Biography of Alex LawtherAlex Lawther is a British stage and film actor. He gained fame for his role in the third season of "Black Mirror", playing the young Alan Turing in the biographical film "The Imitation Game", and for his roles in "X+Y", "Departure", and "Goodbye Christopher Robin".
Early Life and YouthAlex was born on May 4, 1995, in the small British town of Petersfield. Lawther's parents are lawyers, his older brother Cameron is a film producer, and his elder sister Ellie works in public policy. He later described his upbringing as a "middle-class white bubble".
They didn't want to play with me because I was too young. I had to create my own games.In 2009, a 14-year-old Lawther wrote and staged a play in a drama club at a private school in Hampshire where he was studying at the time. Despite Alex's evident interest in theater, his parents insisted that he enroll in the history department at King's College London, but their plans were not meant to be.
Acting CareerIn 2010, Lawther made his first appearance on a film set, acting in the short film "The Fear" (dir. Casper Logan), which his brother also worked on. At 16, Alex participated in his first professional theater production, a new play titled "South Downs" at the Chichester Theater.
In 2013, Lawther landed a role in the documentary about British composer and pianist "Benjamin Britten: Peace and Conflict", where the young actor portrayed the renowned musician.