Louis Hynes

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Louis Hynes
Born (2001-10-09) 9 October 2001 (age 17)
Oxford, England
Years active2015–present
Known forA Series of Unfortunate Events

Louis Oliver Hynes (born 9 October 2001) is an English actor. He is best known for his leading role as Klaus Baudelaire in the Netflix series A Series of Unfortunate Events, which ran from 2017 to 2019.

Personal life[edit]

Louis Hynes was born and raised in Oxford, England, the middle of three children. Hynes plays bass guitar when he is not acting.[1] He loves live music and goes to gigs as often as possible. He lives with his parents, Andrew and Lisa Hynes, his elder brother Milo, and younger sister Lara just outside Oxford.


Hynes began his career in an acclaimed performance as Franzl in Intermezzo produced by Bruno Ravello at Garsington Opera.[2][3] He played Young Alaric in the History Channel's series Barbarians Rising. From 2017 to 2019 he starred as Klaus Baudelaire in three seasons of the Netflix mystery-drama A Series of Unfortunate Events.[4] In July 2017 he appeared in a new adaptation of The Saint which was released on Netflix. He played the role of the young Simon Templar. It was filmed in 2015.


Year Title Role Notes
2016 Barbarians Rising Young Alaric 2 episodes
2017 The Saint Young Simon Templar TV Movie
2017–2019 A Series of Unfortunate Events Klaus Baudelaire 25 episodes; main role


  1. ^ Keaney, Quinn (January 8, 2017). "A Not-So-Unfortunate Chat With the Young Breakout Stars of A Series of Unfortunate Events". Pop Sugar. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
  2. ^ "Profoundly humane vision of Stauss' opera". The Guardian. Retrieved June 10, 2015.
  3. ^ "Intermezzo". The Stage. June 9, 2015. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  4. ^ "Netflix's 'Series Of Unfortunate Events' casts its Violet and Klaus". Entertainment Weekly. January 26, 2016. Retrieved May 19, 2016.

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