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Nationality  English
Education  Churcher's College
Role  Actor
Name  Alex Lawther
Occupation  Actor

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Born  1995Petersfield, Hampshire, England
Known for  The Imitation Game, X+Y
Relatives  Cameron Lawther (Elder brother) Ellen (Ellie) Lawther (Elder sister)
Siblings  Cameron Lawther, Ellie Lawther
Movies  X+Y, Yussef Is Complicated, Departure, Freak Show
Similar People  Morgan Matthews, Guy Jenkin, Andy Hamilton

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Alex Lawther (born 1995) is an English actor. He is best known for portraying the young Alan Turing in the film The Imitation Game (2014), which won him the London Film Critics' Circle Award for Young British Performer of the Year.


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Early life

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Lawther was born in Petersfield, Hampshire. The youngest of three, he has said that his aspiration to be an actor came from having to make up his own games to entertain himself as a child. His parents both work in law, while his older brother, Cameron Lawther, is a film producer, and his older sister Ellie Lawther works in public policy. In 2010, the brothers worked together on The Fear.

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In 2009, Lawther wrote and put together a play as part of his drama club involvement at Churcher's College. Lawther played Ratty in The Wind in the Willows at school. Lawther did not study drama at GCSE or A level. Until his first professional acting performance, he was set to study History at King's College London. He trained with the National Youth Theatre.


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Lawther's professional debut came at the age of 16, when he appeared as John Blakemore in David Hare's South Downs at Chichester Festival Theatre. He made his feature film debut in the Academy Award-winning film The Imitation Game (2014). The role won him the London Film Critics' Circle Award for "Young British Performer of the Year" in 2015. In 2015, he appeared in a supporting role in the critically acclaimed coming-of-age drama film X+Y. In 2016, he appeared in "Shut Up and Dance", an episode of the anthology series Black Mirror.


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Lawther has been praised by Dame Maggie Smith for his work, reportedly telling him that "most of us spend our lives trying to do what you've achieved". He has been compared to actor Ben Whishaw, whom he cites as an idol of his.

Personal life

Lawther often kayaks down Camden Lock in his spare time. He tries to spend most of his money on books and theatre and film tickets.


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