He played Phil Mitchel's son on Eastenders for four years.
And Harry Reid revealed his delight at being written out of the popular BBC soap, giving him more freedom to pursue other career options.
During an appearance on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch, the 25-year-old actor - who left Albert Square for good in January - admitted that despite his love for the character, he wanted to avoid being 'typecast' for a long tenure on the soap.
Eastender's star Harry Reid, 25, revealed he was 'glad producers axed him from the show' so he could pursue other acting roles while on Sunday Brunch
Chatting on the Sunday Brunch sofa, the Kent-native confessed that while the job security was desirable, it was time to branch out and audition for other projects.
Harry explained: 'There's obviously an essence of job security there. As an actor, it is such a hard thing – you want to pay the bills and you want to do the job you love. So you do have to make a choice.
'Obviously I told you last time they wrote me out so they kind of gave me that push, but it was one that I'm glad they did, because now I can go out and do other stuff.'
On the run: The 25-year-old actor - who left Albert Square for good in January- admitted that despite his love for the character, he wanted to