Dean-Charles Chapman (born 7 September 1997) is an English actor. He is known for portraying Billy Elliot in the West End theatre production of Billy Elliot the Musical, Tom Blake in Sam Mendes' film 1917, and Tommen Baratheon in the fourth, fifth and sixth seasons of the HBO drama series Game of Thrones.
At the age of eight, Chapman was cast as "Small Boy" in Billy Elliot the Musical, and would later be promoted to the roles of Michael and finally the titular character, becoming the second-longest running cast member in the production. During his time on Billy Elliot, he worked alongside future Spider-Man actor Tom Holland, and had the opportunity to meet U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown with several other young actors in the play.
Soon after leaving Billy Elliot, Chapman was cast on the CBBC sitcom The Revolting World of Stanley Brown in the lead role, alongside fellow future Game of Thrones and Blinded by the Light co-star Nell Williams. The show lasted for one season. He made his film debut in the 2014 film Before I Go to Sleep, alongside Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth.
After playing the minor role of Martyn Lannister in the third season of Game of Thrones, he replaced Callum Wharry in the major role of Tommen Baratheon, the young king of Westeros for the fourth, fifth, and sixth seasons of the show. With the rest of the cast, he was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award. In 2018, he played the role of Castor in the AMC series Into the Badland for seven episodes, followed by a supporting role in the film Blinded by the Light.
In 2019, he was cast, alongside George MacKay, as one of the two leads in the Sam Mendes-directed war film 1917. The film went on to receive ten Academy Award nominations, winning three. Subsequently, he played the lead role of Matthew in the Eoin Macken's drama Here Are the Young Men, supported by Finn Cole, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Ferdia Walsh-Peelo.
|2014||Before I Go to Sleep||Adam Lucas|
|2018||The Commuter||Danny MacCauley|
|2019||Blinded by the Light||Matt|
|2019||The King||Thomas of Lancaster|
|2019||1917||Lance Corporal Thomas Blake|
|2020||Here Are the Young Men||Matthew Connolly|
|TBA||Catherine, Called Birdy||Post-production|
|2007||Casualty||William Mulhern||Episode: "A House Divided"|
|2012||Cuckoo||Charlie||Episode: "Family Meeting"|
|2012||The Revolting World of Stanley Brown||Stanley Brown||13 episodes|
|2013||The White Queen||Richard Grey||4 episodes|
|2013||Game of Thrones||Martyn Lannister||2 episodes|
|2014–2016||Tommen Baratheon||16 episodes|
|2014||Glue||Chris Pollard||2 episodes|
|2015||Ripper Street||Harry Ward||Episode: "Your Father. My Friend"|
|2017||Will||Billy Cooper||3 episodes|
|2018||Into the Badlands||Castor||7 episodes|
|2005–2006||Billy Elliot the Musical||Small Boy||Chapman is the second longest-serving cast member of the production, and the longest-serving Billy Elliot|
Awards and nominations
|2017||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Game of Thrones||Nominated|
|2020||CinEuphoria Awards||Merit - Honorary Award||Won|
|Best Ensemble - International Competition||The King||Nominated|
|London Critics Circle Film Awards||Young British/Irish Performer of the Year||1917, The King, and Blinded by the Light||Nominated|
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- "PHOTO FLASH: UK Billy Elliot Boys Visit Prime Minister Gordon Brown | TheaterMania". www.theatermania.com. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
- "'Game of Thrones' stars Dean-Charles Chapman and Isaac Hempstead Wright are real-life besties". EW.com. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
- "Dean-Charles Chapman". Troika Talent. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
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