Edward Akrout

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Edward Akrout
Born Edward Anthony Akrout
(1982-09-27) 27 September 1982 (age 34)
Paris, France
Education  • London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA)
 • Sorbonne University
Occupation Actor, artist
Years active 2008–present

Edward Akrout (born 27 September 1982) is an Franco-British artist and actor.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Paris, Akrout grew up between France and England. He studied philosophy at The Sorbonne before attending Le Cours Florent in Paris for theatre, followed by time at the National Institute in Bucharest.

Akrout moved to England where he studied acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). Since graduating in 2008, Akrout has been prominent on both the screen and the stage.[1]

He is the grandson of Air Commodore Anthony Norman Davis DSO DFC (14 August 1918 – 1988) a British Royal Air Force officer who served as a pilot during the Second World War.[2]

Career[edit]

Akrout is best known for his role as The Dauphin in The Hollow Crown.[3] Other roles include Yves D'Allegre in The Borgias,[4] Pierre Longchamp in Mr Selfridge and Edward Steichen in Rodin directed by Jacques Doillon. He lives between London, New York and Paris.[5][6]

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Art[edit]

Born into an artistic family, painting came naturally to Akrout and has remained a passion of his.[7] After selling his work privately for many years, he publicly debuted his artwork in February 2015 in response to overwhelming demand.[8] He is represented by Lahd Gallery. His work can be seen in London, Athenes and New York City His artistic designs are contemporary abstract, consisting of oil paintings along with acrylic, ink and charcoal drawings.[9][10][11][12]

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