Douglas Booth

The exceedingly handsome actor Douglas Booth - one of a select group of British up-and-comers like Robert Pattinson and James McAvoy who were often deemed too handsome to be taken seriously - never accepted other's ... Read more »
Born: 07/08/1992 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (6)

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies 2016 (Movie)

Mr. Bingley (Actor)

Jupiter Ascending 2015 (Movie)

Titus Abrasax (Actor)

Noah 2014 (Movie)

Shem (Actor)

Romeo and Juliet 2013 (Movie)

Romeo (Actor)

Great Expectations 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

LOL 2012 (Movie)

Kyle (Actor)

Biography

The exceedingly handsome actor Douglas Booth - one of a select group of British up-and-comers like Robert Pattinson and James McAvoy who were often deemed too handsome to be taken seriously - never accepted other's perceptions, going on to star in a variety of esteemed projects on both sides of the Atlantic. The former teen model first rose to prominence in his native country when cast as notorious pop idol Boy George in "Worried about the Boy" (BBC, 2010) and earned further plaudits for his work in "Christopher and His Kind" (BBC Worldwide, 2010), leading to his first Hollywood role in "LOL" (2012), opposite Disney star Miley Cyrus. The widely panned film proved to be a misstep, but did nothing to slow his momentum in America. Booth gained additional attention for his turn as Pip opposite Gillian Anderson's Miss Havisham in a BBC miniseries of Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations" (2011), though some felt that he was cast solely on the basis of his pretty-boy looks. Regardless, Booth's star potential earned him several Hollywood assignments, including roles in Carlo Carlei's version of "Romeo and Juliet" (2013) and Darren Aronofsky's biblical epic, "Noah" (2014). Although his physical beauty was often cited as a distraction, Booth showed intelligence and diversity in his early career choices, the sort of foresight that usually proved naysayers wrong and resulted in career durability.

Milestones

2012

Co-starred with Miley Cyrus and Demi Moore in "LOL"

2012

Cast as Romeo opposite Hailee Steinfeld's Juliet in remake of "Romeo and Juliet"; Julian Fellowes wrote screenplay based on the Shakespearean play

2011

Starred as Pip in BBC "Masterpiece Theatre" presentation of "Great Expectations"

2010

Portrayed singer Boy George in the BBC TV-movie "Worried About the Boy"

2010

Appeared in the Starz miniseries "The Pillars of the Earth"

2009

Discovered by filmmaker Julian Fellowes when he cast him in "From Time to Time," starring Maggie Smith and Dominic West

2006

Made feature debut in the U.K. fantasy feature "Hunters of the Kahri"

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