Jacob Fortune Lloyd
|Alma mater||University of Oxford|
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Jacob Fortune Lloyd is an English actor known for his role as Francis Weston in BBC's Wolf Hall in 2015, as Francesco Salviati in Medici in 2018, and as Townes for four episodes of the Netflix chess prodigy drama The Queen's Gambit in 2020.
Fortune-Lloyd was born in the West London Borough of Hillingdon. He studied at Oxford University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in English literature. He then went on to train at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating in 2014. As a student, he performed in various plays such as Agamemnon, The Man of Mode, Guys & Dolls, and Medieval Mystery Plays.
As a theatre actor, Fortune-Lloyd starred in a number of Royal Shakespeare Company theatre and other productions, including The Importance of Being Earnest, The Merchant of Venice The Moderate Soprano, Macbeth and Othello.
Fortune-Lloyd starred as Archbishop Francesco Salviati in the medieval drama series Medici in 2018, and has appeared as a Sith fleet officer in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Episode IX). Fortune-Lloyd starred as Francis Weston for five episodes of the BAFTA-winning series Wolf Hall alongside Mark Rylance, Claire Foy, and Jonathan Pryce.
|2019||Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker||Sith Fleet Officer|
Live Streaming Theatre
|2015||Royal Shakespeare Company: The Merchant of Venice||Bassanio|
|2015||Royal Shakespeare Company: Othello||Cassio|
|2018||Oscar Wilde Season: The Importance of Being Earnest||John Worthing|
|2015||Wolf Hall||Francis Weston||5 episodes|
|2016||The Living and the Dead||1920's Man||Episode 6|
|2017||The Collection||Cesar||3 episodes - The Weekend - The Afterglow - The Launch|
|2018||Medici||Francesco Salviati||Season 2 - 7 episodes|
|2018||Endeavour||Don Mercer||Series 5 episode 3 – Passenger|
|2020||Strike Back||Spiegel||2 episodes –Vendetta: Part 3 and 4|
|2020||The Queen's Gambit||Townes||4 episodes - End Game - Middle Game - Doubled Pawns - Exchanges|
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- "The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde" (PDF). empirecinemas.co.uk. Retrieved November 7, 2020.
- "Act 3 Scene 2 The Merchant of Venice 2015". Royal Shakespeare Company. Retrieved November 8, 2020.
- "Three Tragedies Bluray". amazon.com.au. Retrieved November 6, 2020.
- "Jacob Fortune-Lloyd is Francesco Salviati in "#MediciTheMagnificent"". twitter.com. January 22, 2019.
- "Star Wars 9 - The Rise of Skywalker". film-tv.at. Retrieved November 13, 2020.
- "Who Is Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, Who Plays D.L. Townes in 'The Queen's Gambit'?". marieclaire.com. October 28, 2020.
- "What To Know About The Actor Who Plays Beth's Crush On The Queen's Gambit". bustle.com. October 23, 2020.
- "Who Is Townes In 'The Queen's Gambit'? Jacob Fortune-Lloyd's Character Is Intriguing". elitedaily.com. October 26, 2020.