Turgoose (left) with Stephen Graham
(at a This is England premiere)
11 February 1992 |
Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England
In his first film role in 2006, aged 14, he played the lead character, Shaun, in This Is England, written and directed by Shane Meadows. On television he played the character Dizzy, a young boy mentored by Adam Solomons (Luke Treadaway), in the 2006 BBC drama series The Innocence Project. The programme was cancelled after eight episodes due to poor ratings and negative reviews. Turgoose's character was in six of the eight episodes. But, in 2008 he was again in a Shane Meadows film, Somers Town, where he co-starred in a comedy role with young Polish actor Piotr Jagiello. Both young actors shared the "Best Actor in a Narrative Feature" award at New York's Tribeca Film Festival. He is in the current film The Scouting Book For Boys, and appeared in This Is England '86, a 4-part TV series for Channel 4 looking at characters from This is England three years on. A year later, he appeared in the three-part series This is England 88, aired just before Christmas 2011, and is set to appear in a further series This is England 90.
|2006||This is England||Shaun||British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer
Nominated — ALFS Award for British Breakthrough - Acting
Nominated — Empire Award for Best Newcomer
|The Innocence Project||Dizzy||TV series (7 episodes: 2006-2007)|
|2008||Somers Town||Tomo||London Film Critics Circle Award for Young British Performer of the Year (also for Eden Lake)
Nominated — British Independent Film Award for Best Actor
|2009||The Scouting Book for Boys||David||Nominated — ALFS Award for Young British Performer of the Year|
|Cast Offs||Jake||TV series (1 episode: "Will")|
|2010||Dirty Egg||The Kid||short|
|This Is England '86||Shaun||TV series (4 episodes)|
|2011||This Is England '88||Shaun||TV Series (3 episodes)|
|2012||Birdsong||Private Tipper||TV Series (2 episodes)|
|2007||The Making of 'This is England'||Himself||TV documentary short|
|2008||Cinema 3||Himself||TV series (1 episode: "29 November 2008)|
|2009||Celebrity Juice||Himself||TV series (1 episode: "25 March 2009")|
|2010||BBC Breakfast||Himself||TV series (1 episode: "18 March 2010")|
|2012||Vic & Bob's Lucky Sexy Winners||Himself||Comedy Panel Show|
|2012||Maximo Park - Hips and Lips||Himself||Video Clip|
- 2006 Won – British Independent Film Awards – "Most Promising Newcomer"
- 2008 Nominated – British Independent Film Awards – "Best Performance by an Actor in a British Independent Film"
- 2008 Won – Tribeca Film Festival, New York – "Best Actor in a Narrative Feature" (with Piotr Jagiello) for Somers Town
- Butterly, Amelia (6 November 2013). "How famous film stars found fame for the first time". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
- Dowell, Ben (3 December 2006). "Innocence lost on BBC1 viewers". The Observer (London: guardian.co.uk). Retrieved 30 January 2010.
- "Tribeca Film Festival 2002–2009 Awards History". Tribeca Film Festival. Tribeca Film Festival. 2009. Retrieved 30 January 2010.
- McLean, Craig (15 August 2008). "Thomas Turgoose: from troubled kid to young pro". www.telegraph.co.uk (London: Daily Telegraph). Retrieved 9 February 2010.
- "Meadows to produce first TV drama". BBC (BBC Online). 26 August 2009. Retrieved 30 January 2010.
- This Is England '88 trailer released by Channel 4 ahead of December airing | Metro.co.uk
- "2006 Winners". BIFA. British Independent Film Awards. 2006. Retrieved 30 January 2010.
- "2008 Nominations". BIFA. British Independent Film Awards. 2008. Retrieved 30 January 2010.
- Thomas Turgoose at the Internet Movie Database
- Thomas Turgoose interview with LeftLion magazine (2013)
- LOVEFiLM Blog Thomas Turgoose at the London Film Festival screening of The Scouting Book for Boys (Oct 2009)
- Telegraph.co.uk Review of Somers Town