Harry Charles Salusbury Lloyd
17 November 1983
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Captain Peter Dickens
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", Viserys Targaryen in the first season of the HBO series Game of Thrones, Peter Quayle in the series Counterpart and Bernard Marx in the series Brave New World. He has also appeared on stage, and in films including The Theory of Everything and Anthropoid.
Early life, family, and education
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 the great-great-great-grandson of Victorian writer Charles Dickens through his mother, who is the daughter of Captain Peter Dickens, RN, and the great-granddaughter of barrister Henry Fielding Dickens. One of his maternal great-grandfathers was Rear-Admiral Henry Blagrove, and another maternal ancestor was composer and pianist Ignaz Moscheles. Lloyd is a cousin of biographer and writer Lucinda Hawksley, and actor and performer Gerald Dickens. Lloyd is a keen football fan and an avid supporter of Chelsea F.C.
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, starring alongside Felicity Jones. 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 appeared as Sir Edmund Mortimer in the BBC television film The Hollow Crown: Henry IV, Part 1, and 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 fictionalised 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 fictionalised version of himself. The following year he played Adolf Opálka in the epic war film Anthropoid, also starring Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy. He also appeared in the ITV series Marcella. He returned to the stage for the production Good Canary at the Rose Theatre, which was directed by John Malkovich in the role of the protagonist. In 2017, he filmed for the part of Peter Quayle in the science fiction thriller series Counterpart with J. K. Simmons, and starred as young Joe Castleman in the film The Wife, an adaptation of the book by Meg Wolitzer, opposite Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce (the latter playing the older Joe).
|2011||Jane Eyre||Richard Mason||Cary Fukunaga|
|The Iron Lady||Young Denis Thatcher||Phyllida Lloyd|
|2013||Closer to the Moon||Virgil||Nae Caranfil|
|2014||Big Significant Things||Craig Harrison||Bryan Reisberg|
|The Riot Club||Lord Riot||Lone Scherfig|
|The Theory of Everything||Brian||James Marsh|
|2015||Narcopolis||Ben Grieves||Justin Trefgarne|
|The Show||Geoffrey||James Alexandrou|
|2016||Anthropoid||Adolf Opálka||Sean Ellis|
|2017||The Wife||Young Joe Castleman||Björn Runge|
|2019||Philophobia||Mr Jackson||Guy Davies|
|2022||The Lost King||Richard III||Stephen Frears|
|2009||Oscar & Jim||Gerry||Iain Weatherby|
|2011||The Half-Light||Second Man||Prasanna Puwanarajah|
|1999||David Copperfield||Young James Steerforth||Television film|
|2002||Goodbye, Mr. Chips||Young Rivers||Television film|
|2005||Murder Investigation Team||Matt Pattinson||Episode: "Phone Tag"|
|The Bill||Matt Richie||Episode: "A Social Decision"|
|2006||Holby City||Damon Hughes||Episode: "Flight of the Bumblebee"|
|Vital Signs||Jason Bradley||5 episodes|
|Genie in the House||Nev||Episode: "Puppy Love"|
|2006–2007||Robin Hood||Will Scarlett||Main role; 26 episodes|
|2007||Doctor Who||Jeremy Baines||2 episodes|
|2008||Heroes and Villains||Lucas||Episode: "Richard the Lionheart"|
|The Devil's Whore||Prince Rupert of the Rhine||Episode #1|
|2009||Lewis||Peter||Episode: "Counter Culture Blues"|
|Taking the Flak||Alexander Taylor-Pierce||Main role; 5 episodes|
|2011||Game of Thrones||Viserys Targaryen||Main role; 5 episodes|
Nominated – Scream Award for Best Ensemble
|Great Expectations||Herbert Pocket||Miniseries; 2 episodes|
|2012||The Hollow Crown: Henry IV, Part 1||Sir Edmund Mortimer||Television film|
|The Fear||Matty Beckett||Miniseries; 4 episodes|
Nominated – British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actor
|2014||Manhattan||Paul Crosley||Main role; 23 episodes|
|2015||Wolf Hall||Lord Henry Percy, 6th Earl of Northumberland||Miniseries; 3 episodes|
|2016||Marcella||Henry Gibson||8 episodes|
|2017–2019||Counterpart||Peter Quayle||Main role; 18 episodes|
|2018||Hang Ups||Nathan Slater||4 episodes|
|2019||Legion||Charles Xavier||3 episodes|
|2020||Brave New World||Bernard Marx||Main role|
|2003||Kiss of the Spider Woman||Valentin Arregui Paz||Oxford University Dramatic Society|
|2005||The Comedy of Errors||Antipholus of Syracuse||Oxford University Dramatic Society|
|2008||The Sea||Willy Carson||Theatre Royal Haymarket|
|2009||A View from the Bridge||Rodolpho||Duke of York's Theatre|
|2010||The Little Dog Laughed||Alex||Garrick Theatre|
|2012||The Duchess of Malfi||Duke Ferdinand||The Old Vic|
|2014||Notes From Underground||Underground Man||Various in Paris; Print Room Coronet in London|
|2016||Good Canary||Jack||Rose Theatre|
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- "A Tale of Two". People. 53 (16). 24 April 2000.
- "The boy with Dickens in his blood". London Evening Standard. 21 December 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
- 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.
- Bledsoe, Robert Terrell (9 February 2012). Dickens, Journalism, Music: 'Household Words' and 'All the Year Round'. ISBN 9781441150875.
- Nayder, Lillian (15 February 2012). The Other Dickens: A Life of Catherine Hogarth. ISBN 978-0801465062.
- "The Men in Blazers Show with Harry Lloyd". Men in Blazers. 16 January 2019. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
- 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[dead link]. The Daily Telegraph.
- "NEWS NEW DOCTOR WHO UNVEILED Music, movie & Entertainment News". 17 December 2007. Archived from the original on 17 December 2007.
- "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. Archived from the original on 27 December 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.
- Lang, Jamie; Lang, Jamie (1 September 2021). "Pathé Shares First-Look Image of Sally Hawkins Starrer 'The Lost King' – Global Bulletin". Variety. Retrieved 13 September 2021.
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