Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
A first audition left the actor feeling disappointed by his own performance. Going against the advice of industry professionals he recorded a home video clip and took it to the offices of casting director Fiona Weir. 5 months later he was chosen for the part. Director David Yates subsequently confirmed that the actor's new and powerful performance was the deciding factor in casting him.
Appears in the official Warner Bros teaser trailer.
In the summer of 2009, he auditioned for a role in the UK Film Council funded film Big Tingz. At this time he had already recorded a home audition for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows but was yet to be confirmed. He recorded another such clip for the director and producer of Big Tingz who offered him the part of Kevin, a role based on a real person (who had earlier auditioned to play themselves). The director noted that he gave a performance "more Kevin than Kevin". The film premiered at BAFTA later in the year.
Six Weeks To OMG
In January 2012 the actor self-published the ebook "Six Weeks To OMG", outselling the Dukan Diet in the UK. In May of the same year, the US rights were sold to Twilight (series) publisher Hachette (publisher) for a 7 figure sum, with the book going on to become a New York Times Bestseller.
- Retrieved from http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1802200/
- "Death Eater's New Life" interview at http://thetruthaboutacting.wordpress.com
- "Big Tingz" trivia