Alex Roe

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Alex Roe
Born
Alexander Michael Roe-Brown

(1990-05-09) 9 May 1990 (age 29)[1]
Chiswick, London, England
NationalityEnglish
Other namesAlex Roe-Brown
OccupationActor
Years active2000–present

Alexander Michael Roe-Brown (born 9 May 1990) is an English film and television actor, best known for playing Jay Keaton in the series The Fugitives, Elliott Baden in The Cut and Ben in Siren. He has also played major roles in a number of films, including The 5th Wave, Hot Summer Nights, Rings and Forever My Girl.

Early life and education[edit]

Roe was born in London,[2] and grew up in Ladbroke Grove. His father worked as a plumber and his mother was a ballet dancer.[3] He won a sixth-form scholarship to Latymer Upper School in Hammersmith where he studied until 2009.[3]

He enjoys sports, especially association football playing as a striker. He joined a Division Two football club when he was 16, and then played in Spain for a year.[4] After he returned to school in England and before his acting career took off, he played semi-professional football with Chalfont St Peter.[3] While he was acting on network television, he was also playing for a Hayes Middlesex Sunday league football team Chiswick Albion in 2010.[5] He continued playing football after he relocated to Los Angeles, where he plays for an amateur team Atlético Silverlake.[4]

Career[edit]

Roe first appeared in an advert for Milky Way as a child.[6] He made his acting debut in 2000 in the horror film The Calling when he was 10 years old.[3] Roe also played the lead role of Jay Keaton in CITV's 2005 children's science fiction series The Fugitives.

Jennifer Saunders saw him performing in a school production of Our Country's Good and asked him to audition for her comedy Jam & Jerusalem.[3] After appearing in this production in 2009, he began to land more acting roles. In 2010, Roe played Elliott Baden, a popular competitive swimmer in BBC Two's teen drama The Cut. In 2011, Roe appeared in guest appearances in episodes of Holby City as Connor Lane, Doctors as Matt Goonan, Hollyoaks as Toby, and The Jury as Schoolboy.

In 2014, Roe landed his first television role in the United States and played the male lead as Luke Holt in ABC Family's tennis drama film Unstrung.[7] He relocated to Los Angeles and worked in a number of Hollywood films. Roe played one of the lead roles, Evan Walker, in the 2016 science fiction film The 5th Wave, followed with a starring role as Holt Anthony in the 2017 horror film Rings.[8]

Roe appears in the coming-of-age film Hot Summer Nights, which premiered at the South by Southwest festival in March 2017 and released in 2018. He played the leading role as a country singer in Forever My Girl in 2018 and learned to sing for the role. He also plays the lead in Freeform’s 2018 TV series, Siren, as Benjamin Pownall.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 The Calling Dylan St. Clair
2013 A German Word Dean Short film
2014 Sniper: Legacy Reese
2016 The 5th Wave Evan Walker
2017 Rings Holt Anthony
2017 Hot Summer Nights Hunter Strawberry
2018 Forever My Girl Liam Page

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 The Fugitives Jay Keaton 7 episodes
2009 Jam & Jerusalem Christopher Martin Episode: "Dinner Party", also known as Clatterford
2010 The Cut Elliott Baden 21 episodes, short series
2011 Holby City Connor Lane Episode: "Damage Control"
2011 Doctors Matt Goonan Episode: "Tricky Dicky"
2011 Hollyoaks Toby 1 episode
2011 The Jury Schoolboy 2 episodes
2014 Unstrung Luke Holt Television film
2018–present Siren Ben Pownall Main cast

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wishing a happy birthday to Alex Roe". Twitter.
  2. ^ "Alex Roe". British Film Institute.
  3. ^ a b c d e Della-Ragione, Joanna (22 January 2016). "Alex Roe, interview: 'I try to avoid being friends with actors — most of my tickets for the premiere were for my football team'". Evening Standard.
  4. ^ a b "interview: alex roe". Schön! Magazine. 17 January 2018.
  5. ^ Street, Tim (18 March 2011). "Chiswick hat-trick hero is BBC The Cut star". getwestlondon.co.uk. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Get to know Alex Roe, the male lead of new horror-thriller "Rings"". InqPOP!. 17 February 2017.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (5 May 2014). "Alex Roe Set To Star In ABC Family Drama Pilot 'Unstrung'; Jay Karas To Direct". Deadline.
  8. ^ Ford, Rebecca (10 February 2016). "Berlin: Alex Roe to Star in Romantic Drama 'A Moment to Remember' (Exclusive)". Hollywood Reporter.
  9. ^ Radish, Christina (22 January 2018). "Alex Roe on 'Forever My Girl' and Freeform's Spooky Mermaid Drama 'Siren'". Collider.

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