Harry Lloyd

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Harry Lloyd
Harry Lloyd 2010.jpg
Lloyd in March 2010
Born Harry Charles Salusbury Lloyd[1]
(1983-11-17) 17 November 1983 (age 33)
London, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999–present
Relatives Charles Dickens (great-great-great-grandfather)

Harry Charles Salusbury Lloyd (born 17 November 1983) is an English actor. He is known for his roles as Will Scarlet in the 2006 BBC drama Robin Hood, Jeremy Baines in the 2007 Doctor Who episodes "Human Nature" and "The Family of Blood", and Viserys Targaryen in the HBO series Game of Thrones.

He is the great-great-great-grandson of author Charles Dickens.[2]

Early life[edit]

Lloyd was born in London, the son of Marion Evelyn (née Dickens), a children's publisher, and Jonathan Lloyd, who heads a literary agency.[3] He is a great-great-great-grandson of the Victorian writer Charles Dickens through his mother, who is the daughter of Captain Peter Dickens, RN.[2] His maternal great-grandfather was Rear-Admiral Henry Blagrove.[4][5] He is the cousin of biographer and writer Lucinda Hawksley, and actor and performer Gerald Dickens.

Lloyd was educated at Eton College and, while there, made his television debut at the age of 16 as James Steerforth in the BBC's 1999 adaptation of David Copperfield opposite Daniel Radcliffe.[6][7] In 2002, he was cast as young Rivers in Goodbye Mr Chips. He went on to study English at Christ Church, Oxford,[6] where he joined the Oxford University Dramatic Society and appeared in several plays like Kiss of the Spider Woman and The Comedy of Errors. He toured Japan with The Comedy of Errors for the society's 2005 summer tour. He left the University of Oxford in 2005, graduating with an upper second-class degree.


In 2007, Lloyd made his professional stage debut at the Trafalgar Studios in A Gaggle of Saints, one of three short plays that make up Neil LaBute's Bash, for which he received many positive reviews.[8][9][10][11] He played Jeremy Baines, a student whose mind is taken over by a species of aliens called the Family of Blood, in the Doctor Who episodes "Human Nature" and "The Family of Blood". He was suggested as a possible candidate to play the Doctor when David Tennant left the role.[12]

In 2011, Lloyd appeared as Viserys Targaryen in the HBO series Game of Thrones.[13][14][15] He also appeared in the BBC comedy Taking The Flak, and as Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations.[2] He had small roles in Jane Eyre and The Iron Lady, and starred as the son of a gangster in The Fear, which aired on Channel 4 in December 2012.[16] In 2012, he played Ferdinand, The Duke of Calabria, in The Duchess of Malfi at the Old Vic in London. He took on his first leading role in the feature film Closer to the Moon, released in 2014. Lloyd also appeared as Stephen Hawking's fictionalized roommate Brian in the Best Picture nominated film The Theory of Everything, alongside Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne and Academy Award nominee Felicity Jones.

In 2015, Lloyd co-created the web series Supreme Tweeter, in which he stars as a fictionalized version of himself.[17][18]



Year Title Role Notes
1999 David Copperfield Young Steerforth
2002 Goodbye, Mr. Chips Young Rivers
2009 Oscar & Jim Gerry Short film
2011 The Half-Light Second man Short film
2011 Jane Eyre Richard Mason
2011 The Iron Lady Young Denis Thatcher
2012 The Hollow Crown: Henry IV, Part 1 Mortimer
2014 Closer to the Moon Virgil
2014 The Theory of Everything Brian
2014 The Riot Club Lord Ryot
2014 Big Significant Things Craig Harrison
2015 The Show Geoffrey
2015 Narcopolis Ben Grieves
2015 Anthropoid Adolf Opálka
2017 The Wife Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Murder Investigation Team Matt Pattinson Series 2, Episode 1
2005 The Bill Matt Richie Episode 377
2006 Holby City Damon Hughes Episode: "Flight of the Bumblebee"
2006 Vital Signs Jason Bradley 5 episodes
2006 Genie in the House Nev Episode: "Puppy Love"
2006–2007 Robin Hood Will Scarlett 26 episodes
2007 Doctor Who Jeremy Baines / "Son of Mine" 2 episodes: Human Nature/The Family of Blood
2008 Heroes and Villains Lucas Episode: "Richard the Lionheart"
2008 The Devil's Whore Prince Rupert Series 1, Episode 1
2009 Lewis Peter Episode: "Counter Culture Blues"
2009 Taking the Flak Alexander Taylor-Pierce 5 episodes
2011 Game of Thrones Viserys Targaryen 5 episodes
Nominated – Scream Award for Best Ensemble
2011 Great Expectations Herbert Pocket
2012 The Fear Matty Beckett 4 episodes
Nominated – British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actor
2014 Manhattan Paul Crosley
2015 Wolf Hall Lord Henry Percy, 6th Earl of Northumberland
2016 Marcella Henry Gibson Main Role


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Kiss of the Spider Woman Valentin Oxford University Dramatic Society
2005 The Comedy of Errors Antipholus of Syracuse Oxford University Dramatic Society
2008 The Sea Willy Carson Theatre Royal Haymarket
2010 The Little Dog Laughed Alex Garrick Theatre
2009 A View From the Bridge Rodolpho Duke of York's Theatre
2012 The Duchess of Malfi Ferdinand The Old Vic
2014 Notes From Underground Man Paris - Various; London - Print Room Coronet
2016 Good Canary Jack Rose Theatre

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Gemma Arterton, Rupert Friend, Tamsin Greig and Harry Lloyd were Fresh off Stage". BBC Radio 1. BBC News. 16 March 2010. Retrieved 26 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "The boy with Dickens in his blood". London Evening Standard. 21 December 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "A Tale of Two". People. 53 (16). 24 April 2000. 
  4. ^ Royal Navy (RN) Officers 1939-1945 Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  5. ^ Great, Great, Great Expectations; Dickens' descendant to star in TV drama TheFreeLibrary.com. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  6. ^ a b Alice Jones (14 April 2011). "Harry Lloyd: The man who would be king". The Independent. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Eton spawns a new breed of stage and screen luminaries". The Guardian. 21 January 2012. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  8. ^ Koenig, Rhoda (13 January 2007). "Bash, Trafalgar Studios, London – IWitness, Finborough, London – Postcards from God, Jermyn Theatre, London". The Independent. 
  9. ^ The violent faces of faith | Theatre. This is London (12 January 2007).
  10. ^ Shuttleworth, Ian. (11 January 2007) / Arts & Weekend – Bash, Trafalgar Studio 2, London. Financial Times.
  11. ^ Chilling glimpses of nastiness – Telegraph. The Daily Telegraph.
  12. ^ NEWS NEW DOCTOR WHO UNVEILED Music, movie & Entertainment News
  13. ^ "Game of Thrones' Harry Lloyd: Viserys' Wig Is the Secret to Waking the Dragon". tvguide.com. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  14. ^ "Game Of Thrones Season 2: Samwell Tarly is "going to change"". scifinow.co.uk. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  15. ^ "George RR Martin's Live Journal". 19 July 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2009. 
  16. ^ "'Misfits' star for new Channel 4 drama". digitalspy.com. 28 September 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  17. ^ http://www.supremetweeter.com/about-1/
  18. ^ "Interview: Harry Lloyd Talks Game of Thrones & Supreme Tweeter". denofgeek.com. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 

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