Harry Lloyd

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Harry Lloyd
Harry Lloyd 2010.jpg
Lloyd in March 2010
Born Harry Charles Salusbury Lloyd[1]
(1983-11-17) 17 November 1983 (age 30)
London, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999–present

Harry Charles Salusbury Lloyd (born 17 November 1983) is an English actor. He is known for his roles as Will Scarlet in the 2006 BBC drama Robin Hood, Jeremy Baines in the 2007 Doctor Who episodes "Human Nature" and "The Family of Blood", and Viserys Targaryen in the HBO series Game of Thrones.

He is a great-great-great-grandson of author Charles Dickens.[2]

Early life[edit]

Lloyd was born in London. He is the great-great-great-grandson of the Victorian writer Charles Dickens through his mother, children's publisher Marion Dickens, who is the daughter of Captain Peter Dickens, RN.[2] His father, Jonathan Lloyd, heads a literary agency.[3] He is the cousin of biographer and writer Lucinda Hawksley, and actor and performer Gerald Dickens. His maternal great-grandfather was Rear-Admiral Henry Blagrove.[4][5]

Lloyd was educated at Eton College and, while there, made his television debut at the age of 16 as James Steerforth in the BBC's 1999 adaptation of David Copperfield opposite Daniel Radcliffe.[6][7] In 2002, he was cast as young Rivers in Goodbye Mr Chips. He went on to study English at Christ Church, Oxford,[6] where he joined the Oxford University Dramatic Society and appeared in several plays like Kiss of the Spider Woman and The Comedy of Errors. He toured Japan with The Comedy of Errors for the society's 2005 summer tour. He left the University of Oxford in 2005, graduating with an upper second-class degree.

Career[edit]

In 2007, Lloyd made his professional stage debut at the Trafalgar Studios in A Gaggle of Saints, one of three short plays that make up Neil LaBute's Bash, for which he received many positive reviews.[8][9][10][11] He played Jeremy Baines, a student whose mind is taken over by a species of aliens called the Family of Blood, in the Doctor Who episodes "Human Nature" and "The Family of Blood". He was suggested as a possible candidate to play the Doctor when David Tennant left the role.[12]

In 2011, Lloyd appeared as Viserys Targaryen in the HBO series Game of Thrones.[13] He also appeared in the BBC comedy Taking The Flak, and as Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations.[2] He had small roles in Jane Eyre and The Iron Lady, and starred as the son of a gangster in The Fear, which aired on Channel 4 in December 2012. In 2012, he played Ferdinand, The Duke of Calabria, in The Duchess of Malfi at the Old Vic in London. He took on his first leading role in the feature film Closer to the Moon, released in 2014.

Personal life[edit]

Lloyd's work has gathered him a fanbase and a small number of unofficial websites run by fans, although he has stated that he is not affiliated with any site because he does not "ever want to become public property".[14]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 David Copperfield Young Steerforth
2002 Goodbye, Mr. Chips Young Rivers
2009 Oscar & Jim Gerry Short film
2011 The Half-Light Second man Short film
2011 Jane Eyre Richard Mason
2011 The Iron Lady Young Denis Thatcher
2012 The Hollow Crown: Henry IV, Part 1 Mortimer
2013 The Show Geoffrey In post-production
2014 Closer to the Moon Virgil
2014 The Theory of Everything Brian

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Murder Investigation Team Matt Pattinson Series 2, Episode 1
2005 The Bill Matt Richie Episode 377
2006 Holby City Damon Hughes Episode: "Flight of the Bumblebee"
2006 Vital Signs Jason Bradley 5 episodes
2006 Genie in the House Nev Episode: "Puppy Love"
2006–2007 Robin Hood Will Scarlett 26 episodes
2007 Doctor Who Jeremy Baines / "Son of Mine" 2 episodes
2008 Heroes and Villains Lucas Episode: "Richard the Lionheart"
2008 The Devil's Whore Prince Rupert Series 1, Episode 1
2009 Lewis Peter Episode: "Counter Culture Blues"
2009 Taking the Flak Alexander Taylor-Pierce 5 episodes
2011 Game of Thrones Viserys Targaryen 5 episodes
Nominated – Scream Award for Best Ensemble
2011 Great Expectations Herbert Pocket
2012 The Fear Matty Beckett 4 episodes
Nominated – British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actor
2014 Manhattan Paul Crosley

Stage[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
 ? Kiss of the Spider Woman Valentin Oxford University Dramatic Society
 ? The Comedy of Errors Antipholus of Syracuse Oxford University Dramatic Society
2008 The Sea Willy Carson Theatre Royal Haymarket
2009 A View From the Bridge Rodolpho Duke of York's Theatre
2012 The Duchess of Malfi Ferdinand The Old Vic

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