Iain De Caestecker
|Iain De Caestecker|
Iain De Caestecker at PaleyFest 2014
|Born||29 December 1987 (age 29)
Iain De Caestecker (/ / EE-ən də KASS-kər; born 29 December 1987) is a Scottish actor, best known for his roles in films Shell (2012), In Fear (2013), Not Another Happy Ending (2013), Lost River (2014) and as Agent Leopold Fitz in the television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
His mother, Dr Linda de Caestecker, is Director of Public Health (DPH) for the National Health Service (NHS) Greater Glasgow and Clyde, the largest health board in Scotland. She has previously been an obstetrician and gynecologist, working in different parts of the UK and in West Africa. She is also an honorary professor at the University of Glasgow.
De Caestecker began his acting career as a child. In 2000 he landed a minor role in comedy horror film The Little Vampire before appearing in the United Kingdom television shows Coronation Street and Lip Service.
He played the male lead in two high-profile BBC series — the BAFTA-winning “Best Drama Series” The Fades, as well as Young James Herriot for which he was nominated for a BAFTA Scotland Award for “Best Actor/Actress – Television”.
In Fear, in which he co-starred opposite Alice Englert, premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews. In that same year he could be seen in feature films Filth, with James McAvoy and Jim Broadbent, and Not Another Happy Ending opposite Karen Gillan. The latter earned him his second BAFTA Scotland Award nomination, this time in the “Best Actor/Actress – Film" category.
An emerging star in the UK, De Caestecker is quickly making a name for himself in the U.S. Upon his first trip to Los Angeles in 2012, the actor landed a series regular role on the much-anticipated Joss Whedon TV series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
The series takes place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, following character Agent Phil Coulson and his small team of agents, De Caestecker's Leo Fitz among them. In 2014 De Caestecker received the SET Engineer Award for his role as Fitz, an engineer and weapons and technology expert at S.H.I.E.L.D. The SET Awards honor excellence in science, engineering, and technology portrayal in the media and entertainment industries.
In 2016, his S.H.I.E.L.D. character was animated for an episode of Disney XD's Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man Vs. The Sinister 6, the actor lent his voice.
After a comprehensive search, De Caestecker was cast in the lead role of Ryan Gosling’s feature directorial debut Lost River, with a cast including Saoirse Ronan, Christina Hendricks and Ben Mendelsohn. The film premiered in competition in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, and was released in the United States on 10 April 2015.
|1999||Billy and Zorba||Billy||Short film|
|2000||The Little Vampire||Nigel|
|2003||16 Years of Alcohol||Frankie (as a boy)|
|2003||All Over Brazil||Steven||Short film|
|2013||In Fear||Tom||Official Selection 2013 Sundance Film Festival|
|2013||Not Another Happy Ending||Roddy||Nominated - 2013 British Academy Scotland Awards, Best Actor - Film|
|2014||Lost River||Bones||Official Selection 2014 Cannes Film Festival|
|2014||Liam & Lenka||Liam||Short film|
|2001||Monarch of the Glen||Angus 'Ricky' MacDonald||1 Episode: "Episode #2.8"
Credited as 'Iain Decaestecker'
|2001–03||Coronation Street||Adam Barlow||Recurring
|2002||Rockface||Dan||1 Episode: "Episode #1.3"|
|2009||River City||Stuart||1 Episode: "Episode #1.607"|
|2009||Taggart||Davy Kincaid||1 Episode: "So Long Baby"|
|2010||Lip Service||Darren||4 Episodes|
|2011||The Fades||Paul Roberts||TV Mini-Series
Winner - 2012 British Academy Television Awards, Best Drama Series
|2011||Young James Herriot||James Herriot||TV Mini-Series
Nominated - 2012 British Academy Scotland Awards, Best Actor - Television
|2012||The Secret of Crickley Hall||Percy Judd||TV Mini-Series
|2013–present||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Agent Leo Fitz||Main cast
|2016||Ultimate Spider-Man vs The Sinister 6||Agent Leo Fitz (voice)||1 Episode: "Lizards"|
|2016||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot||Agent Leo Fitz||Web Series
1 Episode: "Progress"
|2012||Assassin's Creed III||Fillan McCarthy (voice)|
|2013||"Please Don't Say You Love Me"||Gabrielle Aplin||Boyfriend|
Awards and nominations
|2012||BAFTA Scotland Award||Best Actor/Actress - Television||Young James Herriot||Nominated|
|2013||Best Actor/Actress - Film||Not Another Happy Ending||Nominated|
|2014||SET Awards||SET Engineer Award||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Won|
|2015||TVLine's Performer of the Week||Performance in "Laws of Nature"||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Won|
- Dobbins, Amanda (12 September 2013). "HAIM, Llewyn Davis, and Chiwetel Ejiofor: Your Fall 2013 Pronunciation Guide". Vulture. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
- "Twitter/Lil_Henstridge: Haaaaappy Birthday Mr". Twitter.com. 29 December 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
- "Twitter/IMBrettDalton: @AgentsofSHIELD happy birthday". Twitter.com. 29 December 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
- "LA-based British actor Iain De Caestecker: ‘I miss the rain quite a lot'". Metro UK. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
- "The hunt is on to find the Queen of Scots who makes real difference to the lives of others". eveningtimes.co.uk. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
- Galkin, Alexandra. "Discovery: Iain De Caestecker". Interview. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
- "Young James Herriot Nominated for BAFTA Scotland Best Director & Best Actor 2012". Shed Productions. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
- Goldberg, Lesley (13 November 2012). "Joss Whedon's 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' Pilot Adds Two Agents (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 13 November 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
- "SET Awards Honorees 2014". SET Awards. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
- "Performer of the Week: S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Iain De Caestecker". TV Line. 3 October 2015.
- "Breakout TV Performances We're Thankful For". Variety. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
- "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s FitzSimmons are getting their very own Marvel crossover". E!Online. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
- Fleming, Jr., Mike (17 June 2013). "Iain DeCaestecker Gets Lead In Ryan Gosling-Directed 'How To Catch A Monster'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
- "2014 Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
- Cavanaugh, Patrick (July 11, 2015). "SDCC 2015: Celebrate the World of Marvel Animation". Marvel.com. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
- Prudom, Laura (March 8, 2016). "Watch: ‘Agents of SHIELD’ Favorites Fitz and Simmons Get Animated for ‘Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man’". Variety.com. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
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