Anthony Boyle

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Anthony Boyle
Anthony Boyle by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Anthony Boyle at the 2019 WonderCon
Born (1994-06-08) 8 June 1994 (age 27)
NationalityIrish
EducationRoyal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Occupation
  • Actor
Years active2013–present
Known forHarry Potter and the Cursed Child (2016-2019)
Tolkien (2019)
The Plot Against America (2020)
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
AwardsLaurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (2017)
Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Most Promising Newcomer (2016)
Theatre World Award (2018)

Anthony Boyle (born 8 June 1994) is a Northern Irish actor. A graduate of Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, Boyle began his acting career on London stage and rose to prominence for originating the role of Scorpius Malfoy in the West End and Broadway productions of the British play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (2016), for which he won a 2017 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play and was nominated for a 2018 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Play. He is also known for starring as Geoffrey Bache Smith in the film Tolkien and Alvin Levin in the mini-series The Plot Against America.

Early life and education[edit]

Boyle was born in West Belfast, and attended De La Salle College[1] until the age of 17. He then went to St Louise's Comprehensive College,[1] and in 2013, began training at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff before graduating in 2016 with a BA (Hons) in acting.[2] Boyle was raised Catholic.[3]

Acting credits[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Onus Keiran Flynn[4] https://g.co/kgs/UHnP76
2016 The Party Mickey Magee[5] http://www.thisisirishfilm.ie/shorts/the-party-clip
2016 The Lost City of Z Trench Runner[1]
2016 The Journey Young Ian Paisley[1]
2018 Bad Drawings Scott[6]
2019 Tolkien Geoffrey Bache Smith[6]
2020 Danny Boy Brian Wood

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Game of Thrones Bolton Guard[1] Season 4 Episode 6
2017 Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams Sam[6] Episode: The Commuter
2018 Ordeal By Innocence Jack Argyll[7]
2018 Derry Girls David Donnelly[6]
2018 Patrick Melrose Barry[6]
2020 The Plot Against America Alvin Levin[6] 6 episodes
TBA Masters of the Air Major Crosby Upcoming miniseries

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Herons Aaron[2] Pintsized Productions
2014 Othello Iago[2] Richard Burton Theatre
2015 East Belfast Boy Davey (& co-writer)[2] Partisan Productions
2015 In Arabia We'd All Be Kings Skank[2] Richard Burton Theatre
2015 The Taming of the Shrew Biondello, Curtis, Merchant, Widow[2] Richard Burton Theatre
2015 Mojo Baby[2]
2016–2017 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Scorpius Malfoy[2] Palace Theatre
2018–2019 Lyric Theatre

Radio[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Frankenstein The Creature[2] RWCMD (with Big Finish Productions)
2016 The Tidebreak Alfred Meyer[6] BBC Radio 3
2017 Mayday Paul[6] BBC Radio 4

Accolades[edit]

Theatre[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2016 Critics' Circle Theatre Award[8] Most Promising Newcomer Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Won
Evening Standard Theatre Award[9][10] Emerging Talent Nominated
2017 Laurence Olivier Award[11] Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play Won
2018 Tony Award[12] Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Nominated
Drama Desk Award[13] Outstanding Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Nominated
Drama League Award[14] Distinguished Performance Nominated
Outer Critics Circle Award[15] Outstanding Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Nominated
Theatre World Award[16] Honoree

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Meredith, Robbie (2016-08-08). "Anthony Boyle: Belfast actor enjoying rave reviews in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child". BBC News. Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Spotlight: Anthony Boyle". www.spotlight.com. Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  3. ^ "Anthony Boyle, the Maybe Bad Boy of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'". 5 June 2018.
  4. ^ Clarke, George (2016-06-27), Onus, retrieved 2016-10-06
  5. ^ Harkin, Andrea (2000-01-01), The Party, retrieved 2016-10-06
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h "Anthony Boyle | Hamilton Hodell". www.hamiltonhodell.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  7. ^ Billen, Andrew (31 March 2018). "Ordeal by Innocence: the Christie Mystery that almost got away". The Times (72497). Saturday Review. pp. 4–5. ISSN 0140-0460.
  8. ^ "2016 Results | Critics' Circle Theatre Awards". 2017-01-31. Retrieved 2020-12-06.
  9. ^ "Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2016: The longlist". Evening Standard. 2016-10-19. Retrieved 2020-12-06.
  10. ^ "Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2016: The winners". Evening Standard. 2016-11-13. Retrieved 2020-12-06.
  11. ^ "Olivier Winners 2017". Olivier Awards. Retrieved 2020-12-06.
  12. ^ Nyren, Erin (2018-06-11). "Tony Award Winners 2018: The Complete List". Variety. Retrieved 2020-12-06.
  13. ^ "SpongeBob SquarePants & More Win 2018 Drama Desk Awards". Broadway.com. Retrieved 2020-12-06.
  14. ^ Millward, Tom (2018-05-18). "Drama League Awards 2018 - And the Winners are..." New York Theater Guide. Retrieved 2020-12-06.
  15. ^ Millward, Tom (2018-05-07). "Outer Critics Circle Awards 2018... And the Winners are..." New York Theater Guide. Retrieved 2020-12-06.
  16. ^ "Bravo! Winners Announced for the 2018 Theatre World Awards". Broadway.com. Retrieved 2020-12-06.

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