Harry Treadaway

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Harry Treadaway
Treadaway at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International
Harry John Newman Treadaway

(1984-09-10) 10 September 1984 (age 39)
Exeter, Devon, England
Years active2005–present
PartnerHolliday Grainger (2015–present)
RelativesLuke Treadaway (twin brother)

Harry John Newman Treadaway[1][better source needed] (born 10 September 1984) is a British actor. His credits include Control (2007), Fish Tank (2009), Pelican Blood (2010), Flight of the Storks (2012), Mr. Mercedes (2017-2018), The Crown (2019), Star Trek: Picard (2020), Deceit (2021), and The Chemistry of Death (2023).

Early life and education[edit]

Born at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in Exeter, Devon,[2] Treadaway was brought up in Sandford, Devon. His father is an architect and his mother is a primary school teacher.[3] Treadaway attended Queen Elizabeth's Community College in Crediton, Devon, where he played in the twice Devon Cup winning Rugby Union team.[4]

Inspired by a love of Eddie Vedder[4] and with support from their secondary school drama teacher,[5] the twins formed a band called Lizardsun. They also both joined the National Youth Theatre.[5]

Treadaway studied acting at LAMDA and graduated in 2006.[6]


While still at drama school, he had his professional debut in Brothers of the Head, alongside his twin brother Luke Treadaway,[2] a feature film about conjoined twin brothers in a punk rock band.[6] He played Tom Howe, the band's rhythm guitarist and songwriter, and his brother Luke played Barry Howe, the lead singer.[6] The Treadaways performed all tracks featured in the film themselves live on stage, as well as recording nine tracks for the sound-track album.[6]

In 2007, he acted in the Tiger Aspect film Recovery.[2] He starred as Mark Brogan on the Channel 4 series Cape Wrath (known as Meadowlands in the United states).[2] Treadaway played Joy Division drummer Stephen Morris in the film Control,(2008). He appeared in the Channel 4 television movie The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall in 2008.[2]

In 2009, he starred in the Johnny Kevorkian–directed horror film The Disappeared,[2] and the children's science fiction-fantasy film City of Ember.[7] The same year, he made his stage debut in Over There, a play by Mark Ravenhill, alongside his twin brother Luke at the Royal Court Theatre in 2009.[7]

In 2011, he starred as title character James Furlong in the Irish film The Last Furlong.[2] In 2014, he played Victor Frankenstein in the Showtime TV series Penny Dreadful.[2]

In 2016, he was cast as one of the leads in Audience's Mr. Mercedes, based on the novel of the same name.[2] His part was that of Brady Hartsfield, a brilliant young psychopath who decides to engage in a cat-and-mouse game with Gleeson's Bill Hodges. Anton Yelchin had originally been given the role of Hartsfield, but following Yelchin's death in June 2016, it was announced that his role had been recast with Treadaway assuming the part.[8]

In 2019, Treadaway played Roddy Llewellyn in the third series of Netflix's The Crown.[9] He portrayed the Romulan Narek in the first season of CBS All Access's Star Trek: Picard.[10][11]

In 2021, he played Detective Inspector Keith Pedder in the Metropolitan Police drama Deceit, about a real-life undercover operation investigating the killing of Rachel Nickell in 1992.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Treadaway is the twin brother of the actor Luke Treadaway.

In 2021, he and his partner Holliday Grainger had twins.[12]



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Brothers of the Head Tom Howe Nominated—BIFA Most Promising Newcomer[13]
2007 Control Stephen Morris
2008 City of Ember Doon Harrow
2008 The Disappeared Matthew Ryan
2008 Love You More Peter Short film
2009 Fish Tank Billy
2010 Pelican Blood Nikko
2011 Albatross Jake
2011 The Last Furlong James Furlong
2012 Cockneys vs Zombies Andy Macguire
2013 The Lone Ranger Frank
2014 Honeymoon Paul


2016 The Rack Pack Alex Higgins
2018 Gringo Miles
2019 Halo of Stars Chicci Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Afterlife Liam Episode: "Roadside Bouquets"
2006 Agatha Christie's Marple George Erskine Episode: "Sleeping Murder"
2007 Cape Wrath Mark Brogan Main role - 8 episodes
2007 Recovery Dean Hamilton Television film
2008 The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall Billy Television film
2011 The Night Watch Duncan Pearce Television film
2012 Flight of the Storks Jonathan Anselme Main role - 2 episodes
2013 Truckers Glen Davies Main role - 5 episodes
2014–2016 Penny Dreadful Victor Frankenstein Main role - 27 episodes
2017–2018 Mr. Mercedes Brady Hartsfield Main role - 20 episodes
2019 The Crown Roddy Llewellyn Episodes: S3.E10: "Cri de Coeur" S4.E7: "The Hereditary Principle"
2020 Star Trek: Picard Narek Main role - 8 episodes
2021 Deceit DI Keith Pedder Main role - 4 episodes
2023 The Chemistry of Death David Hunter Main role - 6 episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2006 British Independent Film Awards Most Promising Newcomer (shared with Luke Treadaway) Brothers of the Head Nominated [13]
2018 Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Television Series – Drama Mr. Mercedes Nominated


  1. ^ Births, Marriages & Deaths Index of England & Wales, 1916-2005.; at ancestry.com
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Harry Treadaway Credits". tvguide.com. Retrieved 23 July 2023.
  3. ^ "Homepage : Sam Treadaway". samtreadaway.com.
  4. ^ a b "Luke Treadaway". ShortList.com. Archived from the original on 22 March 2013. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  5. ^ a b Brakham, Patrick (11 May 2011). "Luke Treadaway: Hello aliens, fancy a spliff?". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  6. ^ a b c d "Interview with The Lone Ranger actor Harry Treadawy". 13 July 2013. Archived from the original on 31 December 2013.
  7. ^ a b "Introducing… Harry Treadaway". officiallondontheatre.com. 21 August 2013.
  8. ^ Stanhope, Kate (13 October 2016). "Mr. Mercedes Series: Harry Treadaway Tapped to Replace Anton Yelchin (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
  9. ^ Edwards, Chris (21 January 2019). "The Crown season 3 recreates Princess Margaret's affair in new set pictures with Helena Bonham Carter". Digital Spy.
  10. ^ Hughes, William (17 April 2019). "Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway join Patrick Stewart's Picard show". The A.V. Club.
  11. ^ "First Picard Trailer Boldly Brings Seven of Nine, Data Back to Star Trek". Vanity Fair. 21 July 2019.
  12. ^ "Actress Holliday Grainger gives birth to newborn twins with beau Harry Treadaway". Daily Mirror. 29 May 2021.
  13. ^ a b "BIFA 2006 Winners and Nominations - Most promising newcomer". bifa.film. 2006.

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