Ferdia Walsh-Peelo at the 2016 Dublin International Film Festival
Ferdia Walsh-Peelo (born October 12, 1999) is an Irish actor and musician. He is best known for playing Conor 'Cosmo' Lawlor in his debut film Sing Street in 2016, and as King Alfred the Great in Vikings.
Born in Ashford, County Wicklow, he began his musical career as a boy soprano at the age of seven coached by his mother, soprano Toni Walsh. Winning many prizes throughout his early years, he was eventually cast in Mozart's Magic Flute aged twelve, which toured Ireland. Walsh-Peelo followed this up with the part of Miles in Britten's Turn of the Screw. In 2012, he appeared on Irish television in the famous Late Late Toy Show singing and playing piano.
He is also the Ambassador for UNICEF Ireland's program 'Emergency Lessons', aimed at providing education to children caught up in emergencies.
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