Lucien Laviscount

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Lucien Laviscount
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Laviscount in 2009
Born Lucien Leon Laviscount
(1992-06-09) 9 June 1992 (age 24)
Burnley, Lancashire
Nationality British
Occupation Actor

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.

Early and personal life[edit]

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 Trinidadian descent. He has two brothers, Louis and Jules.[2][3]

Acting career[edit]

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. He appeared as Jonah Kirby, a school pupil, in the TV show Waterloo Road in 2011.[5][6] He later appeared in series 2 of Trollied.

It was announced on 22 February 2014 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 regular role in Fox's US horror comedy series Scream Queens.[7]

Reality TV[edit]

In 2010, Laviscount took part in a charity football match alongside Jack McMullen, Lyndon Ogbourne and other actors in aid of Sport Relief.[8]

Celebrity Big Brother 2011[edit]

On 18 August 2011, Laviscount became a housemate in Channel 5's Celebrity Big Brother 2011.[9] 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.[10] He was dubbed 'Mumbles' by his fellow housemates and entertained viewers with his fondness for showing off his physique in the house gym.[11]

Music career[edit]

Laviscount signed with SK Records in January 2012. His debut single, "Dance With You", featuring US Hip-Hop artist MANN, was scheduled for an April 2012 release.[12] It was a commercial failure after failing to chart.[citation needed]

MOBO Awards 2011[edit]

Laviscount was at the MOBO Awards held on 5 October 2011 at SECC Glasgow. He presented an award with Jade Thompson to Adele who won "Best International Act" category at the 2011 MOBO Awards.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Clocking Off Tom Series three, episode five
2006 Johnny and the Bomb Yo-Less Three-part series
New Street Law Alfie Series one, episode seven
2007 – 2008 Grange Hill Jake Briggs Regular character
2008 Life Bites Jake Regular Character
2009 Father & Son Elijah King Series one, episode one
Coronation Street Ben Richardson Regular character
2010 – 2011 Waterloo Road Jonah Kirby Series 6
2011 Casualty Liam Briggs Episode "Epiphany"
New Tricks David Green Episode "Setting out your Stall"
Celebrity Big Brother 2011 Himself Housemate
Shameless Dee Davies Series 8 Episode 16
Trollied Stu Series 2
2013 Death in Paradise Duncan Wood Series 2, Episode 8
The Syndicate Matt Greco Series 2 Episode 4
Love Matters Jake Episode: Kitten
Skins Jason Series 7 Episode 5-6
2014 Supernatural Ennis Ross Episode: Bloodlines
2014 Episodes Minor role Series 3, Episode 4
2014 Honeytrap Troy
2015 Scream Queens Earl Grey[7] Series regular (season 1), 8 episodes
2016 Coco Derek
2016 Still Star-Crossed Romeo
2017 The Bye Bye Man John
2017 Snatch Billy

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