Freddie Stroma

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Frederick Stroma
Born Frederic Wilhelm C. J. Sjostrom
(1987-01-08) 8 January 1987 (age 28)
London, England, UK
Occupation Actor, model, singer
Years active 2005–present (acting)
2009–present (modeling)
Freddie Stroma's Twitter account

Freddie Stroma (born 8 January 1987) is an English actor, model and singer, best known for playing Cormac McLaggen in the Harry Potter film series.

Early life and education[edit]

Freddie Stroma was born Frederic Wilhelm Sjostrom[1][2] 8 January 1987 in London, England, to a Swedish father and a German mother. He was raised in the nearby town Ascot.[3] He was educated at the boys'-only boarding school Radley College[4] and was the middle child of three with an older sister and a younger brother. Whilst undertaking a degree in Neuroscience at University College London,[4] Freddie's film and modelling career began to flourish, leading him to take a break from his academic studies so that he could appear as Cormac McLaggen in the film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Following filming, Stroma returned to University College London to complete his degree, claiming that it, "would have been a shame to just throw it away."[5] In 2009, he attained a 2.1BSc (a second upper class degree) in Neuroscience.[4][6]



Stroma was accepted into the highly prestigious National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, which led to various acting roles.[3] He played small parts on a string of British TV shows, including Casualty and BBC's Mayo before being cast as Cormac McLaggen in the film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. He attended various premieres for the film throughout the globe.[5] He was later cast as Cool Brett in the crime-thriller film He was later recast in the Harry Potter series in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2. He later appeared in the direct to DVD film A Cinderella Story: Once Upon A Song, as a British student, Luke Morgan, and played a minor role in Pitch Perfect, a 2012 comedy about the world of collegiate a cappella.

He was also cast in the psychological thriller After the Dark with his former Harry Potter co-star Bonnie Wright.[7]


Besides acting, Stroma modelled for Acne Underwear in their Fall/Winter 2008 Collection.[8]


As a part of his acting, Stroma showcased his talents in music while singing in Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song. He also dabbles with guitar but has never been professionally trained in either.[9]


Year Title Role Notes
2007 The Last Flight to Kuwait Gregor Schatz TV Movie
2008 Lady Godiva Matt
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Cormac McLaggen
2010 Cool Brett
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Cormac McLaggen feature film
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Cormac McLaggen feature film
2011 A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song Luke Morgan
2012 Pitch Perfect Luke
2013 After the Dark Jack
2014 Extraterrestrial Kyle
2014 The Inbetweeners 2[10] Ben feature film
2015 Pitch Perfect 2 Luke
Year Title Role Notes
2009–present Summer Camp Chris Lead Role
2006 Casualty James Huppert Episode "Happy Hour"
2015 Un-Real Adam Series regular


Year Song Album
2011 "Knockin" A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song


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  2. ^ Births, Marriages & Deaths Index of England & Wales, 1916–2005.; at
  3. ^ a b Chi, Paul. "Meet Harry Potter Hottie Freddie Stroma". Retrieved 04/10/2013.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ a b c "Meet the squeaky clean movie teens – Features, Films – The Independent". The Independent (London). 10 July 2009. 
  5. ^ a b Chi, Paul (15 July 2009). "Meet Harry Potter Hottie Freddie Stroma – Harry Potter". Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Freddie Stroma". Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Freddie Stroma". Retrieved 04/10/2013.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  8. ^ "Freddie Stroma Dances in His Underwear". YouTube. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "Post Freddie Stroma talks Harry Potter, The Philosophers, acting with Da Man magazine". Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "The Inbetweeners Movie 2 reveals first picture from Australia - The Inbetweeners News - Movies". Digital Spy. 2013-12-09. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 

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