Alex Lawther

Alex Lawther

Date Of BirthMay 4, 1995
Age25 years 3 months 9 days
Day of BirthThursday
Place Of BirthPetersfield, Hampshire, England
Zodiac SignTaurus
Professions Model , Actor
Full Name Alexander Jonathan Lawther

Personal Information
Religion Christianity (Non-religious)
Languages English , French
NationalityBritish
Ethnicities Caucasian , British
Complexion White
Trademark British accent
Body Features & Measurements
Height175 CM
5 Feet 9 Inches
Eye colorBlue Green
Hair colorlight brown
Weight65 KG
143 lbs
Shoe Size8
Body Type Slim
Hair type Short
Family Information
Brother Michael Cameron Lawther (Producer)
Sister Ellie Lawther
Cousin Charlie
Sister In-Law Nicole Glass
Education Qualifications
Education (Graduation) Bachelor of Arts in History (King's College London)
Education (High School) Churcher's College
Alma MaterKing's College London
Career Information
Debut (Movie) The Imitation Game (2014)
Years Active 2010-
Debut (TV) Holby City
Debut(Short movie) The Fear(2010)
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
HobbiesDancing (He thinks he is a bad dancer)
Baking
Reading
Theater
movies
Favorite Actress Sally Hawkins
Favorite Food Pizza
Favorite ColorRed
Favorite MovieMatilda (1996)
Favorite Director Xavier Dolan
LikesBooks
Favorite Brand Apple (Iphone)
Social Networks, Web links
Facebook ProfileAlex Lawther Facebook Profile
Contact
Talent Agent Nicki van Gelder (Conway van Gelder Grant)
More Information
Inspiration Ben Whishaw
Net worth$2 million

Biography

Alex Lawther is a British actor. Alex is popular for playing the roles of- young Alan Turing in The Imitation Game (2014), Kenny in Black Mirror(2016), James in The End of the F***ing World (2017), Tibby Schlegel in Howards End (2017).

Childhood - Family

Alex Lawther was born on 4th May 1995 in Petersfield, Hampshire, England. Both his parents are lawyers. Alex and siblings were raised in Petersfield, Hampshire, England.

Alex Lawther with mother

[ Alex Lawther with mother ]

He has two siblings, both older than him.

Brother

Eldest brother named Cameron Lawther (born in 1990; an award winning film producer based in London). Alex worked with his brother Cameron for a short movie titled "The Fear" in 2010, it was Alex's debut in acting. Cameron produced the Oscar shortlisted movie WALE (2019). Some of the movies he has worked in are- "World War Z", "X-Men: First Class", "Skyfall", "Gravity" among others. He is married to Nicole Glass (married in 2014)

Sister

Alex has a sister named Ellie Lawther. She has studied public policy for Master's degree at the University of Southern California. Ellie has studied neuroscience as well.[2]

Education

  • High School: He went to High School at Churcher's College, an independent public school for Boys & Girls. Alex played the character- "Ratty" in the drama school - "The Wind in the Willows".
    • School drama Club: Alex's school didn't have a drama club. Alex and friends created one themselves illegitimately, they sort of got into trouble because of that, but it was a fun experience for them all. The school found out about it when one of the parents called them to enquire about the supervision of the drama club. 
  • College: Alex went to King's College London(KCL), a public research university located in London.
  • The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain: Alex got trained in creative arts at the institution, he practiced acting there.

Facts & Trivia

  • Creative personality: Even as a child, Alex was creative, he would create new games, come up with new ideas to entertain himself and his friends. According to him, it was this creative mind that lead to him seeking a career in acting and story telling.
  • School Drama: He wrote a play for his school drama when he was at the Churcher's College
  • Appreciation:
    • Dame Maggie Smith appreciated him for his talent, saying "He has achieved at the young age what the rest have been trying in a long time"
    • Alex is being compared to actor Ben Whishaw (popular for playing Jean-Baptiste in Perfume). Ben Whishaw is Alex's idol.
  • Kayaking: Alex is fond of adventure sports, in his free time he is seen kayaking down Camden Lock in London
  • His primary interests include- Reading books, going to theater and watching Movies.
  • The National Youth Theatre: He became a member of the theatre in 2010
  • Accentss he is proficient with: American (New York, Southern), Australian, English, Irish, Cockney, RP
  • Animal Lover: He likes pets and has dogs.
  • Lawther: His last name is Lawther, it is a funny coincidence that both his parents work in LAW, his older brother Cameron is a law graduate as well.
  • (Don't) Pardon his French: Alex speaks French, in the French thriller movie "Les Traducteurs (The Translators)" directed by Régis Roinsard he shows off his French language skills.
  • London's top 25 under-25: In 2013, the Evening Standard magazine listed him as one of the London's top 25 within the age of 25. [4]
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Alex Lawther & Benedict Cumberbatch

Alex played young Alan Turing in the Award winning movie- "The Imitation Game". The two have been compared for their similar looks. Both of them are perfect match for introverted and shy characters. They both have brown hair, high cheekbones

Alex Lawther & Benedict Cumberbatch

[ Alex Lawther & Benedict Cumberbatch ]

Alex Lawther & Jessica Barden

Alex & Jessica play lead roles- "James" & "Alyssa" respectively in the comedy series- "The End of the F***ing World (2017)". They have been spending time together as a part of the same cast and crew. Here is a quiz to see how well they know each other.

