Biography of Alex LawtherAlex Lawther is an English theater and film actor, known for acting in the third season of the TV series Black Mirror, for portraying young Alan Turing in the biographical film The Imitation Game, and for acting in such films as X+Y, Departure, Goodbye Christopher Robin.
Childhood and Early LifeAlex 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.
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 studying history a King’s College London. Their plans, however, didn't realize.They didn't want to play with me because I was too little, so I had to invent games myself.
Acting CareerIn 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.
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.
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.
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; a film about a creator of Winnie-the-Pooh Goodbye Christopher Robin, and a horror Ghost Stories which was released in March of 2018.