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Occupation  Actor
Height  1.85 m
Years active  2009–present
Known for  Skins
Name  Will Merrick
Role  Actor

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Full Name  William Charles Merrick
Born  9 April 1993 (age 22) (1993-04-09) Ledbury, Herefordshire, England
Similar People  Alexander Arnold, Laya Lewis, Jessica Sula, Sean Teale, Freya Mavor

Movies and TV shows  Skins, About Time, 7.2

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Will Merrick (born 9 April 1993) is an English screen and stage actor. His debut was in the third generation of the BAFTA winning, E4 television series Skins as the character Alo Creevey.


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Early life and education

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Merrick originates from Ledbury in Herefordshire. He was educated at two boarding and day independent schools: The Downs School in Herefordshire and at Dean Close School in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. In 2009 he was one of the top ten of over 50,000 candidates nationally in his drama GCSE examination.


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Merrick began his career as a child stage actor performing in several school productions, including The Taming of the Shrew playing Grumio, Amadeus as Venticello, Hamlet as Polonius. As a member of the Close up Theatre Merrick performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2010 and 2011, in the productions of The History Boys playing Posner and Arthur Miller's masterpiece Death of a Salesman in the role of Charley. At the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012–2013 Merrick played lead roles with the No Prophet Theatre Company in Punk Rock, a stage production by Simon Stephens, and in Boys written by Ella Hickson. At the 2015 Edinburgh fringe fest Merrick started in a self made production with his girlfriend about Consent.

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In 2011, Merrick made his first television appearance in the E4 teen drama Skins, playing Alo Creevey. Originally he auditioned in Bristol for the role of Rich Hardbeck and became Alo at the end of the audition process. He described his character as a " loving person, very open-minded, positive and enthusiastic kind of guy."

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In February 2012 Merrick won the RTS Award for Best Actor, competing with Dakota Blue Richards co-star in Skins. For his role as Alo Creevey he got also a nomination for Best Actor at TV Choice Awards 2012.

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In May 2012 Merrick recorded an episode of BBC One family sitcom In with the Flynns, in which he plays the role of Dean. In the same year he has landed his first big screen role as Jay in Richard Curtis' new romantic comedy About Time alongside Hollywood star Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson.

Merrick appeared in a 2013 episode of popular sci-fi show Doctor Who, where he played a character named Brains. He also starred as Tom alongside Jessie Cave in an episode of Coming Up aired on Channel 4 in July 2013 and was a guest star in fantasy BBC series Atlantis. Merrick also starred as the legendary Steve Davis in the 2016 BBC family drama "The Rack Pack".

Personal life

Will is the youngest of 2 children. Emily, his older sister, is a keen marathon runner. Merrick can sing and play the guitar. He played a variety of variety of roles during his time at the Downs


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