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Name: Alex Lawther

Real name: Alexander Jonathan Lawther

Birth date: 4 of March 1995 (25 y.o.)

Place of birth: Petersfield, Hampshire, England

Height: 5'8 ft

Weight: 143 lb

Birth Sign: Pisces

Chinese zodiac: Pig

Career: Actors 145th

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Biography of Alex Lawther

Alex Lawther is an English theater and film actor, known for acting in the third season of a TV series Black Mirror, for portraying young Alan Turing in a biographical film The Imitation Game, and for acting in such films as X+Y, Departure, Goodbye Christopher Robin.
An English Actor, Alex Lawther
An English Actor, Alex Lawther

Childhood and Early Life

Alex was born in a small English town, Petersfield, on May 4th, 1995. Lawther's parents work in the legal field, his older brother, Cameron, is a film producer, and his older sister, Ellie, is a public politician.
Little Alex Lawther (on the right) with his Brother
Little Alex Lawther (on the right) with his Brother
Alex has been interested in acting since early childhood. According to Lawther, his brother and sister partly helped him in choosing his course of life.
They didn't want to play with me because I was too little, so I had to invent games myself.
In 2009, 14-year-old Lawther composed and produced a play in a drama club of a college where he learned at that time. Despite Alex's interest in theatre, his parents insisted on him to study history in a King’s College London. Their plans, however, didn't realize.

Acting Career

In 2010, Lawther was on a set for the first time, acting in a short film The Fear (S) by Casper Logan. His brother also worked on its creation. When Alex was 16, he played in his first professional theatrical performance. That was a new play titled South Downs, played in a Chichester Festival Theatre.
Alex Lawther's Height is 173 cm
Alex Lawther's Height is 173 cm
That's when Lawther's course of life changed dramatically. The play had an unprecedented success. Shortly it moved from a tiny town to a theater of London's West End. Shortly after, Lawther was nominated for a WhatsOnStage Award as a London Newcomer of the Year and signed a contract with a film agent.
Alex Lawther in Benjamin Britten: Peace and Conflict
Alex Lawther in Benjamin Britten: Peace and Conflict
In 2013, Lawther got a role in the film about an English composer and piano player titled Benjamin Britten: Peace and Conflict, in which the young actor portrayed the famous musician.

This was followed by roles in the comedy X+Y with Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall, and Sally Hawkins and a less successful drama Virtuoso directed by Alan Ball.
Alex Lawther in X+Y
Alex Lawther in X+Y
In 2014, after the release of the bibliographical film The Imitation Game about an English wartime cryptographer, Alan Turing, in which Lawther portrayed young Turing, he became famous all over the world. Filming in the hugely popular and recognized film brought Alex to know such actors as Benedict Cumberbatch (he portrayed adult Turing), Keira Knightley (she portrayed his spouse), Charles Dance, and Matthew Goode.
Alex Lawther in The Imitation Game
Alex Lawther in The Imitation Game
After the premiere of The Imitation Game, Lawther was accepted into the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. However, cinematography came first: the actor was approved for the role in the drama Departure by Andrew Steggall, which was released in May of 2016, so he decided to quit the academy. A part of me is constantly wondering if I've made the right decision? On the other hand, I feel like I'm learning a lot on a set all the time, Lawther says.

Lawther's next role was in the third episode of the third season of the anthology TV series Black Mirror (episode: Shut Up and Dance). The actor portrayed a timid teenager, whom unknown hackers, blackmailing him with an intimate video, force him to break the law. Jerome Flynn, known for portraying Bronn in Game of Thrones, was Alex's colleague.
Alex Lawther in the TV Series Black Mirror
Alex Lawther in the TV Series Black Mirror
Besides, the actor starred in a comic book-based mini TV series The End of the F***ing World by Charles Forsman. He portrayed a 17-year-old psychopath, James, whose dream is to move from killing squirrels and rats to killing people. He falls in love with a cranky classmate, Alyssa (Jessica Barden), who draws him into the search of her father, who has left their family many years ago. The TV series received great reviews from viewers. However, since the story is completed, there is no chance we will see a new season.

2017 was a particularly fruitful year for Lawther. The actor starred in a successful comedy Freak Show by an English film director and actress, Trudie Styler; miniseries Howards End; debut film of a British comedian, Simon Amstell, titled Carnage; film about a creator of Winnie-the-Pooh Goodbye Christopher Robin, and a horror Ghost Stories which was released in March of 2018.
Alex Lawther in Ghost Stories

Private Life of Alex Lawther

Some actor's roles make his fans to believe that he has a non-traditional sexual orientation, but Lawther makes no comments about this delicate question.
Alex Lawther and Jessica Barden in the TV Series The End of the F***ing World
Alex Lawther and Jessica Barden in the TV Series The End of the F***ing World
Lawther enjoys kayaking and rafts on a London Camden Lock in his spare time. The actor spends a large part of his income on books, theater and film tickets. Alex doesn't use any social media. He is not on Instagram, Twitter, or Snapchat, which is popular in Britain.
Alex Lawther Makes no Comments on Rumors about his Sexual Orientation
Alex Lawther Makes no Comments on Rumors about his Sexual Orientation
Ben Whishaw (Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, Cloud Atlas, Spectre,), with which Lawther is often compared, is his idol.

Alex Lawther Now

In November of 2019, the long-expected second season of the TV series The End of the F***ing World was released.
Filming of a thriller Les traducteurs by a French film director, Régis Roinsard, is continuing.
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