Desmond Askew

Actor
While actor Desmond Askew began his career over a dozen years earlier as a child star in his native England, he first gained notice in the United States as unruly Simon Baines in Doug Liman's thrilling, energetic film ... Read more »
Born: 12/17/1972 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (16)

Wheelmen 2016 (Movie)

Hank (Actor)

Jekyll 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

No Man's Land: The Rise of the Reeker 2009 (Movie)

Binky (Actor)

The Hills Have Eyes 2006 (Movie)

Big Brain (Actor)

Turistas 2006 (Movie)

Finn (Actor)

Fabled 2004 (Movie)

Joseph Fable (Actor)

Charmed 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Las Vegas 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Repli-Kate 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Kristin 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Roswell 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Fugitive 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Then Came You 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Go 1999 (Movie)

Desmond Baines (Actor)

Digital Dreams 1983 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jack the Ripper (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

While actor Desmond Askew began his career over a dozen years earlier as a child star in his native England, he first gained notice in the United States as unruly Simon Baines in Doug Liman's thrilling, energetic film "Go" (1999). Blonde and wiry, with both guileless charm and a look and manner reminiscent of many a British punk, Askew made his American film debut in the ensemble of this top notch youth-aimed film, playing a charming but madly impulsive small-time drug dealer who heads to Las Vegas with his buddies, only to run into opportunity and trouble at every turn. Simon's scenes were among the most enjoyable in the fast-paced film, and Askew displayed an engaging screen chemistry with co-star Taye Diggs, as Simon's far more sensible friend Marcus.

EDUCATION

Sylvia Young Theatre School

London, England

Milestones

2006

Cast in the thriller "Turistas," directed by John Stockwell

2006

Co-starred in a remake of the Wes Craven thriller, "The Hills Have Eyes"

2000

Had a recurring role as a mysterious new arrival in "Roswell" (The WB)

2000

Debut as series regular on American TV on the ABC midseason sitcom "Then Came You", playing Ed, the best friend of a young hotel worker who becomes romantically involved with an older woman

1999

Starred as part of the ensemble of Doug Liman's fast-paced "Go"

1996

Played a cocky young London banker in the six-part ITV drama "Island"

1988

Appeared in the CBS miniseries "Jack the Ripper"

1984

Was a "magic carpet child" in the Paul McCartney musical "Give My Regards to Broad Street"

1983

Featured in original Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman's autobiographical film "Digital Dreams"

1981

Portrayed ill-fated urchin Gavroche in the London production of "Les Miserables" (dates approximate)

Had roles in the BBC series "Grange Hill" and "Up Our Street"

Attended a full-time drama school from ages 11 to 16

Began work as a child model at age eight

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