Joe Alwyn

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Joe Alwyn
Born Joseph Matthew Alwyn[1]
(1991-02-21) 21 February 1991 (age 27)[1]
North London, England
Alma mater University of Bristol
Royal Central School of Speech & Drama (BA)
Years active 2015–present

Joseph Matthew Alwyn (born 21 February 1991), known better as Joe Alwyn, is an English actor. He is known for playing the title role in the film Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk.

Early life[edit]

Alwyn was born to a psychotherapist mother and a documentary filmmaker father.[2] Raised in the Crouch End/Tufnell Park area of London,[2][3] he was educated at the City of London School.[2] Although an "introverted" child,[4] he secretly wanted to be an actor.[5] He became a member of the National Youth Theatre in his late teens.[6] While studying English literature and drama at the University of Bristol,[4] he acted in two student productions at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.[7] After graduating in 2012, he completed a BA in acting at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama.[6]

Career[edit]

Within two weeks of his graduate showcase, in early 2015,[8][9] Alwyn was cast in the lead role of Ang Lee's 2016 war drama, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk,[10][11] based on Ben Fountain's novel.[12] In 2017, he had a supporting role in the British drama film The Sense of an Ending.[13]

In 2018,[14] he will appear in the period film The Favourite[15] as well as in Mary Queen of Scots.[16]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
2016 Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk Billy Lynn Ang Lee
2017 The Sense of an Ending Adrian Finn Ritesh Batra
2018 Operation Finale Klaus Eichmann Chris Weitz Post-production
Boy Erased Henry Joel Edgerton Post-production
The Favourite Samuel Masham Yorgos Lanthimos Post-production
Mary Queen of Scots Robert Dudley Josie Rourke Post-production

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Joe Alwyn". Glamour. UK: Condé Nast. Archived from the original on 8 January 2018. Retrieved 13 September 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c McLean, Craig (9 February 2017). "Joe Alwyn: the Crouch End boy taking Hollywood by storm". London Evening Standard. UK. Archived from the original on 9 February 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2017. ...26-year-old Crouch Ender... 
  3. ^ Flynn, Paul (4 November 2016). "Joe Alwyn Was Destined To Be a Star". i-D. I-D.Vice.com. Archived from the original on 26 February 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Bright Future". Esquire. UK. 11 November 2016. Archived from the original on 11 November 2016. Retrieved 20 May 2017 – via PressReader.com. 
  5. ^ Powers, John (16 August 2016). "Breakout Star Joe Alwyn on Landing the Role of a Lifetime". Vogue. Archived from the original on 9 June 2017. Retrieved 21 May 2017. 
  6. ^ a b "Joe Alwyn on CSSD". Royal Central School of Speech & Drama,. Archived from the original on 1 March 2017. Retrieved 30 July 2015. 
  7. ^ Ford, Rebecca; Kit, Borys (25 February 2015). "Ang Lee's 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' Finds Lead". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 30 March 2016. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  8. ^ "Royal Central School of Speech And Drama BA Acting Showcase 2015". The Stage. 26 January 2015. Archived from the original on 9 June 2017. Retrieved 21 May 2017. 
  9. ^ Fear, David (11 November 2016). "Joe Alwyn: Meet the Breakout Star of 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk'". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 17 November 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2017. 
  10. ^ Erbland, Kate (10 November 2016). "Meet Joe Alwyn, Breakout Star of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk". IndieWire.com. Archived from the original on 15 January 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017. 
  11. ^ Akel, Joseph (13 September 2016). "Front and Center with Joe Alwyn". VMan. Retrieved 21 May 2017. 
  12. ^ Kroll, Justin (25 February 2015). "Ang Lee Picks Newcomer Joe Alwyn for TriStar's 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk'". Variety. Archived from the original on 28 February 2017. Retrieved 30 July 2015. 
  13. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (8 September 2015). "CBS Films Pre-Buys 'The Sense of an Ending' – Toronto". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on 2 February 2016. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  14. ^ "The Favourite". British Council: Film. Archived from the original on 9 June 2017. Retrieved 24 May 2017. 
  15. ^ Ford, Rebecca (3 March 2017). "'Billy Lynn' Star Joe Alwyn Joins Emma Stone in 'The Favourite' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 4 March 2017. Retrieved 4 March 2017. 
  16. ^ "Joe Alwyn Joins Margot Robbie in 'Mary Queen of Scots' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 13 June 2017. 

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