Alexander Jonathan Lawther is an English actor. He made his professional acting debut originating the role of John Blakemore in Sir David Hare's South Downs in the West End. He made his feature film debut playing a young Alan Turing in the Academy Award-winning film The Imitation Game, for which he received the London Film Critics' Circle Award for "Young British Performer of the Year" and was declared one of BAFTA's 2015 Breakthrough Brits. He achieved mainstream success for his role as Kenny in "Shut Up and Dance", an episode of the Netflix anthology series Black Mirror, and for portraying the lead role of James in the Channel 4 series The End of the F**ing World. His other notable work includes his roles in Freak Show, Howards End, Goodbye Christopher Robin, and Ghost Stories. He is known for his frequent portrayals of emotionally unstable or disturbed young men and LGBT youth.
|Born||Alexander Jonathan Lawther, May 4, 1995, Winchester, Hampshire, England|
|Alma mater||National Youth Theatre|
|Known for||The End of the F, ing World, Black Mirror, The Imitation Game, South Downs|
|IMDb||Alex Lawther's IMDb|
British actor known for portraying a young Alan Turing in the 2014 movie The Imitation Game. He also played the title character in Benjamin Britten: Peace and Conflict and Isaac Cooper in X+Y. In 2017, he began starring in the Channel 4 series The End of the F***ing World.
He started his acting career in theatre, appearing in productions of South Downs in 2011 and 2012. His first film role was as Benjamin Britten in 2013.
He's also acted in several radio plays, including an adaptation of South Downs. He appeared in an episode of Holby City in 2014.
He has two older siblings, including producer Cameron Lawther, who's worked on World War Z and Fury.
He acted alongside Asa Butterfield in X+Y.
- British television actors
- People educated at Churcher's College
- British expatriates in France
- LGBT entertainers from England
- National Youth Theatre members
- English male child actors
- British male stage actors
Latest information about Alex Lawther updated on May 10 2021.