Alfred Enoch

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Alfred Enoch
Alfred Enoch 2014 NAACP Image Awards (cropped).jpg
Alfred Lewis Enoch[1]

(1988-12-02) 2 December 1988 (age 32)
London, England
  • British
  • Brazilian

Alfred Lewis Enoch (born 2 December 1988) is an English-Brazilian actor, best known for playing Dean Thomas in the Harry Potter film series and Wes Gibbins on the ABC legal drama television series How to Get Away with Murder.

Early life and education[edit]

Alfred Lewis Enoch was born on 2 December 1988 in the London borough of Westminster, to actor William Russell and his second wife, Etheline Margareth Lewis,[2] a Brazilian-born doctor of Barbadian descent.[3] Enoch holds dual British and Brazilian citizenship.[4] He attended Westminster School,[5] a public school in London.

He is a fluent speaker of Portuguese,[6] and graduated with a degree in Portuguese and Spanish from The Queen's College, Oxford.


In 2001, he was cast as Dean Thomas in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. He appeared in seven of the eight Harry Potter films. He also voiced the character in video games.

After the Harry Potter films, Enoch appeared in a number of plays throughout London including Coriolanus,[7] Timon of Athens,[8] Antigone, Happy New Year, and The Ballard of Salomon Pavey.[9] He played Bainbridge, the Bloody Guardsman, in the Sherlock episode, "The Sign of Three". In July 2011, Enoch appeared at the London Film and Comic Con.

In 2014, Enoch was cast in the series regular role of Wes Gibbins in the ABC legal drama series, How to Get Away with Murder produced by Shonda Rhimes.[10][11]

In 2016, Enoch was cast as Edgar/Poor Tom in the well received Talawa Theatre Company and Manchester Royal Exchange co-production of King Lear, for which he won much praise for his characterisation and the physicality he brought to the roles.[12][13][14][15]

Enoch returned to the West End in the 2018 revival of Red at Wyndham's Theatre, starring alongside Alfred Molina.[16]

In 2020, Enoch returned for two episodes of How to Get Away with Murder's sixth season but in the separate role of the adult version of Christopher Castillo, Wes' son.

He was cast in a 2020 virtual production of What A Carve Up!, based on the 1994 novel of the same name.


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Dean Thomas
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
2018 Red Ken
2020 Medida Provisória[17]
Tigers Ryan
Year Title Role Notes
2012 National Theatre Live Philotus Episode: Timon of Athens[8]
2013 Broadchurch Sam Taylor Episode: "1.1"
2013 Mount Pleasant Alex Episode: "3.7"
2014 Sherlock Bainbridge Episode: "The Sign of Three"
2014 National Theatre Live Titus Lartius Episode: Coriolanus[7]
2014−17 How to Get Away with Murder Wesley "Wes" Gibbins 47 episodes
Main (season 1−3), Guest (season 4)
Nominated – NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2015, 2016, 2017)
2019–20 Christopher Castillo 2 episodes
Guest (season 6)
2018 Troy: Fall of a City Aeneas TV miniseries
2019 Trust Me Jamie McCain 4 episodes, Main (series 2)
2021 Foundation Unknown TV miniseries


  1. ^ Index of Births, Marriages and Deaths in England and Wales, 1984–2005.
  2. ^ "What Harry Potter's Alfred Enoch got up to next". Evening Standard. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 September 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Alfred Nao eèrotagonista em filme de Lázaro Ramos". (in Portuguese). 3 April 2019. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  5. ^ Gayle Macdonald (14 July 2011). "Matthew Lewis grew up at Hogwarts with Harry and the gang". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
  6. ^ "Alfred Enoch". Archived from the original on 6 September 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Coriolanus". Donmar Warehouse. Archived from the original on 12 November 2014. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  8. ^ a b Mason, Paul (20 July 2012). "Timon of Athens: The Power of Money". The Guardian. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  9. ^ "Alfred Enoch". ABC. Disney–ABC Television Group (Disney Media Networks). 24 July 2014. Archived from the original on 28 July 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (8 May 2014). "ABC New Series Pickups: 'Selfie', 'Forever', Galavant', 'Whispers', 'How To Get Away With Murder', 'American Crime', 'Black-ish', Jeff Lowell Comedy". Retrieved 12 May 2014.
  11. ^ Greco, Patty (2 October 2014). ""How to Get Away With Murder" Star Alfred Enoch on Abandoning His British Accent, Emma Watson, and "Legally Blonde" "That should have been my research."". Cosmopolitan. Hearst Corporation. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  12. ^ "King Lear Reviewed".
  13. ^ "Don Warrington's King Lear is a heartbreaking tour de force". The Daily Telegraph.
  14. ^ "King Lear review at Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester".
  15. ^ "Theatre review: King Lear at Royal Exchange Theatre".
  16. ^ Michael Billington. "Red review – Alfred Molina's portrait is as layered as a Rothko canvas". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  17. ^ Patrícia Kogut. "Alfred Enoch starts his first Brazilian film directed by Lázaro Ramos". O Globo. Retrieved 14 April 2019.

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