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Olly Alexander Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Olly Alexander Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 66 kg
Date of Birth July 15, 1990
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Eye Color
Green

Olly Alexander is a British singer, musician, songwriter, actor, and screenwriter. He has been cast in various films and shows such as It’s a Sin, Penny DreadfulLe Week-End, SummerhillGrowing Up GaySkinsEnter the VoidDustCheerful Weather for the WeddingTormentedBright StarGreat ExpectationsGulliver’s TravelsThe Riot ClubFunny BunnyThe Dish & the SpoonThe FadesCelebrity Gogglebox, and God Help the Girl. As a musician, he has worked on his solo project called Years & Years and has released albums, extended plays, and tracks like CommunionPalo SantoNight CallY & YI Wish I KnewKingDesiresEyes ShutShineIf You’re Over MeThe Edge of GloryCrave, and All for You.

Born Name

Oliver Alexander Thornton

Nick Name

Olly

Olly Alexander at the Jingle Bell Ball with Coca-Cola event in December 2016
Olly Alexander at the Jingle Bell Ball with Coca-Cola event in December 2016

Sun Sign

Cancer

Born Place

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

Nationality

English

 

Education

Olly Alexander got his early education from St John’s Primary School in Coleford.

He then got enrolled in Monmouth Comprehensive School. But later dropped out to study performing Arts at Hereford College of Arts. He dropped out from this one as well to focus on his acting career.

Occupation

Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Actor, Screenwriter

Family

  • Father – David A. Thornton
  • Mother – Vicki Thornton (One of the founders of the Coleford Music Festival)
  • Siblings – He has an older brother.

Manager

Olly Alexander has been signed with Curtis Brown Group Ltd., Talent Agency, London, England, United Kingdom.

Genre

Synthpop, Indie pop, Electronica, Dance-pop

Instruments

Vocals, Keyboard, Synthesizer, Piano

Labels

Polydor Records, Kitsuné Records

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 9 in or 175 cm (Approx)

Weight

66 kg or 145.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Girlfriend / Spouse

Olly Alexander has dated –

  1. Neil Amin-Smith (2014-2015) – Olly Alexander started dating ex-Clean Bandit’s violinist Neil Amin-Smith at the start of 2015. They were pretty vocal about their relationship and in an interview with Capital FM, Smith opened up about their desire to set an example for young LGBT couples. Then in September 2015, they kissed onstage at the U.K. festival Jersey Live. However, the duo parted ways at the end of 2015 due to scheduling conflicts whilst on tour and recording.
Olly Alexander and boyfriend Neil Amin-Smith
Olly Alexander and Neil Amin-Smith

Race / Ethnicity

White

Olly Alexander is of English and Welsh descent.

Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color

Green

Sexual Orientation

Gay

Distinctive Features

  • Curly hair
  • Wears nose ring
Olly Alexander at the Glastonbury Festival in June 2016
Olly Alexander at the Glastonbury Festival in June 2016

Religion

Buddhism

Best Known For

  • Being the lead singer of the band Years and Years
  • Being one of the leading English LGBT activists

First Album

Olly Alexander as a lead singer of band Years and Years released the debut studio album Communion in July 2015.

It went #1 in the UK and Irish music charts. The band managed to sell 1 million album copies worldwide.

First Film

Olly Alexander made his first theatrical film appearance in the 2009 biographical fiction drama film Bright Star as Tom Keats.

First TV Show

Olly made his TV show debut with ITV’s detective drama Lewis as Hayden Wishart in 2009.

Olly Alexander Favorite Things

Source – Nylon.com, Standard.co.uk

Olly Alexander at the Empire Polo Club during Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April 2016 in California
Olly Alexander at the Empire Polo Club during Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April 2016 in California

Olly Alexander Facts

  1. Olly uses he/him pronouns.
  2. When Olly was 13, his parents got separated.
  3. Olly Alexander struggled with an eating disorder at the age of 10. However, he has overcome the disorder with the help of therapy.
  4. When he first auditioned for a role in God Help the Girl, he was turned by the management because he was too young. He auditioned again a couple of years later and was selected.
  5. At the second audition for God Help the Girl, he performed a song he had written at the age of 10 while on a camping holiday.
  6. Olly has been very open about his depression, anxiety, and mental problems.
  7. To pursue an acting career, he moved to London at the age of 17 and worked in Rokit vintage clothing store and also as a waiter for financial stability.
  8. He was often bullied in his school days for being gay and is currently associated with several LGBT charities and support groups.
  9. Alongside Jack Black, Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Amanda Peet, James Corden, Catherine Tate, and others, he co-starred as Prince August in the 2010 American fantasy adventure comedy film Gulliver’s Travels, very loosely based on Part One of the 1726 novel of the same name by Jonathan Swift.
  10. In 2015, he lashed out at the NHS as they decided to stop the production of a drug that was more efficient in HIV prevention.
  11. In November 2016, he did a cover of Joni Mitchell’s ‘Both Sides Now’ in support of UK charity CALM’s Torch Songs campaign, which highlighted music’s healing power.
  12. He won the LGBT Celebrity of the Year award at the British LGBT Awards in November 2020.
  13. In 2021, he appeared as Ritchie Tozer in the drama miniseries It’s a Sin and this performance got him nominated for a Critics’ Choice Television Award for “Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television”.

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