Angus Imrie

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Angus Imrie
Born
Angus William Jake Imrie

(1994-08-02) 2 August 1994 (age 26)
Isle of Wight, England
NationalityBritish
Education
Alma materUniversity of Warwick
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
OccupationActor
Years active1999–present
Parent(s)Celia Imrie
Benjamin Whitrow

Angus William Jake Imrie (born 2 August 1994) is a British actor. He is known for playing the character Josh Archer in BBC Radio 4's long-running drama serial The Archers.[1] In 2014, he won the casting agency Spotlight's Most Promising Actor Award at The Sunday Times National Student Drama Festival.[2] The son of the actors Celia Imrie and Benjamin Whitrow, he made his screen debut in the BBC film drama Station Jim, at the age of five.[citation needed]

Early life[edit]

Imrie was born in 1994 on the Isle of Wight and is the son of actors Celia Imrie and Benjamin Whitrow.[3]

Between 2001 and 2012,[4] Imrie was educated at Dulwich College,[4] a boarding and day independent school for boys in the south London suburb of Dulwich, followed by the University of Warwick, where he studied English Literature and Theatre Studies.[5] From 2015 to 2017, he studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) in London.[5]

Career[edit]

Imrie has appeared in a range of stage, television and radio productions since he was a child. After his screen debut in the BBC One film drama Station Jim at the age of five, he appeared in the ITV drama series Kingdom in 2007, and the BBC One mini-series Restless in 2012. In the same year, he appeared in the BBC Two drama series The Hollow Crown, whilst in the following year, he appeared in the BBC One series Father Brown. Prior to attending LAMDA (2015–2017), he appeared at Shakespeare's Globe in London, playing Bagot in William Shakespeare's play Richard II (1595) and Ned Spiggett in Jessica Swale's play Nell Gwynn (2015).[5] He has also appeared in a range of radio productions, including The Treasure Seekers, Charles Dickens' Great Expectations and John Mortimer's A Voyage Round My Father.[6]

In 2014, Imrie joined the cast of the long-running BBC Radio 4 series The Archers, based on a rural farming community in the fictional village of Ambridge, to take the role of Josh Archer previously played by child actor Cian Cheesbrough,[7] the teenage son of David and Ruth and one of the main members of the Archer family.[4] In the same year, he played the part of cabin boy Pip in The White Whale at Leeds Dock, in which he sang Amazing Grace from the top of the set after having fallen into the water.[8]

In 2019, Imrie co-starred in the Joe Cornish–directed The Kid Who Would Be King as the young Merlin, with Patrick Stewart portraying Merlin's older self.[9] He also starred in the independent feature Pond Life alongside Esme Creed-Miles; the film was produced by Dominic Dromgoole, who is the former artistic director of the Globe.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Kingdom Scott Millington Episode 3[6]
2012 Restless Student Miniseries[6]
2012 The Hollow Crown Edmund Plantagenet Episode: "The Wars of the Roses – Henry VI Part II"
2013 Father Brown Jago Pryde Episode: "Pride of the Prydes"[6]
2015 Station Jim Boy at the school
2019 The Spanish Princess Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales[11] Miniseries
2019 Fleabag Jake 2 episodes
2020 The Crown Prince Edward Season 4
2020 Industry
2021 War of the Worlds Dylan Season 2, Episode 6

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Wah-Wah Boy in crowd Uncredited
2017 Circadia Orin Short
2018 Pond Life Malcolm
2019 The Kid Who Would Be King Young Merlin
2019 Bath Salts Erick Short
2020 Emma Bartholomew

Theatre[edit]

Title Role Theatre Notes
Richard II Bagot Shakespeare's Globe Part of the Globe's "Justice and Mercy" season (2015),[6] this Shakespeare play is believed to have been written in around 1595[12]
Nell Gwynn Ned Spigett Shakespeare's Globe Part of the Globe's "Justice and Mercy" season (2015),[6] this story by playwright Jessica Swale won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 2016, when it transferred to London's West End[13]
The White Whale Pip Leeds Dock Open-air staging of an adaptation of Herman Melville's Moby Dick, written by the award-winning playwright James Phillips[8]
Road Multiple parts: Brink/Skin-Lad, Blowpipe, Soldier, Father's voice and Barry Warwick Arts Centre at the University of Warwick A Warwick University Drama Society production,[14] staged in 2014, of Jim Cartwright's multiple award-winning play,[15] first staged in 1986 at the Royal Court Theatre in London. It is set in an anonymous road in a deprived, working class area of Lancashire during the Thatcher era, at a time of high unemployment in Northern England.[16] Imrie won the casting agency Spotlight's Most Promising Actor Award for his roles in the play at The Sunday Times National Student Drama Festival in 2014.[2]

Theatre at LAMDA (2015–2017)[edit]

Title Role Theatre
As You Like It Jaques POSK Theatre
The Cherry Orchard Trofimov LAMDA Linbury Studio
Uncle Vanya Vanya LAMDA
Pogo (A Punk's Progress) Various LAMDA
The Rivals Jack Absolute LAMDA
'Tis Pity She's a Whore Giovanni LAMDA
Motortown Lee LAMDA

Rehearsed readings[edit]

Title Role Theatre Director
Nell Waiter Red Handed Theatre Company, London Jessica Swale
The Piper Zum Finborough Theatre, London Fidelis Morgan

Radio[edit]

Title Notes Role
The Archers Recurring Josh Archer
Buddenbrooks Single drama Tom Buddenbrook
People in Cars Single drama Ben
A Voyage Round My Father Single drama Young son
Great Expectations Main role Pip
Whoosh!! Single drama Angus
The Treasure Seekers Main role Oswald

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Archers – Josh Archer". BBC Radio 4. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  2. ^ a b "The Sunday Times National Student Drama Festival – Spotlight Most Promising Actor Award". The Sunday Times National Student Drama Festival. 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Interview: Actress Celia Imrie on her 40 years in showbusiness". The Scotsman newspaper. 5 March 2016. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "Dulwich College – Old Alleynians – Angus Imrie Joins The Archers". Dulwich College, London. 12 November 2014. Archived from the original on 15 February 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2017.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  5. ^ a b c "LAMDA – Angus Imrie". London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  6. ^ a b c d e f "CDA Angus Imrie" (PDF). CDA Theatrical Agency. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  7. ^ "The Archers – Josh Archer". BBC Radio 4. 27 June 2014. Archived from the original on 27 June 2014. Retrieved 16 February 2017.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  8. ^ a b Pippa Day (5 September 2014). "The White Whale at Leeds Dock – Theatre Review". Wow247. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  9. ^ Hards, Shannon (17 October 2017). "Cast of major movie starring Sir Patrick Stewart pictured filming". Cornwall Live.
  10. ^ "Pond Life". www.filmoria.co.uk. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  11. ^ Petski, Denise (17 May 2018). "The Spanish Princess: Charlotte Hope To Star In The White Princess Follow-Up On Starz". Deadline Hollywood.
  12. ^ "Richard II – William Shakespeare". SparkNotes.com. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  13. ^ "OLIVIER AWARDS – BEST NEW COMEDY: NELL GWYNN". The Olivier Awards. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  14. ^ "The Sunday Times National Student Drama Festival – Road". The Sunday Times National Student Drama Festival. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  15. ^ "Literature – Writers – Jim Cartwright". British Council. Archived from the original on 9 June 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2017.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  16. ^ "The Nottingham New Theatre History Project – Road". Nottingham New Theatre. 2015. Retrieved 19 February 2017.

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