Sebastian Croft

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Sebastian Croft
BornSebastian Theodore Kemble Croft
(2001-12-16) 16 December 2001 (age 16)
Oxford, England
OccupationActor
Years active2007–present

Sebastian Theodore Kemble Croft (born 16 December 2001) is an English actor prominent for TV roles in Game of Thrones and Penny Dreadful and the feature films, Music, War and Love and Wonderwell.

Career[edit]

Musical theatre[edit]

Croft made his first West End stage appearance in 2010 in Sam Mendes' production of Oliver! (Theatre Royal Drury Lane).[1] In 2011 he was cast as "Gavroche" in Les Misérables (Queen's Theatre). Croft was later hand picked by producer Cameron Mackintosh to return to Oliver! this time playing the title role in the U.K. touring company for eighteen months. In 2013 Croft played "Tommy" in the Royal Shakespeare Company production of Matilda (Cambridge Theatre).[2] His final musical performance as a juvenile was in the title role of the world premiere production of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole (Leicester Curve). Prominent musical theatre workshops include: I Can't Sing, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Bumblescratch,[3] Danny Hero and The Braille Legacy.[4] Prominent one night concerts and performances include: Rags: The Musical (Lyric Theatre)[5] and A Charity Concert With Emeli Sande and Laura Wright. In June 2016 Croft appeared in the West End Live presentation of Bumblescratch in Trafalgar Square.[6]

Television[edit]

In 2016 Croft appeared in the TV series, Houdini and Doyle (ITV, Fox), Penny Dreadful (Sky Atlantic, Showtime). Croft rose to prominence portraying the role of a young Eddard Stark (portrayed by Sean Bean as an adult) in the sixth season of the HBO series Game of Thrones.

Music video[edit]

At Christmas 2014 Croft was featured in the Michael Bublé and Idina Menzel music video of the classic 1940s Frank Loesser song "Baby It's Cold Outside" with the song climbing to No. 1 on Billboard's weekly Adult Contemporary chart for the week ending 20 December 2014, spending a total of three weeks on top.[7]

Film[edit]

Croft plays the roles of "Young Robert Pulaski" in the film Music, War and Love and "Young David Logan" in The Hippopotamus. He is currently filming Wonderwell which costars Carrie Fisher and Rita Ora.

Stage (non-musical)[edit]

In 2014 Croft's vocals were featured in the National Theatre Live's production of Coriolanus (Donmar Warehouse) with Tom Hiddleston.[2] Croft workshopped the play Emil and The Detectives (National Theatre) in the title role of "Emil Tischbein". In 2016 Croft was cast in the role of "Prince Arthur" in Sir Trevor Nunn's production of Shakespeare's King John (Rose Theatre)[8] for which Croft received unusually high praise from the national press.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Title Year Role Director Notes Ref(s)
The Hippopotamus 2017 Young David Logan John Jencks
Music, War and Love 2018 Young Robert Pulaski Martha Coolidge Post-production
Wonderwell 2018 Daniele Vlad Marsavin Post-production
Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released

Television[edit]

Title Year Role Network Notes Ref(s)
Houdini & Doyle 2016 Newsie FOX Episode: "Spring-Heel'd Jack"
Game of Thrones 2016 Young Eddard Stark HBO Episodes: "Home", "The Door"
Penny Dreadful 2016 Boy Familiar Showtime 4 episodes

Music videos[edit]

Song Year Artist Notes Ref(s)
"Baby, It's Cold Outside" 2014 Michael Bublé & Idina Menzel

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sebastian Croft - Oliver!". Oliver!.
  2. ^ a b "Sebastian Croft – Matilda and Coriolanus". Archived from the original on 9 May 2016.
  3. ^ Bumblescratch The Musical EPK. YouTube. 21 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Curtis Brown".
  5. ^ "Rags the Musical in Concert – Lyric Theatre".
  6. ^ "Bumblescratch at West End Live". youtube.com. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
  7. ^ "Adult Contemporary". Billboard. 20 December 2014. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Cast announced for Sir Trevor Nunn's King John in Kingston". Kingston Guardian.
  9. ^ Cavendish, Dominic; "Game of Thrones' Sebastian Croft saves this King John" The Telegraph, 19 May 2016.

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