16 May 1990
Southwark, England, United Kingdom
|Other names||Thomas Sangster|
Thomas Brodie-Sangster (born 16 May 1990), also credited as Thomas Sangster, is an English actor and musician, known for his role as Jojen Reed in Game of Thrones, his voice as Ferb Fletcher in Phineas and Ferb, his roles as Sam in Richard Curtis's Love Actually and Newt in the 2014 film The Maze Runner. Sangster also grew in popularity for starring in critically acclaimed cult films such as Donald Clarke in Death of a Superhero, Samuel Brawne in Bright Star and Paul McCartney in Nowhere Boy.
Sangster was born in London. He has a sister, Ava, and is the son of actors Anastasia "Tasha" (Bertram) and Mark Ernest Sangster. His father is a musician and film editor. Sangster is the second cousin, once removed, of actor Hugh Grant, alongside whom he appeared in Love Actually. His maternal great-grandmother, Barbara (Randolph) Bertram, and Grant's grandmother were sisters. Sangster's great-grandfather, Anthony Bertram, was a novelist, and one of Sangster's maternal ancestors was politician and colonial administrator Sir Evan Nepean.
Sangster's first acting role was in a BBC television film, Station Jim. He subsequently appeared in a few more television films, including the lead roles in Bobbie's Girl, The Miracle of the Cards (based on the story of Craig Shergold) and Stig of the Dump. He won the "Golden Nymph" award at the 43rd Annual Monte Carlo Television Festival for his role in the miniseries Entrusted. Love Actually, in which he played Liam Neeson's stepson, was Sangster's first major theatrical film. He was nominated for a "Golden Satellite Award" and a "Young Artist Award" for his role in the film.
Sangster next appeared in a television adaptation of the novel Feather Boy and played a younger version of James Franco's role in the film version of Tristan and Isolde. Among other things, Sangster takes part in a (child's) swordfight in the film. Sangster next starred in the commercially successful film Nanny McPhee, as the eldest of seven children.
In 2007 he appeared in a two-part story ("Human Nature" and "The Family of Blood") in Doctor Who as schoolboy Timothy "Tim" Latimer, and guest-starred in the Big Finish Doctor Who audio dramas The Mind's Eye and The Bride of Peladon. His voice lowered during filming of the Doctor Who episodes. He also starred alongside Love Actually and Nanny McPhee co-star Colin Firth in the film adaptation of Valerio Massimo Manfredi's historical novel The Last Legion, released in 2007. That same year he voiced the character of Ferb Fletcher in the Disney Channel animated series Phineas and Ferb alongside Love Actually co-star Olivia Olson. As of December 2007, he was also working on the filming of a television series of the story of Pinocchio, filmed in Italy.
In March 2008 it was announced that Sangster would star in Steven Spielberg's CGI motion capture film The Adventures of Tintin as the title character of Hergé's comic books. Sangster left the project after scheduling difficulties when filming was delayed in October 2008 and the role was given to Jamie Bell. At the end of March 2008, he began working with director Jane Campion on her film Bright Star, a love story with Ben Whishaw and Abbie Cornish portraying John Keats and his lover Fanny Brawne.
In March 2009 Sangster joined Aaron Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas and Anne-Marie Duff in Nowhere Boy, a film directed by award-winning artist Sam Taylor-Wood, about the teenage years of John Lennon and the two women who shaped his early life: his mother Julia (Duff) and his aunt Mimi (Scott Thomas). This would be his second time acting with Johnson, the first being in 2004's Feather Boy.
Sangster appeared in the film Some Dogs Bite in the role of Casey. The story involves a boy who wants to keep his family together. Casey (Sangster) takes his baby brother out of care, and with the help of his older brother, goes in search of their father.
Additionally, Sangster plays Liam in the 2011 film, The Last Furlong. In April 2011, Sangster made his guest appearance as Adam Douglas in an episode of British detective drama Lewis. In 2012 he starred in The Baytown Outlaws alongside Billy Bob Thornton, Natalie Martinez, Eva Longoria, and Ella Jones's short film The Ugly Duckling, the third instalment of the Tales trilogy of reworked fairy tales from More Films. He also plays the role of Jojen Reed in the HBO series Game of Thrones. In 2015, he will be providing the voices of Gordon and John Tracy in ITV's remake of Gerry Anderson's puppet series Thunderbirds
Brodie Films and Winnet music
Sangster established Brodie Films in 2006 with his mother, Tasha Bertram, "to create opportunities in the film industry for new British talent; innovative writers, actors and directors." The company was dissolved in May 2013.
Sangster plays bass guitar, and in January 2010 joined the band Winnet, in which his mother sings the vocals.
