Lucien Laviscount

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Lucien Laviscount
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Laviscount in 2009
Lucien Leon Laviscount

(1992-06-09) 9 June 1992 (age 26)
Burnley, Lancashire

Lucien Leon Laviscount (born 9 June 1992) is a British actor and recording artist best known for his portrayal of Jonah Kirby on popular BBC One drama Waterloo Road.

He first came to prominence in 2007 after starring in teen dramedy Grange Hill. In 2009, Laviscount had a recurring role on iconic British soap opera Coronation Street as Ben Richardson. In 2011, he competed in the rebooted series of Celebrity Big Brother, where he became involved in a love triangle with Amy Childs and Kerry Katona.

In 2012, he made the transition to recording artist with the release of his debut single "Dance With You". He was set to play the lead in the potential series Supernatural: Bloodlines, a spin-off to the CW show Supernatural, which did not get picked up. In 2015, he played a regular character, Earl Grey, in the first season of the horror comedy Scream Queens on FOX. He currently stars as Billy Ayres on Sony Crackle’s crime comedy-drama Snatch.


Laviscount was born in Burnley, Lancashire, and grew up in Ribble Valley in Lancashire. He attended Ribblesdale High School in Clitheroe, where he was awarded 10 GCSEs, and was also a member of Carol Godby's theatre workshop in Bury.[1] His parents are of Afro-Antiguan descent. He has two brothers, Louis and Jules.[2][3]


At the age of 10, Laviscount appeared in an advertising campaign for Marks & Spencer.[4] He secured roles in programmes such as Clocking Off and Johnny and the Bomb before becoming a series regular in BBC One series Grange Hill.[2] Laviscount was then cast as religious swimmer Ben Richardson in Coronation Street. In 2010, Laviscount took part in a charity football match alongside Jack McMullen, Lyndon Ogbourne and other actors in aid of Sport Relief.[5]

On 18 August 2011, Laviscount became a housemate in Channel 5's Celebrity Big Brother 2011.[6] He lasted until the final week, finishing fifth. On the show, he flirted with fellow housemates Amy Childs and Kerry Katona. He found himself torn between the attentions of Katona and Childs which culminated in "Bedgate" where he ended up sharing a bed with the latter after a drunken party.[7] He was dubbed 'Mumbles' by his fellow housemates.[8] In 2011, he also appeared as Jonah Kirby, a school pupil, in the TV show Waterloo Road.[9][10] Laviscount signed with SK Records in 2012, and released his debut single, "Dance With You", featuring American rapper MANN.[11]

On 22 February 2014, it announced that Laviscount would be playing the lead role of Ennis Ross in Supernatural: Bloodlines, a spin-of to the US CW show Supernatural. He appeared in the backdoor pilot episode but the show did not get picked up. In 2015, Laviscount played a series regular role in Fox's US horror comedy series Scream Queens.[12]


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Clocking Off Tom Wood Episode: "Jenny's Story"
2006 Johnny and the Bomb Yo-Less 3 episodes
New Street Law Alfie Episode: "1.7"
2007–2008 Grange Hill Jake Briggs 13 episodes
2008 Life Bites Jake Episode: "1.1"
2009 Father & Son Elijah King Episode: "1.1"
Coronation Street Ben Richardson 34 episodes
2010–2011 Waterloo Road Jonah Kirby 13 episodes
2011 Casualty Liam Briggs Episode "Epiphany"
New Tricks David Green Episode "Setting out your Stall"
Shameless Dee Davies Episode: "8.16"
Trollied Stu 4 episodes
2013 Death in Paradise Duncan Wood Episode: "2.8"
The Syndicate Matt Greco Episode: "2.4"
Love Matters Jake Episode: "Kitten Chic"
Skins Jason 2 episodes
2014 Supernatural Ennis Ross Episode: "Bloodlines"
Episodes Brian 3 episodes
Honeytrap Troy
2015 Scream Queens Earl Grey 8 episodes
2016 Still Star-Crossed Romeo Montague Episode: "In Fair Verona, Where We Lay Our Scene"
2017 The Bye Bye Man John
Love Beats Rhymes Derek
2017-present Snatch Billy Ayres 20 episodes


  1. ^ "Ribble Valley teenager sampling Coronation Street life". Lancashire Telegraph. 25 February 2009. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Ribble Valley schoolboy Lucien Laviscount lands role on Grange Hill". Lancashire Telegraph. 15 December 2006. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
  3. ^ "BB Sophie 'romancing' ex-Corrie star". Digital Spy. 13 May 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
  4. ^ "Youngsters wear it like Beckham". Lancashire Telegraph. 12 September 2002. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Soap actors join charity football event". Digital Spy. 19 March 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
  6. ^ "Celebrity Big Brother 2011: The full line-up revealed". Daily Mail. 19 August 2011. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
  7. ^ 'Lucien Laviscount kisses Kerry Katona and gets in bed with Amy Childs' Daily Mail 4 September 2011
  8. ^ 'Day 17 Darryn grills Mumbles' Channel 3 September 2011.
  9. ^ "Corrie confirms Laviscount departure". Digital Spy. 9 September 2009. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
  10. ^ "Ribble Valley heart-throb in TV affair". Lancashire Telegraph. 5 April 2011. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
  11. ^ Lucien Laviscount announces debut single dance with you Digital Spy 26 January 2012
  12. ^ Killer Cast Photos | Scream Queens on FOX

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