Lloyd in March 2010
17 November 1983 |
Harry 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.
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. His father, Jonathan Lloyd, heads a literary agency. He is the cousin of biographer and writer Lucinda Hawksley, and actor and performer Gerald Dickens.
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. In 2002, he was cast as young Rivers in Goodbye Mr Chips. He went on to study English at Christ Church, Oxford, 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.
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. 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.
In 2011, Lloyd appeared as Viserys Targaryen in the HBO series Game of Thrones. He also appeared in the BBC comedy Taking The Flak, and as Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations. 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.
Lloyd's work has gathered him a fanbase and a small number of unofficial websites run by fans, although he has stated that he isn't affiliated with any site because he doesn't "ever want to become public property".
|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|
|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
|?||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|
- "The boy with Dickens in his blood". London Evening Standard. 21 December 2011.
- A Tale of Two. People.
- "Harry Lloyd: The man who would be king". The Independent. 14 April 2011.
- "Eton spawns a new breed of stage and screen luminaries". The Guardian. 21 January 2012.
- Bash, Trafalgar Studios, London
IWitness, Finborough, London
Postcards from God, Jermyn Theatre, London – Reviews, Theatre – The Independent[dead link]
- The violent faces of faith | Theatre. This is London (12 January 2007).
- Shuttleworth, Ian. (11 January 2007) / Arts & Weekend – Bash, Trafalgar Studio 2, London. Financial Times.
- Chilling glimpses of nastiness – Telegraph. The Daily Telegraph.
- NEWS NEW DOCTOR WHO UNVEILED Music, movie & Entertainment News
- http://grrm.livejournal.com/ George RR Martin's Live Journal, 19 July
- harrylloydfans: The Stage 25 Feb 2010 article. Harrylloydfans.livejournal.com.
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