Who is Alex Lawther?

British-Irish actor Alexander Jonathan ‘Alex’ Lawther was born in Winchester, Hampshire, England, on 4 May 1995, making Taurus his zodiac sign. He has 32 acting credits and is perhaps known best for starring as James in all 16 episodes of the adventure crime comedy series “The End of the F***ing World”, which also starred Jessica Barden and Steve Oram, and follows a new girl at school who’s persuaded a 17 years old boy to embark on a road trip with her, in search of her father, he planning to kill her. The series aired from 2017 through 2019, and won 12 of its 28 award nominations.

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Education and early life

Alex was raised alongside his two older siblings in Petersfield, Hampshire by their Northern Irish father Michal Terrence and British mother Yvonne Lawther,; both of his parents are attorneys, his sister Ellie’s working in public policy, while his brother Cameron Lawther’s a successful movie producer.

Alex fell in love with acting at a quite an early age, mostly because he was bored and had to find ways to play. He studied at the selective independent school Churcher’s College, and was mostly into acting during his years there, appearing in a number of school plays such as “The Third Bank of the River”, “Twelfth Night” and “The Wind in the Willows”.

Alex was 14 when he wrote and directed his play “Rejected Fairytales”, and was in the following year accepted into National Youth Theatre; it was also in 2010 that he made his debut film appearance, playing The Boy in the short fantasy mystery “The Fear”.

Alex didn’t complete his A levels or GCSEs, but instead chose to focus on his acting career.

Roles in movies

The year 2013 saw Alex portray the title role in the biographical musical “Benjamin Britten: Peace and Conflict”, and the following year saw him play Young Alan Turing in the evergreen biographical thriller “The Imitation Game”, which starred Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, and was directed by Morten Tyldum. It follows a British mathematical genius who cracked the German Enigma code during World War II, and the film won 49 of its 114 award nominations, including an Oscar win for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay.

Alex could then have been seen appearing in the 2014 romantic drama “A Brilliant Young Mind”, later that year the short drama “Yussef Is Complicated”, then the 2015 romantic drama “Departure”. In 2017, he portrayed Joseph in the comedy “Carnage”, which starred Myles Sembi and Racheal Ofori, and was written and directed by Simon Amstell; set in the 2067 UK, the movie follows the country as it’s gone vegan, while older generations feel guilty for what they had once eaten.

He’s also known for playing Alex Goodman in the 2019 mystery thriller “The Translators”, which starred Lambert Wilson and Olga Kurylenko, and was written and directed by Regis Roinsard. It follows nine translators who’ve been hired to translate an eagerly-awaited third book of a best-selling trilogy, and the movie was nominated for a 2022 Gopo Award, Romania for Best European Film.

Some of Alex’s most recent film roles have been in the 2021 historical action “The Last Duel”, the 2022 mystery thriller “The Lost Patient” and the 2022 short drama “Samovar”.

Roles in TV series

Alex’s debut TV series role was playing Fred Bamber in the 2014 episode “All Before Them” of the drama “Holby City”, and in 2016, he played Kenny in the episode “Shut Up and Dance” of the mystery science fiction “Black Mirror”.

The year 2017 saw him play Tibby Schlegel in all four episodes of the romantic mini-series “Howards End”, which starred Hayley Atwell and Matthew Macfadyen, and follows three families living in 20th Century England; the mini-series won one of its 13 award nominations.

Alex played Zac in a 2020 episode of the comedy “Unprecedented: Real Time Theatre from a State of Isolation”, voiced Mildred’s Friend in the 2021 episode “Mildred’s Friends” of the short animated adventure “Sumer Camp Island” and voiced Philip in four episodes of the 2022 animated action adventure “The Owl House”.

In 2022, Alex voiced one of the lead characters Abacus in 26 episodes of the animated family comedy “Lloyd of the Flies”, which starred Tom Rosenthal and Laurel Patel, and follows the life of a young fly Lloyd; the series was nominated for two awards.

Alex’s only other two TV series roles have been in four episodes of the 2022 action adventure “Andor” and the 2023 episode “The Shaman” of the comedy “The Cleaner”.

Other credits

Alex received special thanks for the 2020 short movie “The Yellow Dress”.

He wrote and directed the 2023 short drama movie “For People in Trouble”.

He’s appeared in two talk-shows: “Bafta’s 60 Seconds With” and “On N’est Pas Couche”.

Awards and nominations

Alex has won three of his six award nominations: he won a 2015 Dinard British Film Festival Award for Actors, for his performance in “Departure”, a 2015 London Critics Circle Film Award for Young British Performer of the Year, for “The Imitation Game” and a 2016 Dublin International Film Festival Critics Award for Best Actor, for “Departure”.

He was also nominated for a 2014 London Film Festival Award for Best British Newcomer, for “The Imitation Game”, a 2018 International Online Cinema Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, for “The End of the F***king World” and a 2018 Fright Meter Award for Best Supporting Actor, for “Ghost Stories”.

Love life and relationships

Alex hasn’t spoken about the girls or boys whom he’s been with, as he respects his own privacy; this is also why he’s stopped using social media networks, and why he avoids speaking about his love life in interviews.

Some of Alex’s fans believe him to be gay, claiming that this is perhaps why the popular actor hasn’t spoken about the women whom he’s been with; there’s also a person on the internet who claims to have seen Alex and his boyfriend dancing at a club in London, but no evidence has been provided to support these claims.

Most people believe that Alex is currently focused on his career and isn’t pursuing love, but this hasn’t been addressed by the actor.

Alex seems to be unattached as of July 2023, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Alex has described himself as ‘technophobic’, meaning that he’s afraid of or feels a strong dislike towards advanced technology.

He’s into politics and is left-wing oriented.

Some of Alex’s biggest inspirations at the beginning of his career were Irish actor Andrew Scott, British actress Sally Cecilia Hawkins and British actor and producer Benjamin John Whishaw.

He’s been a fan of French cinema since his early teenage years, and is thus a Francophile; he’s also fluent in French and spends a lot of his time in Paris, France.

Alex signed an open letter to the UK government for the ban of LGBT youth conversion therapy in 2020; he’s also collaborated with the environmental movement Extinction Rebellion.

Alex is a feminist.

He’s a philanthropist, and is mostly into volunteering with the charity Choose Love.

Height, eyes and wealth

Alex’s age is 28. He has blue eyes and brown hair, is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall and weighs around 155lbs (71kgs).

Alex’s net worth’s been estimated at over $2 million as of July 2023.

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