|Alex Lawther Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7½ in|
|Date of Birth||May 4, 1995|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
Alex Lawther is an English actor and theatre artist who is known for his performances in a several shows and movies like Benjamin Britten: Peace and Conflict, The End of the F***ing World, Goodbye Christopher Robin, Ghost Stories, Black Mirror, Howards End, and The Imitation Game. Additionally, he has also been active in the theatre as well as has participated in many radio plays.
Alexander Jonathan Lawther
Petersfield, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Alex Lawther attended Churcher’s College, an independent, fee-paying day school, located in Petersfield, Hampshire and in the year 2009, he wrote and put together a play as part of his drama club involvement at the college.
Moreover, he has also been trained at the National Youth Theatre in London, England.
Actor, Theatre Artist
- Father – Yvonne Lawther (Works in Law)
- Mother – Michael Lawther (Works in Law)
- Siblings – Cameron Lawther (Older Brother) (Film Producer), Ellie Lawther (Older Sister) (Works in Public Policy)
- Others – John McGarry (Maternal Grandfather), Eileen Farrar (Maternal Grandmother)
Alex Lawther is represented by –
- Conway Van Gelder Grant Ltd., Talent Agency, London, England, United Kingdom
- UBBA, Talent Agency, Paris, France
5 ft 7½ in or 171.5 cm
66 kg or 145.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
Alex Lawther is of English and Irish descent.
- Pointed chin
- Deep-set eyes
Alex Lawther Facts
- He worked along with his older brother in the short fantasy mystery film, The Fear, in 2010.
- Alex Lawther was inspired to pursue a career in acting because as a child, he used to make up his own games to keep himself entertained.
- During his school years, he was cast as Ratty in The Wind in the Willows.
- He made his first film appearance by bringing to life the titular character in the biographical music drama film, Benjamin Britten: Peace and Conflict, in 2013. Written and directed by Tony Britten, other members of the film’s cast included actors John Hurt, Joseph Horovitz, and Sue Phipps.
- Alex Lawther has starred as James, a 17-year-old who believes he is a psychopath, in the British dark comedy-drama television show, The End of the F***ing World, which is based on the novel of the same name by Charles Forsman. Other lead cast members of the show include actors Jessica Barden, Gemma Whelan, Steve Oram, and Christine Bottomley.
- In 2014, he appeared as Young Alan Turing in the American historical drama film, The Imitation Game, whose lead cast comprised of Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance, and Mark Strong. For this role, Alex Lawther won the London Film Critics’ Circle Award in the “Young British Performer of the Year” category and was also nominated for a BFI London Film Festival Award in the “Best British Newcomer” category.
- Over the years, he has also played a variety of roles in several theatre productions such as John Blakemore in South Downs at Chichester Festival Theatre and Harold Pinter Theatre, Ryan in Fault Lines at Hampstead Theatre, and Sam in The Jungle at Young Vic Theatre & Playhouse Theatre and St. Ann’s Warehouse.
- Alex Lawther has worked in a few radio projects like How to Say Goodbye Properly, Decline and Fall, and Rock Me Amadeus.
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