Lloyd in March 2010
|Born||Harry Charles Salusbury Lloyd
17 November 1983
|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.
Lloyd was born in London, the son of Marion Evelyn (née Dickens), a children's publisher, and Jonathan Lloyd, who heads a literary agency. 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. His maternal great-grandfather was Rear-Admiral Henry Blagrove. 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. In 2002, he was cast as young Rivers in Goodbye Mr Chips. He went on to study English at Christ Church, Oxford, 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. 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.
In 2011, Lloyd appeared as Viserys Targaryen in the HBO series Game of Thrones. He also appeared in the BBC comedy Taking The Flak, and as Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations. 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. 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.
Lloyd's work has gathered him a fanbase and a small number of unofficial websites run by fans, although he has stated that he is not affiliated with any site because he does not "ever want to become public property". He has been in a relationship for 3 years with his colleague and productrice Jayne Hong. Together they adopted a dog, Zoe.
|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|
|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
|2015||Wolf Hall||Lord Henry Percy, 6th Earl of Northumberland|
|2003||Kiss of the Spider Woman||Valentin||Oxford University Dramatic Society|
|?||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||Note for Underground||Man||Coronet Cinema|
|2016||Good Canary||Jack||Rose Theatre|
- "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.
- "The boy with Dickens in his blood". London Evening Standard. 21 December 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
- "A Tale of Two". People. 53 (16). 24 April 2000.
- Royal Navy (RN) Officers 1939-1945 Retrieved 26 October 2014.
- Great, Great, Great Expectations; Dickens' descendant to star in TV drama TheFreeLibrary.com. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
- Alice Jones (14 April 2011). "Harry Lloyd: The man who would be king". The Independent. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
- "Eton spawns a new breed of stage and screen luminaries". The Guardian. 21 January 2012. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
- Koenig, Rhoda (13 January 2007). "Bash, Trafalgar Studios, London – IWitness, Finborough, London – Postcards from God, Jermyn Theatre, London". The Independent.
- The violent faces of faith | Theatre. This is London (12 January 2007).
- Shuttleworth, Ian. (11 January 2007) / Arts & Weekend – Bash, Trafalgar Studio 2, London. Financial Times.
- Chilling glimpses of nastiness – Telegraph. The Daily Telegraph.
- NEWS NEW DOCTOR WHO UNVEILED Music, movie & Entertainment News
- "Game of Thrones' Harry Lloyd: Viserys' Wig Is the Secret to Waking the Dragon". tvguide.com. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
- "Game Of Thrones Season 2: Samwell Tarly is "going to change"". scifinow.co.uk. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
- "George RR Martin's Live Journal". 19 July 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
- "'Misfits' star for new Channel 4 drama". digitalspy.com. 28 September 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
- "Interview: Harry Lloyd Talks Game of Thrones & Supreme Tweeter". denofgeek.com. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
- Walker, Tim. "'I love period dramas. Being biracial, I wasn't necessarily going to turn up on Downton Abbey': Gugu Mbatha-Raw interview". Standard.
- harrylloydfans: The Stage 25 Feb 2010 article. Harrylloydfans.livejournal.com. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
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