James Arthur Reveals He's Setting His Sights On Hollywood, As Comeback Continues To Thrive

Watch out, Hollywood.

As the James Arthur comeback train continues at full steam ahead, he’s now revealed that he’d be keen to launch an acting career.

After a tumultuous couple of years, James made a return to the music scene earlier this year when he re-signed to Simon Cowell’s Syco record label, topping the UK singles chart with ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’.

<strong>James Arthur</strong>
James Arthur
Gallo Images via Getty Images

He continues: “I have been banging on about it to my management for ages. I will always make music, but I really want to kick off my acting career.

“My favourite actors are Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy. I love Shane Meadows’ work. I come from that working-class place so I think I would be good at that.”

James wouldn’t be the first former ‘X Factor’ winner to swap the music scene for a career in acting, with Shayne Ward currently enjoying a stint in ‘Coronation Street’, while Alexandra Burke, Matt Cardle and Sam Bailey all treading the boards in musical theatre.

And that’s without even delving into Leona Lewis’s star turn in ‘Walking On Sunshine’...

Always nice to have something to aspire to - right, James?

Stacey Solomon (Series 6, 2009)

'X Factor': Where Are They Now?