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Posted On: 16 August 2018 09:30 am
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ILQ Exclusive with Hollywood star Bradley Bowen

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Just recently, renowned Hollywood actor, producer and entrepreneur, Bradley Bowen visit Doha through Verve Management as the Aficionado’s Community Endorser for the soft launch of Aficionado Qatar’s newest fragrances from its Premier Collection. The event was a simple and elegant gathering and one of the main attractions of the show was a meet and greet with Bradley followed by a dinner with the Hollywood star himself.

During his visit to Qatar, ILQ had the chance to meet up with the actor, producer and entrepreneur and get to know more about him. We talked to him about his interesting career timeline that started from surfing, led to construction and eventually landed him in Hollywood where he has featured in ads, TV shows and movies like the Hunger Games, Ant-Man, Tomorrowland, Divergent, Furious 7 and Allegiant.

ILQ: Can you tell us more about yourself?

Bradley Bowen: I left high school behind at the age of 15 for surfing; I quickly established myself as a competitive surfer. I, then, began working in construction as a laborer and went on to open my own construction company at the age of 22. I ran my company until 2016 when I made a career change into Film/TV.

ILQ: How did you make the switch from construction to acting and production? Was it easy to switch careers?

Bradley Bowen: I was overwhelmed with stresses of the construction industry and needed a new way to express myself. I was introduced to acting when the film “Tomorrow Land” starring George Clooney was filming in my hometown. I was invited on set as a background actor. I enjoyed the experience and immediately began pursuing more roles. I received my lucky break when I was upgraded from background actor to principal role receiving eligibility to join the SAG - AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists). It was then that I decided to change careers. I began to realize some parallels between construction and production, and opened Flight Productions. No, it isn't easy switching careers.

ILQ: How did your family react to the switch?

Bradley Bowen: My family has always been supportive of me and my endeavors. It would not have been possible without their support.

ILQ: What are the perks pf being an actor that you didn't have as a construction man, aside from the fame?

Bradley Bowen: My fingernails aren't dirty. I’m not as stressed physically and emotionally, and I am able to explore my creativity.

ILQ: What has been your most favorite role?

Bradley Bowen: My favorite role was US Customs Officer Cunningham in the film “American Made” starring Tom Cruise because I was able to work with many top actors and crew members on a large-scale production; I learned valuable lessons in the process.

Bradley Bowen American Made Qatar

Source: Bradley Bowen Official

ILQ: What are you working on right now?

Bradley Bowen: I’m currently working on a film called “Oh Death” which is a 1800’s period piece based on a poem titled “We Are Seven” written by William Wordsworth, a film titled “The Flight” an action/drama which is based on events leading up to World War II, and a film titled “Queen Of The Himalayas” which is a suspense/thriller shooting in Nepal.

ILQ: What other interests do you have?

Bradley Bowen: I enjoy nature, outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and rock climbing. I train Brazilian Ju-Jitsu and enjoy staying healthy through fitness and nutrition.

ILQ: What is your philosophy in life?

Bradley Bowen: It’s better to give than to receive, A quick nickel is better than a slow dime, earn enough money to enjoy your time and have enough time to enjoy your money.

ILQ: Do you have any regrets?

Bradley Bowen: Although, I’ve learned many lessons the hard way, I have no regrets.

ILQ: You are here in Qatar for the Aficionado launch. Can you tell us more about that?

Bradley Bowen: Yes, I’m very excited to be able to visit Qatar and have the opportunity through Verve Management to attend the launch of Aficionado in the Middle East. Aficionado has an amazing product line of perfume/cologne inspired scents from luxury brands. I have the privilege as a brand ambassador to represent this Philippines based company and look forward to introducing Aficionado around the World.

Bradley Bowen Aficionado Qatar Soft launch

ILQ: Is this your first visit to Qatar?

Bradley Bowen: Yes

ILQ: What are your first impressions of Qatar and its people?

Bradley Bowen: I feel fortunate to visit Qatar and see many beautiful places surrounded with history, culture and beauty. The people I’ve had the opportunity to meet were polite, humble and genuine. I love Qatar!

ILQ: What is your advice for people in Qatar who want to switch careers?

Bradley Bowen: If they are not happy with their current career, STOP! Do what you love and love what you do. It will not be easy, but worth your happiness and efforts.

ILQ: Would you like to give any message to the people in Qatar?

Bradley Bowen: I would like to say, work hard to achieve your goals and dreams and to do what you enjoy. Thank you for being you and thank you so much for your hospitality.

For more information on Bradley Bowen, visit:

Official Facebook Page: @bradleybowenofficial

Official Twitter Handle: @B_radleyBowen

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Cover Image: Bradley Bowen Official