Lucien Laviscount

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Lucien Laviscount
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Born Lucien Leon Laviscount
(1992-06-09) June 9, 1992 (age 22)
Burnley, Lancashire
Nationality British
Occupation Actor
Known for

Lucien Leon Laviscount (born 9 June 1992) is a British actor and recording artist best known for his portrayal of Jonah Kirby on popular BBC One drama Waterloo Road. In 2012 he made the transition to recording artist with the release of his debut single "Dance With You". He was set to play the lead in the possible series Supernatural: Bloodlines, a spin-off to the hit CW show Supernatural, before the CW opted not to pick up the backdoor pilot for a full show.

Early and personal life[edit]

Lucien Laviscount grew up in Ribble Valley in Lancashire. He attended Ribblesdale High School in Clitheroe, where he was awarded 10 GCSEs, and was also a member of Carol Godby's theatre workshop in Bury.[1] His parents, Eugene and Sonia, have two other sons, Louis and Jules.[2][3] In 2010, he took part in a charity football match alongside Jack McMullen, Lyndon Ogbourne and other actors in aid of Sport Relief.[4]

Acting career[edit]

At the age of 10, Laviscount appeared in an advertising campaign for Marks & Spencer[5] Laviscount secured roles in programmes such as Clocking Off and Johnny and the Bomb before becoming a series regular in BBC One series Grange Hill.[2] He was then cast as religious swimmer Ben Richardson in Coronation Street.

He appeared as Jonah Kirby, a school pupil, in hit TV show Waterloo Road.[6][7]

He also appeared in Trollied Series 2 which is shown on Sky 1.

It was announced on 22 February 2014 that Laviscount would be playing the lead role of Ennis Ross in Supernatural: Bloodlines, a spin-of to the US CW show Supernatural.

Reality TV[edit]

Celebrity Big Brother 2011[edit]

On 18 August 2011, Laviscount became a housemate in Channel 5's Celebrity Big Brother 2011.[8] He lasted until the final week, finishing fifth. On the show, he flirted with fellow housemates Amy Childs and Kerry Katona. He found himself torn between the attentions of Katona and Childs which culminated in "Bedgate" where he ended up sharing a bed with the latter after a drunken party.[9] He has been dubbed 'Mumbles' by his fellow housemates and has entertained viewers with his fondness for showing off his physique in the house gym.[10]

Music career[edit]

Lucien signed for SK Records in January 2012. His debut single, "Dance With You", featuring US Hip-Hop artist MANN, was scheduled for an April 2012 release.[11] it was a commercial failure after failing to chart.

MOBO Awards 2011[edit]

Lucien was at the MOBO Awards held on 5 October 2011 at SECC Glasgow. He presented an award with Jade Thompson to Adele who won "Best International Act" category at the 2011 MOBO Awards.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Clocking Off Tom Series three, episode five
2006 Johnny and the Bomb Yo-Less Three-part series
New Street Law Alfie Series one, episode seven
2007 – 2008 Grange Hill Jake Briggs Regular character
2008 Life Bites Jake Regular Character
2009 Father & Son Elijah King Series one, episode one
Coronation Street Ben Richardson Regular character
2010 – 2011 Waterloo Road Jonah Kirby Series 6
2011 Casualty Liam Briggs Episode "Epiphany"
New Tricks David Green Episode "Setting out your Stall"
Celebrity Big Brother 2011 Himself Housemate
Trollied Stu Series 2
2013 Death in Paradise Duncan Wood Series 2, Episode 8
Shameless Dee Davies Series 8 Episode 16
The Syndicate Matt Greco Series 2 Episode 4
Love Matters Jake Episode: Kitten
Skins (TV series) Jason Series 7 Episode 5-6
2014 Supernatural (U.S. TV series) Ennis Ross Episode: Bloodlines
2014 Episodes Minor role Series 3, Episode 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ribble Valley teenager sampling Coronation Street life". Lancashire Telegraph. 25 February 2009. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Ribble Valley schoolboy Lucien Laviscount lands role on Grange Hill". Lancashire Telegraph. 15 December 2006. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "BB Sophie 'romancing' ex-Corrie star". Digital Spy. 13 May 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Soap actors join charity football event". Digital Spy. 19 March 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Youngsters wear it like Beckham". Lancashire Telegraph. 12 September 2002. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Corrie confirms Laviscount departure". Digital Spy. 9 September 2009. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Ribble Valley heart-throb in TV affair". Lancashire Telegraph. 5 April 2011. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "Celebrity Big Brother 2011: The full line-up revealed". Daily Mail. 19 August 2011. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  9. ^ 'Lucien Laviscount kisses Kerry Katona and gets in bed with Amy Childs' Daily Mail 4 September 2011
  10. ^ 'Day 17 Darryn grills Mumbles' Channel5.com 3 September 2011.
  11. ^ Lucien Laviscount announces debut single dance with you Digital Spy 26 January 2012

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