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 27)
Westminster, London, England
Occupation Actor
Parent(s) William Russell Enoch
Balbina Gutierrez

Alfred Lewis Enoch (born 2 December 1988) is an English actor. Enoch is currently starring as Wes Gibbins in the ABC legal drama series, How to Get Away with Murder. He is also known for his portrayal of Dean Thomas in the Harry Potter films.

Life and career[edit]

Enoch was born in Westminster, London, to English actor William Russell Enoch and his second wife, Brazilian physician Balbina Gutierrez.[2][dead link] He attended Westminster School,[3] a well-known public school in London. He is also fluent in Portuguese,[4] 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 the video game based on the first part of the film.

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 of 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] For his portrayal of Gibbins, Enoch has received two NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series consecutive nominations, in 2015 and 2016.[citation needed]


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–present How to Get Away with Murder Wes Gibbins 24 episodes
Nominated—NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Pending—NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series


  1. ^ Index of Births, Marriages and Deaths in England and Wales, 1984–2005.
  2. ^ Veritaserum | Movie Actors | Alfred Enoch/Dean Thomas
  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 mostra seu bom português em entrevista a humorista brasileiro
  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. 

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