Alex Pettyfer

Alex Pettyfer first achieved a taste of the limelight as a teen star, winning young girls' hearts as a teenage spy in "Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker" (2006), and soon developed into a new Brit Adonis setting the ... Read more »
Born: 04/10/1990 in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, GB

Filmography

Actor (12)

Endless Love 2014 (Movie)

David Elliot (Actor)

Lee Daniels' The Butler 2013 (Movie)

Thomas Westfall (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Magic Mike 2012 (Movie)

Adam (Actor)

Beastly 2011 (Movie)

Kyle Kingson (Actor)

I Am Number Four 2011 (Movie)

John (Actor)

In Time 2011 (Movie)

Fortis (Actor)

Tormented 2009 (Movie)

Bradley (Actor)

Wild Child 2009 (Movie)

Freddie (Actor)

Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker 2006 (Movie)

Alex Rider (Actor)

Cali (Movie)

(Actor)

Tom Brown's School Days (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Alex Pettyfer first achieved a taste of the limelight as a teen star, winning young girls' hearts as a teenage spy in "Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker" (2006), and soon developed into a new Brit Adonis setting the teen magazines atwitter. Born into a U.K. show business family and scoring work as a child model, Pettyfer made a splash in the ITV period film "Tom Brown's School Days" (2005), which put him in line to become a sort of adolescent 007, playing the Alex Rider character from the successful line of youth-oriented books by Anthony Horowitz. After graduating to some standard Hollywood teen angst/comedy/horror fare, he was put on the fast track to heartthrob status, winning the lead in a much-anticipated, teen-themed "Beauty and the Beast" retread, "Beastly" (2011) and the start of a youth-oriented sci-fi franchise, "I Am Number Four" (2011). Smoldering, buff, model-esque, Pettyfer was suddenly designated as the next It boy Hollywood import.

Relationships

Dianna Agron Actor

Companion
split in February 2011 Reportedly dated his "I Am Number Four" co-star

Richard Pettyfer Actor

Father
Acted in English television and West End stage productions split from Pettyfer's mother

Lee Robinson

Mother
Former talk-show host split from Pettyfer's father and remarried property developer, Michael Ireland

EDUCATION

The Mall School

London , England

Lambrook

Berkshire , England

Milestones

2012

Played a male stripper in Steven Soderbergh’s "Magic Mike" opposite Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey

2011

Played the lead role opposite Vanessa Hudgens in "Beastly," a retelling of the classic Beauty and the Beast

2011

Portrayed the main character in the sci-fi feature "I Am Number Four"

2011

Cast opposite Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried in the futuristic thriller "In Time"

2008

Played the son of the school’s headmistress in "Wild Child" opposite Emma Roberts

2006

Won the title role in the film adaptation of Anthony Horowitz’s "Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker"

2005

Had the lead role in his acting debut, a made-for-TV adaptation of Thomas Hughes’ classic "Tom Brown’s School Days"

Began modeling for The Gap when he was just seven

SIMILAR ARTICLES