Charlie Heaton biographyCharlie Heaton is an English actor and musician, best known for his portrayal of Jonathan Byers, older brother of series’ main protagonist, in Stranger Things. He is also set to appear in the X-Men franchise relaunch as one of the main characters.
Early life and childhoodCharlie was born on February 6, 1994, in small coastal town Bridlington, England. He is not the only child of the family; his older sister Levi is an actress too. At the age of 16 Charlie moved to live with his father in London.
We weren’t swimming in cash. On our way home we were almost broke and I had to look out for a job.
Acting CareerIn 2015 Heaton made his debut on a TV screen, making as an appearance in two episodes of 4 the season of British crime drama series DCI Banks. Later that year, Charlie was cast in Paloma Lommel’s short film The Schoolboy and appeared in 5 episodes of crime series Vera. Also, the up-and-coming actor joined the cast of 29 the season of British medical drama series Casualty in two episodes (remarkably, portraying two completely different characters).
In November 2016 Charlie Heaton starred in French-Canadian horror movie Shut In along with Naomi Watts and Oliver Platt. Despite the movie being panned by the critics, Charlie’s performance was universally praised.When I read the script there were a lot of parallels. Jonathan comes from a humble background and a single mom; I also have a single mom. Jonathan is someone who had to go through adolescence very quickly and grow up much faster than his peers, which makes him the outsider. I think many people can relate to Jonathan.
The second season of Stranger Things series was released in October 2017. Heaton’s character Jonathan once again appeared in every single episode of the series. Furthermore, the Duffer Brothers – creators of the series, announced their plans regarding the third season of the renowned saga, and Heaton set to represent his character once again.