Alfred Enoch

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Alfred Enoch
Alfred Enoch 2014 NAACP Image Awards (cropped).jpg
Enoch at the 2014 NAACP Image Awards
Born Alfred Lewis Enoch[1]
(1988-12-02) 2 December 1988 (age 28)
Westminster, London, England
Alma mater University of Oxford
Occupation Actor
Parent(s) William Russell (actor) and Balbina Gutierrez

Alfred Lewis Enoch (born 2 December 1988) is an English actor who portrayed Dean Thomas in the Harry Potter films and Wes Gibbins in the ABC legal drama How to Get Away with Murder.

Life and career[edit]

Enoch was born in Westminster, London, to English actor William Russell and his second wife, Balbina Gutierrez, a Brazilian-born doctor of Barbadian origin.[2] He attended Westminster School,[3] a public school in London. 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.

He is fluent in Portuguese,[4] and graduated with a degree in Portuguese and Spanish from the Queen's College, Oxford.

After the Harry Potter films, Enoch appeared in a number of plays throughout London including Coriolanus,[5] Timon of Athens,[6] Antigone, Happy New Year, and The Ballard of Salomon Pavey.[7] 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.[8][9]

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.[10][11][12][13]


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
Year Title Role Notes
2012 National Theatre Live Philotus Episode: "Timon of Athens" [6]
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" [5]
2014–2017 [14] How to Get Away with Murder Wes Gibbins 45 episodes
Nominated – NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2015, 2016, 2017)
2018 Troy: Fall of a City Aeneas TV miniseries


  1. ^ Index of Births, Marriages and Deaths in England and Wales, 1984–2005.
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  3. ^ Gayle Macdonald (14 July 2011). "Matthew Lewis grew up at Hogwarts with Harry and the gang". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Alfred Enoch". 
  5. ^ a b "Coriolanus – Donmar Warehouse". Donmar Warehouse. Retrieved 13 November 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Mason, Paul (20 July 2012). "Timon of Athens: The Power of Money". The Guardian. Retrieved 13 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "Alfred Enoch". ABC. Disney–ABC Television Group (Disney Media Networks). 24 July 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ 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. 
  10. ^ "King Lear Reviewed". 
  11. ^ "Don Warrington's King Lear is a heartbreaking tour de force". The Daily Telegraph. 
  12. ^ "King Lear review at Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester". 
  13. ^ "Theatre review: King Lear at Royal Exchange Theatre". 
  14. ^ WAGMEISTER, ELIZABETH. "‘How to Get Away With Murder’ Victim Speaks Out on His Shocking Death (SPOILERS)". Variety. Variety Magazine. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 

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