Asa Butterfield Biography
Asa Butterfield (Asa Maxwell Thornton Farr Butterfield) is an English actor known for playing the main character Bruno in the Holocaust film The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008) and for playing the Young Mordred in the BBC TV series Merlin (2008-2009).
He began his acting career at the age of 9 in the television drama After Thomas (2006) and the comedy film Son of Rambow (2007). The film, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008) made him receive nominations for the British Independent Film Award and the London Film Critics Circle Award for Young British Performer of the Year at the age of 11.
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For his leading performance as Hugo Cabret in Martin Scorsese’s drama Hugo (2011), Butterfield received considerable praise and was awarded the Young Hollywood Award for Breakthrough Performance—Male and was nominated for the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer and the Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer, among other accolades. He is also known for playing the role Ender Wiggin in the 2013 film adaptation of the science fiction novel Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.
Asa was nominated for a British Independent Film Award for Best Actor for playing Nathan Ellis in Morgan Matthews’s X+Y (2014). He starred as Jacob “Jake” Portman in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016) and as Gardner Elliot in The Space Between Us (2017). In 2019, Butterfield began playing Otis Milburn in the Netflix comedy-drama series Sex Education.
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Butterfield first began acting at the age of 7 on Friday afternoons after school at the Young Actors Theatre Islington. Later, he appeared in minor roles in the 2006 television drama After Thomas and the 2007 film, Son of Rambow. In 2008, he had a guest role of Donny in Ashes to Ashes.
Asa Butterfield The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas
In that same year, he played the lead role in The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas at age 10. Director Mark Herman said that they came across Butterfield early on in the audition process. He was on the first audition tape he received and he was the third hopeful he met in person. Herman thought Butterfield’s performance was outstanding but only decided to cast him after auditioning hundreds of other boys, “so no stone was left unturned”.
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Producer David Heyman and director Mark Herman were looking for someone who was able to play the main character’s innocence, so they asked each of the children what they knew about the Holocaust. Butterfield’s knowledge was slim and it was purposely kept that way throughout filming so it would be easier for him to convey his character’s innocence. The final scenes of the film were shot at the end of the production period to prepare both him and Jack Scanlon for the dramatic ending of the film. He beat hundreds of boys to the role and also successfully passed the auditions for a role in Mr Nobody for which he auditioned at the same time.
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In 2008, Butterfield appeared in the Merlin episode “The Beginning of the End”; he played a young druid boy sentenced to death by Uther Pendragon because he feels threatened by the boy’s magic. Despite the Great Dragon’s advice and the warning that Arthur cannot survive if the boy does, Merlin and Arthur, with the help of Morgana, help the boy escape to join the other Druids. When they are about to disappear into the forest, Arthur asks him for his name, which he says is Mordred, an important role from the Arthurian legends who is supposed to kill King Arthur. Butterfield appeared as Mordred in a number of subsequent episodes; however, the role was recast, with Alexander Vlahos playing Mordred as an adult character.
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In 2010, he had a small role in The Wolfman. He starred as Norman Green at the age of 12 in Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (2010), working together with Emma Thompson. The film, and his performance, both received positive reviews.
Asa Butterfield Hugo
At the age of 13, he played the main and title character in Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, adapted from the novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Hugo was filmed from June 2010 to January 2011, it was released on 23 November 2011, and achieved critical and box-office success.
Butterfield played the title role of Andrew “Ender” Wiggin in the film adaptation of the Orson Scott Card novel Ender’s Game, along with Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, and Harrison Ford. The film completed filming in the first half of 2012 and was released in 2013. After the shooting of Ender’s Game, Butterfield was immediately cast in coming of age British drama, X+Y as Nathan Ellis, a mathematical savant on the autism spectrum selected to compete with other gifted children on a United Kingdom team in an internationally renowned mathematics competition. The film premiered on 5 September 2014 at the Toronto International Film Festival and was released in UK cinemas on 13 March 2015. Butterfield’s performance received widespread critical acclaim and saw him nominated for the BIFA Award for Best Actor.
Later in 2013, Butterfield was reported to be in talks for a role in King of Kastle and in May, he was cast in The White Circus with his fellow cast member from Hugo, Chloë Grace Moretz.
Asa Butterfield Ten Thousand Saints
In early 2014, Butterfield was cast in a film adaptation of Ten Thousand Saints. Shooting began on 27 January 2014 and the film was released on 14 August 2015.
In November 2015, he joined the ensemble cast of Shane Carruth’s third film, The Modern Ocean, alongside Anne Hathaway, Keanu Reeves, Daniel Radcliffe, Chloë Grace Moretz, Tom Holland, Jeff Goldblum, and Abraham Attah.
Asa Butterfield Miss Peregrine
In 2016, he starred as Jacob “Jake” Portman in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, based on the novel of the same name, alongside Eva Green.
Asa Butterfield The Space Between Us
He also starred as Gardner Elliot in the film The Space Between Us and as Sebastian in The House of Tomorrow in 2017.
In 2018, Butterfield was cast in the main role of Otis Milburn on the Netflix comedy-drama series, Sex Education. The series was released on 11 January 2019, to critical acclaim.
Asa Butterfield Then Came You | Now
In 2019, Asa co-starred Then Came You as Calvin along with Maisie Williams.
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Butterfield other names are Asa Bopp Farr Butterfield.
Asa Butterfield Age
Butterfield was born on April 1, 1997, in Islington, London, England. He is 22 years old as of 2019.
Asa Butterfield Family
Butterfield was raised by his parents Jacqueline Farr (mother) and Sam Butterfield (father) alongside his two sisters Loxie Butterfield and Marlie Butterfield and his brother Morgan Benjamin Butterfield.
Loxie Butterfield Asa Butterfield
Loxie is Asa sister born on July 09, 2009 in England.
Asa Butterfield Marlie Butterfield
Marlie Butterfield, Asa younger half-sister has inherited some of her brother’s talent. She is also a music lover. Marlie was born on April 1, 2012, by their father Sam and current wife. Asa spends time regularly with Marlie and has even given her a piano lesson.
Asa Butterfield Morgan Butterfield
Morgan Benjamin Butterfield is Asa older brother.
Asa Butterfield Dating | Girlfriend | Asa Butterfield Ella Purnell
Butterfield was once in a relationship with Ella Purnell with whom they met on the set of the 2015 film, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. He is currently dating Nina Dobrev, an actress with whom they met in the shooting of The Came You a teenage drama released in 2008.
Asa Butterfield Gay
He is not gay.
Asa Butterfield Height
Butterfield is 1.83 m tall.
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