Questions & Answers

  • Is Alex Lawther Gay?
    • There are speculations about him being gay because of the characters he has played in- "Departure", "Freak Show", "The Imitation Game". However there has not been any clarification from him. Speculations could just be speculations
  • What is the secret of his success?
    • "I don't know, be more like Sally Hawkins I guess." he answered [7]
  • Who should play him in the movie of his life?
    • He picks- Maggie Smith [7]
  • If he was stranded on an Island, Movie/ TV show he would take with him?
    • Transparent (TV series) [7]
  • What does he like to change about the industry?
    • He wants to see "More diversity" [7]
  • Best advice he has ever been given?
    • Stay hydrated (By his Mom) [7]
  • What is his audition tip for the newbies?
    • Stay hydrated, but don't drink too much, otherwise you will have to go pee. [7]
  • Who is the unsung hero on a set according to him?
    • The A.D [7]
  • When did he realize he had made it as an actor?
    • When he started paying Taxes & rent
  • What is the best thing about being a young and employed actor in London according to him?
    • "You have enough disposable income to spend on a constant stream of books, theatre and cinema tickets" [3]
  • What does Alex do in between the shots on set?
    • Sit quietly and read [6]
  • What's the first thing he does after going home?
    • Take a long shower, stop himself from "post-morteming" everything that has wrong [8]
  • Who are the actors he enjoyed working with?
    • He loved working with- Juliet Stevenson & phénix brossard (Departure), Pauline Etienne
  • What is the Alex lawther instagram handle?
    • Alex doesn't have an instagram account. In fact there is very little social media presence of him

Career

  • Stage debut: Alexa made his stage debut in 2011 at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester.

 

Filmography

Movies List

Year Movie Character Comments
2020 The French Dispatch    
2019 Les traducteurs
Alex Goodman
Main role
2018 Old Boys Amberson  
2017 Ghost Stories Simon Rifkind  
2017 Goodbye Christopher Robin Christopher Robin (18 y/o)  
2017 Carnage Joseph  
2017 Freak Show Billy Bloom  
2015 Virtuoso   TV Movie
2015 Departure Elliot  
2014 A Brilliant Young Mind Isaac Cooper  
2014 The Imitation Game (young) Alan Turing  
2013 Benjamin Britten: Peace and Conflict Benjamin Britten  

TV Series List

Year TV Series Character Comments
2017-2019 The End of the F***ing World James  16 episodes; Main Role
2017 Howards End Tibby Schlegel Season 1 Episodes 1-4
2016 Black Mirror Kenny "Shut Up and Dance" (Season 3 Episode 3)
2014 Holby City Fred Bamber "All Before Them" (Season 16 Episode 38)

Short Movies 

Year Movie Character Comments
2019 Miss Fortunate Jack  
2018 Alex's Dream Alex Morin  
2016 Narrated By Sam Sipowitz  
2015 Yussef Is Complicated Rory  
2010 The Fear The Boy  

Stage shows

Year Work Character Comments
2017 The Jungle Sam Direction-Stephen Daldry & Justin Martin
2015 Crushed Shells and Mud Derek Lead actor; directed by Russell Bolam
2014 The Glass Supper Jamie   
2013 Fault Lines Ryan Directed by- Lisa Spirling; Writer: Ali Taylor
2011 South Downs John Blakemore  

 

Radio Shows

Year Work Character Comments
2015 Decline and Fall Peter Beste-Chetwynde BBC Radio 4
2014 Rock Me Amadeus Charlie Lead actor; BBC Radio 4
2014 How to Say Goodbye Properly Toby BBC Radio 4
2013 South Downs John Blakemore  

 

Awards

Year Won? Award Project Category Comments
2015 WON London Film Critics' Circle Awards The Imitation Game Young British Performer of the Year  
2014 Nomination London Film Festival The Imitation Game Best British Newcomer  
2013 Nomination "What’s On Stage" Awards South Downs London Newcomer of the Year  

 

Quotes

  • It seemed a bit silly in the beginning to have an inspiration to become an actor from a family without background in acting.
  • My dream really is just to keep working in film and in theatre.
  • [On acting] It was a dream I was a little bit embarrassed by.
  • I think I'm most happy when I’m learning something.
  • When I get a script, I kind of break the script down into its component parts to find out what happens. Then I put that all back together again to find out what my character is
  • [On new year] I like to come out this year knowing a lot more than the previous year
  • What interests me in work is something that is well written- mainstream or not.
  • [About facing fame] You sort of play a character. You play Alex the actor. It’s quite nice that you get to wear a suit or tux, because it’s a kind of costume [2]
  • I’ve always wanted to keep my foot in film as well as theatre, and be working in both worlds. It’s wonderful that I’m able to do that at the moment. [5]

Sources

  1. Alex Lawther wiki
  2. Alex Lawther profile- Katie Strick
  3. Ham High interview
  4. Evening Standard- Top 25 under 25
  5. The stage interview
  6. Channel 4 - Alex Lawther & Jessica Barden
  7. 60 seconds with BAFTA Guru
  8. Get into Film interview
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