Asa Butterfield

Though he rose to fame as the earnest little boy in the Holocaust drama "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" (2006), English actor Asa Butterfield transcended the film's sub-par reviews and was lauded for his breakout ... Read more »
Born: 03/31/1997 in Islington, London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (9)

Ten Thousand Saints 2015 (Movie)

Jude (Actor)

Conan 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ender's Game 2013 (Movie)

Ender Wiggin (Actor)

X +Y 2013 (Movie)

Nathan (Actor)

Hugo 2011 (Movie)

Hugo Cabret (Actor)

Merlin 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nanny McPhee Returns 2010 (Movie)

Norman Green (Actor)

Ashes to Ashes 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas 2008 (Movie)

Bruno (Actor)

Biography

Though he rose to fame as the earnest little boy in the Holocaust drama "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" (2006), English actor Asa Butterfield transcended the film's sub-par reviews and was lauded for his breakout performance as a German boy who befriends a youth trapped inside a concentration camp. From there, Butterfield went on to play the not-yet-evil Mordred on the BBC's young King Arthur adventure series "Merlin" (2008-09) and appeared alongside Anthony Hopkins in the remake of "The Wolfman" (2010). He charmed audiences as Maggie Gyllenhaal's son in the family fantasy "Nanny McPhee Returns" (2010) and garnered the attention of director Martin Scorsese, who cast Butterfield as the lead in "Hugo" (2011), a 3-D family film about a little boy living in the walls of a 1930s train station, trying to unravel the parallel mysteries of his father's death and a magical machine. Though his bread and butter had always been all brood and drama, it was clear that young Butterfield came to the screen armed with deeply intuitive and well-rounded talent.

Milestones

2011

Breakthrough role as the titular character in Martin Scorsese's "Hugo"

2010

Co-starred in the family adventure sequel "Nanny McPhee Returns," written by Emma Thompson

2010

Cast in "The Wolfman" alongside Benicio Del Toro and Emily Blunt

2008

Delivered a breakout dramatic performance in "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas"

2008

Landed a recurring role on the NBC series "Merlin"

2007

Played a supporting role in the quirky adventure comedy "Son of Rambow"

2006

Made onscreen debut in British telefilm "After Thomas" (ITV)

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