Alex Beckett (actor)

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Alex Beckett
Peter Alexander Beckett

(1982-06-30)30 June 1982
Died10 April 2018(2018-04-10) (aged 35)
Years active2004–2018

Peter Alexander Beckett (30 June 1982 – 10 April 2018) was a Welsh actor. He was best known for his role in the BBC TV comedy series Twenty Twelve and its follow-up W1A. He played many theatre roles, including Higgins in Pygmalion in 2017, and several characters - including Fidel Castro - in the 2013 musical hybrid production of the Neon Neon album Praxis Makes Perfect.[1][2]

He died on 10 April 2018, aged 35, in what was ruled by coroner to be suicide by hanging.[3]



Year Film Role Notes
2015 Youth Bearded Screenwriter
2018 Mary Queen of Scots Walter Mildmay Posthumous release


Year Title Role Notes
2009 A Child's Christmases in Wales Carol Singer TV Movie
2011–12 Twenty Twelve Barney Lumsden
2014–17 W1A Barney Lumsden
2015 The Scandalous Lady W Capt. Leversuch TV Movie
2015–18 I Live with Models Seth
2017 The End of the F***ing World Jonno
2018 Stath Lets Flats Marcus


  1. ^ Chris Wiegand (12 April 2018). "Alex Beckett, theatre and W1A actor, dies suddenly". The Guardian.
  2. ^ Tributes paid to W1A star Alex Beckett following his death aged 35. The Telegraph (UK), Retrieved on 12 April 2018.
  3. ^ Datson, Andy (8 August 2018). "W1A actor died in South Norwood just hours before he was due on stage". Retrieved 9 August 2018.

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