Douglas Booth Biography
Douglas Booth (Douglas John Booth) is an English actor born on 9th July 1992 in Greenwich, London. He became popular with his role as Boy George in the BBC Two film Worried About the Boy (2010).
Booth attended Solefield School, a boys’ junior independent school in the town of Sevenoaks in Kent. He then went to Bennett Memorial Diocesan School, a Church of England state Voluntary Aided school in the town of Royal Tunbridge Wells (Kent), and Lingfield Notre Dame School, an independent school in the village of Lingfield in Surrey. He quit his AS levels in drama, media studies and English literature when he won his first professional acting role.
Douglas Booth Age
Douglas was born on 9 July 1992 in Greenwich, London 26 years as of 2018
Douglas Booth Height, Weight and Body Measurements
Height: 6 ft 1 in or 185 cm
Weight: 77 kg or 170 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Measurements: His chest, arms or biceps, and waist sizes are not known.
Shoe Size: 11 (US).
Douglas Booth Family
Booth’s father Simon Booth, a shipping finance consultant and former managing director of both CitiGroup and Deutsche Bank’s shipping finance divisions. His mother, Vivien – painter, is of Spaniard and Dutch ancestry. His older sister, Abigail, is a Chelsea School of Art graduate. Booth was raised in Greenwich but moved to Sevenoaks, Kent at the age of ten.
Douglas Booth Girlfriend
He has been dating Bel Powley since 2016 after meeting her on the set of Mary Shelley. He was previously in a relationship with his Great Expectations costar Vanessa Kirby from 2011 to 2013.
Douglas Booth Gay
In an interview, published in Attitude’s March Issue , actor Douglas Booth spoke about his commitment to feminism and the importance of rejecting homophobic language. “Words we use like ‘Stop being such a girl’ are so damaging. I have an amazing friend in America who raised her kids with that kind of language banned. ‘That’s so gay’ is another example. She wouldn’t allow it around her children, which gets them into the right mindset.” He added, “Just for young guys to be around and correct each other with things like that, it’s very important.”
Douglas Booth Career
He played the trumpet as a child. Booth developed an interest in drama at the age of twelve, after starring in a school production of Agamemnon. By the age of thirteen, he was involved with the National Youth Theatre and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Booth joined the Curtis Brown acting agency at the age of fifteen. He won his first professional acting role at the age of sixteen and quit his AS levels in drama, media studies, and English literature.
Booth’s first professional role was in the children’s adventure film From Time to Time (2009). Following the film’s release, Booth signed to the UTA talent agency for American-based representation. He then had a minor role as Prince Eustace in the Channel 4 miniseries The Pillars of the Earth (2010).
Booth rose to prominence in 2010 following his performance as the pop star Boy George in the BBC Two drama Worried About the Boy. Booth next played the role of Pip in the BBC One adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations (2011). Also in 2011, Booth appeared in the BBC film Christopher and His Kind. In 2012, Booth starred in the teen drama LOL. In 2013, Booth starred in Carlo Carlei’s film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
In March 2014, he appeared as Shem in Darren Aronofsky’s biblical epic Noah. In September 2014, Booth starred in the black comedy The Riot Club. In November 2017, Booth starred in the international film Loving Vincent, as Armand Roulin.
Douglas Booth The Dirt
Booth was cast as Nikki Sixx, Mötley Crüe’s bassist in the 2019 American biographical comedy-drama film “The Dirt”
Douglas Booth Romeo & Juliet
Booth was cast as Romeo Montague in 2013 internationally co-produced romantic drama film “Romeo & Juliet”
Douglas Booth Boy George
Booth was cast as Boy George in the 2010 British biographical drama television film “Worried About the Boy”
Douglas Booth Net Worth
Booth is an English actor who has made a good fortune in his acting career. He has an estimated net worth of $6 million dollars.
Douglas Booth Movies
2006: Hunters of the Kahri as Sagar
2009: From Time to Time as Sefton
2012: LOL as Kyle Ross
2013: Romeo & Juliet as Romeo Montague
2014: Noah as Shem
2014: The Riot Club as Harry Villiers
2015: Jupiter Ascending as Titus Abrasax
2016: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies as Mr. Charles Bingley
2016: The Limehouse Golem as Dan Leno
2017: Loving Vincent as Armand Roulin
2017: Mary Shelley as Percy Bysshe Shelley
Gore as Jamie (unreleased)
The Dirt as Nikki Sixx
Douglas Booth TV Shows
2010: Worried About the Boy as Boy George
2010: The Pillars of the Earth as Eustace IV
2011: Christopher and His Kind as Heinz Neddermayer
2011: Great Expectations as Philip “Pip” Pirrip
2012: In Love with Dickens as Ham Peggotty
2015: And Then There Were None as Anthony Marston
Douglas Booth Twitter
Douglas Booth Interview
Glass interviews British actor Douglas Booth
This Charming Man – Glass talks to Douglas Booth, an emerging UK actor who combines his profession with a passion for human rights
DOUGLAS Booth is a thoroughly modern British gent. Born in Greenwich, south-east London, and raised in Kent, the 25-year-old Booth had an idealistic upbringing only slightly marred by the struggles he faced due to his severe dyslexia, which prompted his interest in performing. He joined the National Youth Theatre when he was 14, and it was through losing himself in his passion for drama that Booth began to find himself. His prodigious talent was recognized early on, and he joined one of the oldest literary and talent agencies in Europe, Curtis Brown, at the age of 15.
Acting roles (such as the young Boy George in 2010s Worried About The Boy, and Pip in the BBC adaptation of Great Expectations) then gave the opportunity for his talent to develop and shine. He found recognition in the fashion world as well and has modeled for Burberry, among others. Booth’s star was well on the rise: bigger film roles swiftly followed, with his appearance in Carlo Carlei’s 2013 film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet; then Harry in 2014’s The Riot Club and in Darren Aronofsky’s biblical epic Noah, alongside Emma Watson.
Recently Booth played Dan Leno in The Limehouse Golem (2016), directed by Juan Carlos Medina, which also starred Bill Nighy and Olivia Cooke. And this October, Booth will be seen in the world’s first fully painted feature film Loving Vincent, which is about the last few months of the life of Van Gogh, alongside Eleanor Tomlinson, Helen McCrory, Aidan Turner, Saoirse Ronan, and Chris O’Dowd.
As well as his commitment to acting, Booth has passions outside his profession; he is an ardent supporter of refugee rights and is also a feminist.
You were born and raised in London. How did that shape your early life?
I grew up in London but at the age of eight moved to the country and then returned to London at around the age of 18. I went to drama school every Saturday at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama so spent every single weekend in London nevertheless. For the most part, I feel like I grew up there. I absolutely love it really – It feels like my home. And how it shaped me? I don’t know, I think it’s such a wonderfully diverse city brimming with culture and I’m sure that influenced my career path.
At school, where did some of your interests lie and subsequently grow?
As I’m severely dyslexic, I always knew it wasn’t going to be an academic life for me. I had a very creative heart, as it were. I first wanted to be a jazz musician because I used to love Louis Armstrong when I listened to him with my grandparents. I took up the trumpet and learned it to grade seven by practicing every day. The trouble was, my school only taught classically.
At the age of 13, there I was really wanting to be a jazz musician and there was everybody else, picking up guitars and doing their wannabe rockstar thing. I auditioned for a school play, I got it and me kind of just fell in love with it from there. I found myself, and indeed a way to express myself, that way. It’s a fantastic way to discover yourself by looking through other characters.
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