a wonderful cook and I now wish I’d have paid more attention in the kitchen growing up, like she urged me to. There was preparation, herbs and spices, technique. I have a few tricks up my sleeve but nothing on my mum. She’s the ultimate cook for me so it wouldn’t feel right to say that I could too, at least not on the same level. Maybe I should try and sneak a few lessons in, that would be fun.
What types of drinks do you order when out?
I tend to go for cocktails because they’re sweeter. My favorite drink when I was a kid was ginger beer, so I’m fond of a Moscow Mule if I’m out. That would be my one drink to rule them all.
Do you prepare drinks at home?
If I’m pre-gaming at home, I’ll usually make a ‘mystery cocktail’ for anyone willing to try it. It can be the best or the absolute worst, but it’s fun finding out!
Do you own a home bar?
I don’t. I’m a social drinker so it’s normally just when I’m out or there’s a celebration.
If you had a home bar, what would it be like?
My bar would have white and red wine and my favorite cocktails on tap, with a huge screen behind for movies and games.
What is your favorite drink/cocktail?
Moscow Mule or a really good Mojito.
Have you ever been a bartender?
I haven’t but I wanted to when I was old enough to work. I wanted to bartend and be a waiter – which, who knows, I may still have the opportunity to do!