Many of us have binged the hilarious TV show Ted Lasso, but you may not have known that one of its stars was born down the road from you.

Brett Goldstein, who plays the suborn but loveable football star in the show, was born in Sutton on July 17, 1980.

He went to Sevenoaks School in Kent, which is one of the oldest independent schools in England.

Brett then went on to study at the University of Warwick where he studied film studies.

He then decided to move abroad to Marbella in Spain where he worked at a strip club that his dad owned.

Brett managed to turn his experiences in Marbella into a stand-up routine which he called “Brett Goldstein grew up in a strip club”.

Shortly afterwards, he moved to the big apple where he studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

It was here that Brett started writing scripts that he later took to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

He started his acting career in short films and made his British television debut on The Bill and then appeared in Drifters, Derek and Hoff the Record.

In 2013, Brett wrote a romantic comedy about a Peckham postman-turned-superhero called SuperBob.

After filming, he caught the eye of superstar Catherine Tate who starred in the film as his character’s boss.

She invited him to co-write a BBC One sitcom Catherine Tate’s Nan, a spin-off of The Catherine Tate Show.

The pair continued to collaborate with Brett even joining Catherine Tate on her first ever live tour in 2016 and co-writing The Nan Movie.

In 2016, he won a BIFA award for his role in Adult Life Skills, a comedy film starring Jodi Whittaker.

He has also appeared on the iconic British show Doctor Who and been a podcaster on Films to be buried with.

What most people will know Brett for is his part in Ted Lasso, but many may not know that he was actually one of the writers on the show.

The Apple TV show came out in 2020 and in the process of writing, Brett ended up being cast as the seasoned pro, Richmond footballer Roy Kent.

Ted Lasso follows Richmond football team as Rebecca (played by Hannah Waddingham) wins management of the team in her divorce.

In an attempt to spite him, she hires an American football coach is hired to run the team in the hopes that he will tank them – Ted Lasso.

Brett’s part as the gruff but sweet-at-heart footballer turned children’s football coach is integral to the show.

The character is known for saying what everyone is thinking and being great with kids, despite his tough demeanour.