I'd never been to the States before I got this job and so I uprooted from London and flew to Nashville for what was going to be really a few weeks of filming the first episode and then waited to see what happened.
And that pretty much turned into me not coming back to England for about three years.
Since 2012, he has been playing the role of Gunnar Scott in the series ‘Nashville’.
He also appeared in ‘Runner, Runner’ (2013) as Shecky, opposite Justin Timberlake, Ben Affleck and Gemma Arterton.
Americans "get freaked out" when they hear his British accent, Palladio said. It's very funny."Other Brits poised to dupe America include Jersey-born Henry Cavill, who will be Superman in this summer's Man of Steel, and Carey Mulligan, who plays Daisy Buchnan in F Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, which is out this month.
Department of Homeland Security figures show the number of visa petitions approved for actors and directors from the UK seeking work in the US entertainment industry soared 500 per cent in the past year. While living in London, he played in his own indie folk band Salt Water Thief.Millions of Nashville's fans know him as Gunnar, the Texan-twanged scene-stealer with his will-he-won't-he relationship with fellow songwriter Scarlett.What they don't realise is that not only is Palladio from Penzance in Cornwall, but that, before landing his breakout role, the 26-year-old actor had not even been to the States.Palladio Studied theatre and music at Rose Bruford Drama College, Sidcup, London. He was a massive fan of Americana, and bluegrass and the more kinds of folky stuff.He likes the ’70s like Garfunkel and James Taylor, which is not too far from country.
Palladio-as-Gunnar sings the opening song, "Fade into You", on the second instalment of the show's soundtrack, which is released on Tuesday.