Iain De Caestecker

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Iain De Caestecker
Iain De Caestecker at PaleyFest 2014.jpg
De Caestecker at the 2014 PaleyFest
Born 29 December 1987 (1987-12-29) (age 27)
Glasgow, Scotland
Occupation Actor
Years active 2000–present

Iain De Caestecker (Pronounced "Ian De CAST-ker";[1] born 29 December 1987)[2][3] is a Scottish actor and is best known for his role as Leopold ("Leo") Fitz in the TV series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.


The son of two doctors, De Caestecker began his acting career as a child. He had a small part in the 2000 film The Little Vampire before appearing in the United Kingdom television shows Coronation Street and Lip Service and studying at Langside College for a few years.[4] He landed the lead roles in the 2011 BBC sci-fi series The Fades and the three-part 2011 BBC series Young James Herriot.[5] He was nominated for a British Academy Scotland Award for his work in the latter.[6]

In November 2012, De Caestecker was cast in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.[7] Ryan Gosling cast De Caestecker as the lead in his directorial debut film, Lost River.[8]

In 2013 De Caestecker appeared in the video for Gabrielle Aplin's song "Please Don't Say You Love Me".



Year Title Role Notes
1999 Billy And Zorba Billy Short film
2000 The Little Vampire Nigel
2003 16 Years of Alcohol Frankie (as a boy)
2003 All Over Brazil Steven Short film
2012 Up There Tommy
2012 Shell Adam
2013 In Fear Tom
2013 Not Another Happy Ending Roddy
2013 Filth Ocky
2014 Lost River Bones
2014 Liam & Lenka Liam Short film


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Monarch of the Glen Angus 'Ricky' MacDonald 1 episode: "Episode #2.8"
Credited as 'Iain Decaestecker'
2001-2003 Coronation Street Adam Barlow Recurring
20 episodes
2002 Rockface Dan 1 episode: "Episode #1.3"
2009 River City Stuart 1 episode: "Episode #1.607"
2009 Taggart Davy Kincaid 1 episode: "So Long Baby"
2010 Lip Service Darren 4 episodes
2011 The Fades Paul Roberts 6 episodes
2011 Young James Herriot James Herriot TV miniseries
3 episodes
Nominated - 2012 British Academy Scotland Awards for Best Actor - Television
2012 The Secret of Crickley Hall Percy Judd TV miniseries
3 episodes
2013–present Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Leopold Fitz Main cast
32 episodes

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2012 Assassin's Creed III Fillian McCarthy (voice)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2012 BAFTA Scotland Award Best Actor/Actress - Television Young James Herriot Nominated
2013 Best Actor/Actress - Film Not Another Happy Ending Nominated


  1. ^ Dobbins, Amanda (September 12, 2013). "HAIM, Llewyn Davis, and Chiwetel Ejiofor: Your Fall 2013 Pronunciation Guide". Vulture. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Twitter / Lil_Henstridge: Haaaaappy Birthday Mr". Twitter.com. 2013-12-29. Retrieved 2014-04-07. 
  3. ^ "Twitter / IMBrettDalton: @AgentsofSHIELD happy birthday". Twitter.com. 2013-12-29. Retrieved 2014-04-07. 
  4. ^ Galkin, Alexandra. "Discovery: Iain De Caestecker". Interview. Retrieved April 7, 2013. 
  5. ^ Hurwitz, Emma. "Interview: Iain De Caestecker". Idol. Retrieved April 7, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Young James Herriot Nominated for BAFTA Scotland Best Director & Best Actor 2012". Shed Productions. Retrieved April 7, 2013. 
  7. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (November 13, 2012). "Joss Whedon's 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' Pilot Adds Two Agents (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on November 13, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2012. 
  8. ^ Fleming, Jr., Mike (June 17, 2013). "Iain DeCaestecker Gets Lead In Ryan Gosling-Directed 'How To Catch A Monster'". Deadline.com. Retrieved June 17, 2013. 

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