Edward Holcroft Biography
Edward Holcroft was born on 23rdJune 1987 in London, United Kingdom. He is an actor best known for his role as Charlie Hesketh in the film Kingsman.
He attended prep school at Summer Fields School in Oxford and then Ampleforth College in North Yorkshire, where he first appeared in school productions. He initially wanted to become a musician after taking up drumming, but switched to acting after appearing in a play at Oxford Brookes University.
Holcroft is best known for his roles as Charlie Hesketh in the film Kingsman: The Secret Service and its sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle, as George Boleyn in the British drama series Wolf Hall and as Alex Turner in the BBC drama series London Spy. In 2017, he appeared in the historical miniseries Gunpowder on BBC and Alias Grace on Netflix and the CBC.
Since graduating in 2012, he landed the role of the arrogant George Boleyn on BBC’s Wolf Hall. He played a gay code breaker in London Spy opposite Ben Wishaw, appeared on stage at the Donmar Warehouse in a production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses and had a role in the big screen adaptation of The Sense of an Ending before moving onto Gunpowder.
In Gunpowder, which recounted the story of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, through the eyes of Robert Catesby, played by Game of Thrones star Kit Harrington. Holcroft plays his co-conspirator and cousin and his Catholic schooling came in handy for the mini-series.
Edward Holcroft is also the leading man in the Netflix adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace, alongside Sarah Gadon and Anna Pacquin. In the Toronto-set Alias Grace he plays Dr Simon Jordan, an educated physician and alienist who is interviewing convicted murderer Grace Marks, who tells him the story of her life and recalls the abuse she suffered as a child.
Edward Holcroft Family
His parents are Patrick Holcroft, the Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire and Annie the publishing director of Vanity Fair. He is the second of three sons. His elder brother, Oliver Holcroft, is a former soldier who served with the Grenadier Guards in Afghanistan.
Edward Holcroft Gay
He played a gay code breaker in London Spy opposite Ben Wishaw.
Edward Holcroft Dating
He was linked with Prince Harry’s former sweetheart, the actress Cressida Bonas.
Edward Holcroft Movies and TV Shows
- 2017: Gunpowder
- 2017: Alias Grace
- 2017: Kingsman: The Golden Circle
- 2017: The Sense of an Ending
- 2015: Lady Chatterley’s Lover
- 2015: Wolf Hall
- 2015: London Spy
- 2014: Kingsman: The Secret Service
- 2014: Vampire Academy
Edward Holcroft TV Shows
2017: Alias Grace
2015: Wolf Hall
2015: London Spy
- 2005: All’s Well That Ends As You Like It
- 2005: Romeo & Juliet
- 2009: According To…
- 2009: Knuckle
- 2010: Henry IV
- 2010: Time to Kill
- 2011: Romeo & Juliet
- 2015 – 2016: Les Liaisons Dangereuses