|2002||Mrs. Meitlemeihr||Boy 1||Short film|
|2005||Nanny McPhee||Simon Brown|
|2006||Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front||Boy in Spelling Bee|
|Tristan and Isolde||Young Tristan|
|2007||The Last Legion||Romulus Augustus|
|2009||Bright Star||Samuel Brawne|
|Nowhere Boy||Paul McCartney|
|The Alchemistic Suitcase||Boy||Short film|
|2010||Some Dogs Bite||Casey||TV film|
|2011||My Left Hand Man||Samuel Emerson||Short Film|
|Death of a Superhero||Donald Clarke|
|2012||The Baytown Outlaws||Rob|
|The Ugly Duckling||The Ugly Duckling||Short film|
|2013||Orbit Ever After||Nigel|
|2014||The Maze Runner||Newt|
|2015||The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials||In cinemas September 18|
|2001||Station Jim||Henry||TV film|
|The Miracle of the Cards||Craig Shergold|
|2002||Stig of the Dump||Barney||TV mini-series
|Bobbie's Girl||Alan||TV film|
|London's Burning||Stephen||Episode #14.6|
|2003||Hitler: The Rise of Evil||Young Hitler||TV film|
|Entrusted||Thomas von Gall|
|Ultimate Force||Gabriel||Episode: "What in the Name of God"|
|2004||Feather Boy||Robert Nobel||TV mini-series
|2005||Julian Fellowes Investigates: A Most Mysterious Murder||John Duff||Episode: "The Case of the Croydon Poisonings"|
|2007–present||Phineas and Ferb||Ferb Fletcher (voice)|
|2007||Doctor Who||Timothy "Tim" Latimer||Episodes: "Human Nature" and "The Family of Blood"|
|2010||Some Dogs Bite||Casey|
|2011||Lewis||Adam Douglas||Episode: "The Mind Has Mountains"|
|Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension||Ferb Fletcher||TV film|
|2012||Accused||Jake Murray||Episodes: "Tina's Story" and "Mo and Sue's Story"|
|2013–2014||Game of Thrones||Jojen Reed||10 episodes|
|2014||American Dad!||(voice)||Episode: "I Ain't No Holodeck Boy"|
|2015||Wolf Hall||Rafe Sadler||TV mini-series
Airing from 21 January 2015 on BBC 2
|Thunderbirds are Go||John Tracy||26-episode TV Show. Airing in 2015 on ITV.|
|2014||30 Minute Break||The Luka State||Boyfriend|
|2007||Country Life||Boris||First broadcast on 22 March 2007, BBC Radio 4|
|The Mind's Eye||Kyle||Recorded: 25, 27 July 2007; Released: November 2007|
|2008||The Bride of Peladon||Miner||Recorded: 26, 27 July 2007; Released: January 2008|
Awards and nominations
|2003||Entrusted||Golden Nymph at Monte Carlo Television Festival: Best Actor in a mini-series||Won|
|2004||Love Actually||Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards: Best Performance by Youth in a Leading or Supporting Role – Male||Nominated|
|Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards: Best Ensemble Acting for Love Actually||Nominated|
|Satellite Awards: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Comedy or Musical||Nominated|
|Young Artist Award: Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actor||Nominated|
|2007||Nanny McPhee||Young Artist Award: Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble Cast||Nominated|
|Young Artist Award: Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actor||Nominated|
|2008||The Last Legion||Young Artist Award: Best Performance in an International Feature Film – Leading Young Performer||Nominated|
- "Winnet has recently been joined by Thomas Sangster on Bass and Leo Ferdorcio on Drums". Winnet-music.com. 19 May 2010. Retrieved 24 January 2012.
- Baz Bamigboye (13 February 2009). "When it comes to the young Beatles, all you need is Thomas". Daily Mail (London). Retrieved 19 November 2010.
- "I'm little Caesar, actually". Daily Mail (London). 5 October 2007. Retrieved 19 November 2010.
- Byers, David (5 February 2004). "Barbara Bertram". The Times (London). Retrieved 19 November 2010.
- Tasha Bertram Official Website[dead link]
- biosstars.com. "Biosstars Database – The 43rd Annual Monte Carlo Television Festival". Biosstars.com. Retrieved 24 January 2012.
- The International Press Academy's SATELLITE Awards[dead link]
- "Annual Young Artist Awards for Hollywood's Teen & Child Stars". Youngartistawards.org. Retrieved 24 January 2012.
- "Series Three Update". Outpost Gallifrey. 29 December 2006. Retrieved 30 December 2006.
- Brown, Mark (28 March 2008). "Blistering barnacles! It's Spielberg's new Tintin". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 23 May 2009.
- Anne Thompson (31 October 2008). "Sony/Paramount financing "Tintin"". Variety. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
- Singh, Anita (27 January 2009). "Tintin: Daniel Craig and Jamie Bell to star in new Steven Spielberg film". The Daily Telegraph (London). Retrieved 23 May 2009.
- Independent Woman (22 October 2010). "Hobbit of a lifetime: Serkis act returns". The Irish Independent. Retrieved 24 January 2012.
- March 2013 "Tales – About".
- Ryan, Maureen (13 July 2012). "'Game of Thrones' Season 3 Casting News: 'Office,' 'Avengers' Actors Join The HBO Series". Huffington Post. Retrieved 15 July 2012.
- Alice Vincent, "Wolf Hall cast to include Damian Lewis and Mark Rylance", Daily Telegraph, 2 May 2014. Accessed 30 December 2014
- "Brodie Films". Brodie Films. 18 July 2009.
- "Company Check: Brodie Films Limited". Retrieved 19 May 2014.
- "Radio Listings – Country Life". Radiolistings.co.uk. 16 December 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2012.
- "Big Finish Productions – The Mind's Eye". Bigfinish.com. 27 July 2007. Retrieved 24 January 2012.
- "Big Finish Productions – The Bride of Peladon". Bigfinish.com. 27 July 2007. Retrieved 24 January 2012.
- Thomas Sangster at Curtis Brown Literary and Talent Agency
- Thomas Brodie-Sangster at the Internet Movie Database
- Thomas Brodie-Sangster on Twitter