Shaun Williamson is best known for playing hapless Barry Evans in popular BBC soap EastEnders. It’s a role that not only made him a household favourite but also pigeon hold him as an actor. Despite his character being killed off 13 years ago, to many he is and forever always will be ‘Barry from EastEnders’.
In a bid to shake off the memory, revive his career and prove to the viewing public there’s more in the repertoire than a balding, fat dodgy car dealer, the 51-year-old actor has signed up for this year’s Celebrity Big Brother, currently airing on Channel 5. In a bid to get some inside information on the actor and singer, we called on the crystals and cast the runes to find out if Shaun can ever lay Barry to rest.
Scratch The Surface
Although he is best known for playing a bumbling and naïve failure, our guides say Shaun is as sharp as a tack. He’s super smart – he did beat former Home Secretary David Blunkett and the BBC Middle East Editor and TV presenter Jeremy Bowen to lift the Celebrity Mastermind trophy – but he keeps this side of his personality under wraps. The tarot suggests he shouldn’t hide his light under bushel it’s partly because he does that he’s been typecast in the past. Shaun wants to be taken seriously as an actor, not simply remembered for his soap persona. There is a youngness about Shaun’s soul which helps him see the glass as half full rather than half empty. Despite not always getting the lucky break he’s optimistic about the future. He sets goals – always manageable ones – so as to ensure he is always moving forward. There’s nothing this chap likes better than to cross off the to-do-and-achieve list. Our Witch Twitch says luckily the actor will not have to live with the regret of not wearing slip on shoes.
Our guides show Shaun is at one with Spirit animal totem Snake. With this magical spirit animal as his guide, the actor is likely to be highly intuitive. He may not always know how he knows things but he instinctively does. This is not always easy to deal with, especially when it’s as though he can see right through people, see into their soul, see if they are being true or false. This is especially tough given the profession Sean’s chosen to work in! Snake makes it difficult for Shaun to hold his tongue or to show his displeasure at perceived injustice. Again this openness is not conducive to the world of acting where the egos of directors and producers are easily bruised. To ensure he always works in this town, he is advised to carry malachite in order to mask his true feelings. Snake shares enlightenment with Shaun. Our Witch Twitch says Snake reminds Shaun there is always another skin to be shed, a life cycle to live.
Love & Relationships
The Tarot suggests the actor enjoys his own company and is quite happy spending time in his head. He is advised not to get stuck in it! He is very selective when it comes to letting people into his life which is why his circle is limited. He has many acquaintances but few true friends. An independent soul, he often keeps to himself especially when going through turbulent times – which are far too often for the star’s liking. The dad of two is a great listener, always providing a shoulder to cry on. However, he’s not especially great when it comes to opening up to others. The tarot suggests Shaun needs to trust somebody with his feelings and emotions. It’s one way to gain wisdom and another perspective on things. It’s also a good way to win friends and influence others – and get more work! When it comes to romance, this guy plays for keeps (he’s been married to wife Melanie (pictured above) for 20 years). The tarot suggests he’s very romantic and, given the opportunity, incredibly passionate. Our Witch Twitch says be open to feel the force.
Appearing in Celebrity Big Brother is just what the cosmos ordered – or what Shaun put on his To-Do list to tick off. It’s his time to shine, a moment to remind people just why we love this self-effacing celeb. The tarot suggests he’ll go all the way but he must remember to keep his head while those around him lose theirs – which they will. Moving forward our guides say there is the potential to be part of a comedy duo or ensemble. The project will come to fruition through a woman, with red hair, who by chance meets Shaun in a green room. Someone with the initial ‘J’ is also going to prove a good contact for the star but it may mean a move to another part of the country or even further afield for a period of time. The theatre is well-starred but, our guides say, it doesn’t always need to be panto! On a health front, Shaun is urged to check his cholesterol. He may also need to look into taking some form of supplement such as iron or magnesium. However, don’t take our word for it. The message is coming through loud and clear: An all-over body check up is advised. It may be the answer to energy slumps. Our Witch Twitch says a new chapter of the story is ready to be written. However, the mind may be willing but the body may not be able if Shaun doesn’t play his part now…
The Witch of the Wharf is a published writer, regular columnist for The Wharf newspaper and blogger