Layke Anderson

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Layke Anderson
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Born Jonathan Layke Anderson
(1983-10-10) October 10, 1983 (age 33)
London, United Kingdom
Years active 2003 - present

Layke Anderson (October 10, 1983) is an award-winning British film director and former actor.

He starred opposite Udo Kier and Stephen Fry in the 2009 Luxembourgian-German drama House of Boys, though left acting behind shortly after to explore working behind the scenes.[1] Other acting credits include Richard Attenborough’s Closing the Ring, action-horror Re-Kill, and Babylon (TV series) directed by Danny Boyle.

Anderson's directorial debut Dylan's Room, starring Joanna Scanlan, screened at over thirty international film festivals winning multiple awards, and was later nominated for a British Independent Film Award.[2] Dylan's Room was followed by the experimental film, Happy Thoughts.


Director / Writer / Editor
  • 2012: Dylan's Room (short)
  • 2014: Happy Thoughts (short)
  • 2016: Shopping (short)
  • 2003: X2 as X-Kid (uncredited)
  • 2004: Almost Strangers as Heath
  • 2006: Communism and Football as Eduard Streltsov
  • 2007: Dolphins as Lawrence
  • 2007: Popcorn as Cool Guy
  • 2007: Closing the Ring as Army Corporal
  • 2008: The Chef's Letter as The Young Man
  • 2009: House of Boys as Frank
  • 2012: The Equestrian as Freddie Forester
  • 2013: Babylon (TV series)
  • 2015: Re-Kill as Tom Falkirk


For Dylan's Room:

  • "Best Short Film" Cambridge Film Festival 2012[3]
  • "Best Short Drama" Isle of Wight Film Festival 2012[4]
  • "Best Drama" Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2012[5]
  • "Media Award" Tirana International Film Festival 2012[6]
  • "Special Mention" Leeds International Film Festival 2012[7]
  • "Highly Commended" Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival 2012[8]
  • "Best Drama" The Van d'Or Independent Film Awards 2013[9]

The film was also long-listed for Best UK Short by BAFTA in 2012.

For Happy Thoughts:

  • "Online Award" Tirana International Film Festival 2014[10]
  • "Palmares Social Action - Experimental & Ficción" International Euro Film Festival 2014[11]
  • "Best Editing" Grand OFF World Independent Film Awards 2015[12]

For Shopping:

  • "Best Short Film" Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival (UK) 2017
  • "Best Short Film" East Coast Film Festival (UK) 2016
  • "Special Mention" Anon Film Festival (UK) 2016

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