Alex Sawyer

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Alex Sawyer
Born Alexander James Sawyer
(1993-02-13) 13 February 1993 (age 25)
Kent, England
Occupation Actor, director, singer
Years active 2011–present
Website http://www.alexsawyer.com

Alexander James Sawyer (born 13 February 1993)[1] is a British actor, singer, songwriter and director. As an actor, he is best known for appearing in House of Anubis as Alfie Lewis, and The End of the F***ing World as Topher. He is soon set to appear as David Oumou in Epix's Get Shorty.

Early life[edit]

Sawyer was born in Kent to a Ghanaian mother and English-Finnish father. He attended Avenue Primary School in Belmont, Aberdour School and King's College School in Wimbledon.[2]

Career[edit]

Sawyer began acting at the age of 9 when he was in a production of Oliver! as one of the chorus members in a local theatre. He attended classes at Laine Theatre Arts from the age of 11, and in 2010 after appearing in a school production of Joe Penhall's Blue/Orange was scouted by an agent, starting his career as an actor.[1][3]

He starred as Alfie Lewis on House of Anubis for Nickelodeon which he appeared in up to and inclusive of the third season as well as the TV Movie Special, Touchstone of Ra.[4][5] Sawyer and the rest of the cast won two Kid's Choice Awards for Favourite Show over the course of the series, in 2011[6] and 2013.[7][8]

In late 2013, Sawyer released his debut single Relapse featuring Tasie Lawrence.[9]

At the end of 2016, Sawyer was cast in the BBC series, Eve, as Michael Hoffman.[10] The next year, he appeared in the BBC One's Father Brown as Oscar Bergeres[11] and as Kofi, the novice monk on US network, Starz's, The White Princess.[12]

Sawyer began 2017 appearing as one the players in the 50th anniversary revival of Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead at London's renowned Old Vic Theatre, directed by David Leveaux and featuring Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire.[13]

In Summer 2017, Sawyer released another single; Sunlite.[14] A music video was released featuring cameos from actors, Louisa Connolly-Burnham and Bobby Lockwood.[15]

In early 2018, Sawyer appeared in the critically acclaimed Netflix/Channel 4 series, The End of The F***ing World as Topher;[16][17] Alyssa's potential love interest. Later that year in March 2018, Sawyer joined the cast of the Epix series, Get Shorty, for the second season. He will appear as David Oumou, an earnest actor working an unglamorous day job, until a shocking murder brings him attention and makes him a breakout star.[18][19]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011-2013 House of Anubis Alfie Lewis Regular Role
2013 House of Anubis: Touchstone of Ra Alfie Lewis Main Cast
2013 Wolfblood Cameo Season 2 Episode 12
2016 Eve Michael Hoffman
2017 Father Brown Oscar Bergeres Episode 5.8 "The Crimson Feather"
2017 The White Princess Kofi
2017 The End of the F***ing World Topher

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 House of Anubis: Touchstone of Ra Alfie Lewis
2016 Lost in The West Jimmy
2016 Macbeth Young Officer
2016 Fox Trap Niall

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Venue Notes
2015 Alice in Wonderland Cheshire Cat Octagon Theatre [20][21]
2017 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead Player The Old Vic
2016 Pride and Prejudice George Wickham Nottingham Playhouse/York Theatre Royal [22]
2016 Girl From the North Country Ensemble Noël Coward Theatre

Discography[edit]

Year Title Notes
2013 Relapse Debut Single (featuring Tasie Lawrence)
2017 Sunlite

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Alex Sawyer - Official Website
  2. ^ [1], Official Facebook.
  3. ^ Anubis House, Screen Terrier.
  4. ^ House of Anubis Nickelodeon Cast, Pop Tower.
  5. ^ "NICKELODEON ANNOUNCES HOUSE OF ANUBIS SPECIAL, TOUCHSTONE OF RA". VIACOM. 
  6. ^ "Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2011 Winners! - Fun Kids - the UK's children's radio station". Fun Kids - the UK's children's radio station. Retrieved 2018-05-18. 
  7. ^ "Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2013 - Winners! - Fun Kids - the UK's children's radio station". Fun Kids - the UK's children's radio station. Retrieved 2018-05-18. 
  8. ^ "Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award wins for One Direction and Tom Daley". ATV Today. 2013-03-24. Retrieved 2018-05-18. 
  9. ^ [2], Top-40Charts.com.
  10. ^ "Waring & McKenna | Alex Sawyer". waringandmckenna.com. Retrieved 2018-05-18. 
  11. ^ "The Crimson Feather, Series 5, Father Brown - BBC One". BBC. Retrieved 2018-05-18. 
  12. ^ "The White Princess - DvdToile". dvdtoile.com (in French). Retrieved 2018-05-18. 
  13. ^ Benedict, David (2017-03-08). "London Theater Review: Daniel Radcliffe in 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead'". Variety. Retrieved 2018-05-18. 
  14. ^ Sunlite, 2017-08-11, retrieved 2018-05-18 
  15. ^ Alex Sawyer (2017-09-09), Alex Sawyer - Sunlite, retrieved 2018-05-18 
  16. ^ "Here's Why "The End Of The F***ing World" Has The Most Important Message About Consent". Retrieved 2018-05-18. 
  17. ^ "Alex Sawyer". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-05-18. 
  18. ^ Petski, Denise (2018-03-28). "'Get Shorty': Alex Sawyer & Sonya Walger Set To Recur In Season 2 Of Epix Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2018-05-18. 
  19. ^ "'Get Shorty' Season 2 Spoilers: Sonya Walger, Alex Sawyer Set To Recur". International Business Times. 2018-03-28. Retrieved 2018-05-18. 
  20. ^ "Stage: Theatre". Now Then. Retrieved 2018-05-18. 
  21. ^ "Alice in Wonderland – Octagon Theatre, Bolton". The Reviews Hub. 2014-11-22. Retrieved 2018-05-18. 
  22. ^ "MEET THE CAST OF PRIDE AND PREJUDICE". Nottingham Playhouse. Retrieved 2018-05-18. 

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