Will Poulter

Will Poulter
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Name: Will Poulter

Real name: William Jack Poulter

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Birth date: (31 y.o.)

Place of birth: London

Height: 6'2 ft ()

Weight: 176 lb (80 kg)

Relationship: single

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Will Poulter's Biography

Will Poulter (full name William Jack Poulter) is a BAFTA award winner for the "Rising Star" category, and a winner of MTV Movie Awards in the categories "Breakthrough of the Year", "Best Fight" and "Best Kiss". He co-starred with the big screen legends like Tom Hardy and Leonardo DiCaprio in Alejandro González Iñárritu's western "The Revenant", which won the "Golden Globe" in 2016, received a record 12 "Oscar" nominations, winning three of them, and was an absolute triumph in the box office.
British actor Will Poulter
British actor Will Poulter
The young British talent is also known for his roles in "Detroit", "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader", "Black Mirror: Bandersnatch", "Maze Runner: The Death Cure", "We're the Millers", and many others.

Childhood

The actor was born on January 28, 1993, in the Hammersmith area of the British capital, in a family of medics. His mother, Caroline, was a nurse, and his father, Neil, was a doctor, a professor of cardiovascular medicine at Imperial College London. Will has an older brother and sister Ed and Jo, and a younger sister named Charlotte. His maternal grandfather was a prominent specialist in wildlife conservation and worked in the Maasai Mara reserve, located in Kenya, where Will's mother spent her childhood.
Will Poulter in his childhood
Will Poulter in his childhood
Will, the youngest son, attended the private Harrodian school, where along with general education subjects, students studied disciplines such as acting, graphic design, music, and even held their own film festivals. Notably, this same institution was attended by actors Robert Pattinson and Tom Sturridge. Will's drama teacher encouraged his interest in art and supported his auditions.

Career Path

In 2007, a young Londoner made his debut in one of the lead roles in the family film "Son of Rambow," which premiered at the Sundance Festival and received warm reviews from audiences. He portrayed Lee Carter, a schoolboy known for his unruly behavior, who decided to make a film with his friend Will Proudfoot (played by Bill Milner). A year later, the talented teenager appeared on television in the pilot of Channel 4's Comedy Lab project, "School of Comedy". The actor later referred to these two projects as his main universities in the profession.
Will Poulter in the film Son of Rambow
Will Poulter in the film Son of Rambow
In 2009, the budding artist was cast in the third film of the fantasy kingdom franchise, where Aslan the wise lion rules, "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader". His shooting took place in Australia and New Zealand. The film, released a year later, differed from the original – the third book of the fantasy cycle by Irish writer and theologian Clive S. Lewis, but retained its main idea – overcoming temptation.

Each of the key characters of the film fought the temptation to commit one of the deadly sins: Will's character, the nasty boy Eustace, battled his own greed, his cousin Lucy (actress Georgie Henley) overcame envy, and Edmund (Alexander Keynes) – pride. For this role, Poulter was nominated for a Saturn Award in the "Best Young Actor" category.
Will Poulter in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Will Poulter in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
In 2011, Will starred in the drama "Wild Bill," playing the elder son forced to provide for his family due to his negligent father recently released from prison. During the same period, the supernatural series "The Fades" premiered on the BBC, where Natalie Dormer, Iain De Caestecker, and Joe Dempsie were his co-stars.
Wild Bill: Will Poulter as Dean
Wild Bill: Will Poulter as Dean
A big success, earning the Briton a BAFTA and MTV awards, was the role of Kenny in the 2013 comedy film "We're the Millers". Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, and Emma Roberts (daughter of Eric and niece of Julia Roberts) played the main roles along with him. Despite mixed reviews from critics, viewers positively assessed the professionalism of the actors, witty dialogues, unbelievable genitals of the teenage loser, Will's character (created by prop artists) and a thrilling striptease from Aniston. The film's box office reached nearly $270 million (on a budget of $37 million).
We're The Millers - The Spider Bite Scene
After the box office hit in 2014, the actor appeared in a key role in the crime comedy "Plastic," and then in the drama "Glassland". But he again made a splash with the release of the fantastic bestseller "The Maze Runner," filmed based on the eponymous work by James Dashner, which started the franchise and grossed $350 million at the box office. His co-stars were Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kaya Scodelario, Patricia Clarkson, and his fight scene with Dylan O'Brien's character was recognized as the best – they were awarded the MTV award in the corresponding category.
Will Poulter in The Maze Runner
Will Poulter in The Maze Runner
Riding the wave of success, the rising star's name made it onto the casting list of one of the most anticipated projects of 2015 – the high-budget epic western "The Revenant," the Oscar triumph, created based on the novel "The Return" by American writer and US WTO ambassador Michael Punke. In the film, which tells about the misfortunes of the real-life explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio), Poulter embodied the image of Jim Bridger, a well-known pioneer and fur hunter in the Wild West. His young character succumbed to the persuasions of his senior colleague Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy) to leave the wounded Hugh to certain death.
Will Poulter in The Revenant
Will Poulter in The Revenant
The actor was then supposed to play the creepy clown in the remake of "It," based on Stephen King's cult novel. However, with the change of director, this role went to Bill Skarsgård (he was allegedly preferred due to his taller height – 192 cm compared to Poulter's 188 cm).
The actor was considered for the role of Pennywise
The actor was considered for the role of Pennywise
The actor's next film work, "Kids in Love," was released in 2016. He played the key character, a guy named Jack, who meets a group of wealthy peers on vacation and falls in love with Evelyn (actress Alma Jodorowsky, granddaughter of director Alejandro Jodorowsky).
Will Poulter in the film Kids in Love
Will Poulter in the film Kids in Love
A year later, Will appeared in the film "War Machine" with Brad Pitt and in the film "Detroit" with John Boyega. In 2018, he appeared in the sequel to the action film "Maze Runner: The Death Cure," in the detective drama "The Little Stranger" with Domhnall Gleeson, as well as in the interactive film "Black Mirror: Bandersnatch," where the plot development depends on the decisions of the viewers. In the latter film, he was entrusted with one of the leading roles of the mysterious computer game developer Ritman, capable of traveling between parallel universes.
Will Poulter in the series Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
Will Poulter in the series Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
In January 2019, the British artist, along with Hayley Squires, had the honor of announcing the list of contenders for the prestigious BAFTA film award. That summer, fans of the talented Londoner saw him in Ari Aster's aesthetic horror film "Midsommar". The film tells the story of a young couple (Florence Pugh and Jack Reynor) who came to rest with a friend in a secluded Swedish village. Will got the role of Mark, one of the village's pagan guests.
Will Poulter in Midsommar
In 2021, the actor appeared in "Dopesick," a miniseries about the opium epidemic in the US caused by the machinations of greedy pharmacists. Poulter plays Billy, a sales representative who convinced doctors that OxyContin, a new product from pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma, is non-addictive.
Will Poulter in the miniseries Dopesick
Will Poulter in the miniseries Dopesick
According to Poulter, working on this role was very interesting due to the internal struggle of the character, which intensifies towards the end:
...His desire to be successful and at the same time a good person. At the same time, he understands perfectly well that he cannot have it both ways. When he took a job at Purdue Pharma, he dreamed that he would be of benefit, that he would be involved in a real pharmaceutical revolution. And for a while, Billy, like most of his colleagues, believed the owners' false assurances that their drug is not addictive and does not harm.
In 2022, the premiere of the miniseries "Why Didn't They Ask Evans?" took place, with Will Poulter and Lucy Boynton in the lead roles. The plot is based on an Agatha Christie novel: Bobby, the vicar's son, becomes a witness to the death of a stranger who manages to utter the enigmatic phrase given in the title of the series before his death. Together with his friend, he tries to solve this mystery.
A scene from the miniseries Why Didn't They Ask Evans?
A scene from the miniseries Why Didn't They Ask Evans?
Will also appeared in the third part of "Guardians of the Galaxy" as Adam Warlock, a powerful cosmic entity, as well as in one of the episodes of the dramedy "The Bear" with Jeremy Allen White.
Will Poulter The Bear
Working on "Guardians," and Will is a big fan of this series, made him seriously nervous, but in the end, in his own words, he found himself in an atmosphere of maximum friendliness and understanding.
Will Poulter Adam Warlock Official Interview

