Roman Griffin Davis

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Roman Griffin Davis
Born (2007-03-05) 5 March 2007 (age 17)
London, England
Years active2019–present

Roman Griffin Davis (born 5 March 2007) is a British actor. He is best known for his title role in the film Jojo Rabbit (2019), for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe.

Early life and career[edit]

Roman Griffin Davis was born on 5 March 2007 in London.[1] He is the son of cinematographer Ben Davis and writer-director Camille Griffin.[2][3] He lives with his parents and brothers, twins Gilby and Hardy, in East Sussex. He went to school at Cumnor House and Cranbrook grammar school, Sussex, until 2020.[4][5] Davis made his acting debut in the 2019 satirical black comedy film Jojo Rabbit directed by Taika Waititi. His twin brothers are also in the film as Hitler Youth clones.[4] Davis was nominated for various awards for his performance in Jojo Rabbit and won the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer and the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Breakthrough Performance. He starred in the 2021 comedy Silent Night directed by his mother Camille Griffin.[6][7]

In February 2024, he was attached to the film 500 Miles, along with actor Bill Nighy, to be directed by Morgan Matthews.[8]


Year Title Role Notes
2019 Jojo Rabbit Johannes "Jojo" Betzler
2021 Silent Night Art


Major associations
Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2020 Critics' Choice Movie Awards Best Young Performer Jojo Rabbit Won [7]
2020 Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Nominated [2]
2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated [9]
Other associations
Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2019 Chicago Film Critics Association Most Promising Performer Jojo Rabbit Nominated
2019 Florida Film Critics Circle Pauline Kael Breakout Award Nominated
2019 Hollywood Critics Association Best Performance by an Actor or Actress 23 and Under Nominated
2019 Indiana Film Journalists Association Breakout of the Year Nominated
2019 Las Vegas Film Critics Society Youth in Film - Male Nominated
2019 North Texas Film Critics Association Best Newcomer Won
2019 Online Association of Female Film Critics Breakthrough Performance Nominated
2019 Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Breakthrough Performance Won
Best Performance by a Youth Won
2019 San Diego Film Critics Society Breakthrough Artist Nominated [10]
2019 Seattle Film Critics Society Best Youth Performance Nominated
2019 Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Youth Performance Won [6]
2020 Central Ohio Film Critics Association Breakthrough Film Artist Nominated
2020 Dorian Awards We're Wilde About You! Rising Star of the Year Nominated [11]
2020 London Film Critics' Circle Young British/Irish Performer of the Year Nominated
2020 Music City Film Critics' Association Best Young Actor Won
2021 Saturn Awards Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Film Nominated [12]


  1. ^ "Roman Griffin Davis". Golden Globes. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  2. ^ a b Grobar, Matt (9 December 2019). "12-Year-Old 'Jojo Rabbit' Star Romanov Griffin Davis Nabs Golden Globe Nomination With First Screen Performance". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  3. ^ Cooper, Mariah (12 January 2020). "5 Things to Know About 'Jojo Rabbit' Star Roman Griffin Davis". Us Weekly. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  4. ^ a b Nguyen, Hanh (26 October 2019). "How "Jojo Rabbit" crafted that hilarious yet horrifying "Heil Hitler" scene". Salon. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  5. ^ Bullmore, Harry (10 December 2019). "Sussex boy, 11, features alongside Hollywood superstars in new film". The Argus. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  6. ^ a b "2019 WAFCA Award Winners". Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  7. ^ a b Malkin, Marc (8 December 2019). "Critics' Choice: 'The Irishman,' 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' Lead Movie Nominations". Variety. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  8. ^ Goodfellow, Melanie (9 February 2024). "Bill Nighy & 'Jojo Rabbit' Star Roman Griffin Davis Set For Morgan Matthews' Road Movie '500 Miles' As Beta Cinema Launches Sales – EFM". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 9 February 2024.
  9. ^ Hipes, Patrick (11 December 2019). "SAG Awards Nominations: 'Bombshell', 'The Irishman', 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' Top Film List, 'Maisel,' 'Fleabag' Score In TV – Complete List Of Noms". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 9 January 2020.
  10. ^ "2019 San Diego Film Critics Society's Awards". San Diego Film Critics Society. 9 December 2019. Retrieved 9 January 2020.
  11. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (8 January 2020). "'Parasite' Tops Dorian Awards With 5 Wins". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 9 January 2020.
  12. ^ Saturn Awards Nominations: 'Star Wars: Rise Of Skywalker', 'Tenet', 'Walking Dead', 'Outlander' Lead List, Deadline [1]

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