Lex Shrapnel

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Lex Shrapnel
Born Alexander Carey Shrapnel
(1979-10-06) 6 October 1979 (age 35)
London, England
Occupation Actor, voice actor
Years active 1997-present

Alexander Carey "Lex" Shrapnel (born 6 October 1979) is an English actor and voice actor.

Early life[edit]

Shrapnel was born in London, the son of Francesca Ann (née Bartley) and actor John Shrapnel.[1] He is the brother of actor/producer Tom Shrapnel and writer Joe Shrapnel and the grandson of Academy Award-honoured Scottish actress Deborah Kerr.[1] He graduated from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Career[edit]

He has appeared in many film and television roles such as, K-19: The Widowmaker, Nine Lives, Thunderbirds, Breakfast on Pluto, Flyboys, Ministry of Mayhem and The Last Detective. He also appeared in the Doctor Who audio play, Shadow of the Past.

He also has appeared on stage in 2011 in Terence Rattigan’s The Deep Blue Sea performed at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. He is quoted as saying "Before going in you set a high bar for yourself, but you’ve just got to get into rehearsals, do the work and hope it comes together".[2]

According to actress Emily Blunt on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, he once played Romeo to her Juliet in a production of the Shakespeare play.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2002 K-19: The Widowmaker Kornilov[1]
2002 Nine Lives Tom
2004 Thunderbirds John Tracy[1]
2005 Breakfast on Pluto Soldier at Roadblock
2006 Minotaur Tyro
2006 Flyboys Grant
2007 The Tonto Woman Springfield
2009 An Organisation of Dreams Lex
2011 Captain America: The First Avenger Gilmore Hodge
2014 SEAL Team 8: Behind Enemy Lines Case
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Ministry of Mayhem Himself
2005 Beneath the Skin Fred
2006 Sharpe's Challenge Captain Lawrence
2007 The Last Detective Young Billy 1st episode
2009 Minder Jamie Cartwright[1] 6 episodes
2012 Hunted Ian Fowkes[3]
2013 Endeavour Roy Adamson[4] 1 episode "Fogue"
By Any Means DI Campbell Episode #1,2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Dessau, Bruce (2 February 2009). "Lex Shrapnel, the new Minder star". TimesOnline.co.uk. 1 Virginia Street, London, E98 1XY: Times Newspapers Ltd. Archived from the original on 9 February 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  2. ^ Giles, Hannah (29 January 2011). "Brief Encounter With ... Lex Shrapnel". whatsonstage.com. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Radio Times Cast list for Hunted
  4. ^ [1]

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