Will Poulter's Personal Life

Little is known about the private life of the famous Brit with distinctive, wide-set eyebrows. By the way, rumors suggest he was even advised to correct his eyebrows, but he refused.
Will Poulter and his distinctive eyebrows
Will Poulter and his distinctive eyebrows
The young man is not married and has not yet got an official girlfriend. He reportedly had a relationship with a girl named Zoe. Due to a photo of him with Cressida Bonas, Prince Harry's ex-lover, that appeared in the media in 2014, some journalists speculated about their romance. However, this information was not confirmed.
Will Poulter's height is 188 cm
Will Poulter's height is 188 cm
In 2018, he started dating actress Yasmin Scott. They often appeared in public together, for instance, they were seen at the BAFTA TV 2019 film festival.
Will Poulter and Yasmin Scott
Will Poulter and Yasmin Scott
In 2022, Poulter was rumored to be dating actress Florence Pugh, with whom he starred in "Midsommar". The rumors were sparked by paparazzi photos from a beach in Ibiza. Florence made a statement denying the rumors. According to her, she and Will are just friends, they were vacationing in Ibiza with a large group of friends, and the photos were "cleverly" cropped to give the impression that they two were there alone.
Will Poulter and Florence Pugh on vacation
Will Poulter and Florence Pugh on vacation
According to the actor, he is open to all critical remarks about him published on social media. But in 2019, he announced his intention to leave Twitter for the sake of his "mental health". It is presumed that this decision was made due to unpleasant comments related to "Black Mirror: Bandersnatch".

Will Poulter Now

In 2023, Poulter was busy filming the drama "On Swift Horses", an adaptation of Shannon Pufahl's novel. He portrays Lee, the newlywed husband of Muriel (Daisy Edgar-Jones). Lee's brother, Julius (Jacob Elordi), a dangerous and highly impulsive man obsessed with racing, interferes in the couple's happy life.

He also starred in the comedy horror "Death of a Unicorn" with Jenna Ortega - about a family that kills a unicorn and obtains its horn, which possesses magical properties but, as usual, also has terrifying consequences.

Over the years, Will admits to being drawn to more socially relevant projects:
I feel that in my work and in the people I work with, there is a real opportunity in the role of storyteller to reflect on society and, hopefully, to influence people's perspectives, as well as positively motivate progressive actions. But again, I also realize that I'm an actor, not an activist. If I were an activist, I would quit my job and dedicate myself entirely to activism. I'm very fortunate that my job provides a certain platform.
  • I would love to watch the horror Midsommar. A very promising trailer
    2021-04-17 22:23:56
  • With Poulter, as it turned out, there are many interesting films. Like «The Maze Runner»!
    2021-03-28 16:39:09
  • Wild Bill is a good drama with Pouter and Creed-Miles. And by the way, Will won the award for Best Young British Actor.
    2021-03-25 19:06:58
  • I love The Chronicles of Narnia with the young talent Poulter! A very interesting film as well as a book. I don`t even know which is better
    2021-03-06 21:26:24
  • The same actor who starred opposite DiCaprio in The Revenant. Strong work!
    2021-02-25 08:39:56
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