Edward Holcroft is an English stage, television, and movie actor. He was born 23 June 1987 in London, England, and is famous for playing major roles in the Kingsman movie franchise, and television series’ such as “Alias Grace”, “London Spy”, and “Wolf Hall”.
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Edward Holcroft’s parents are Kathleen, who was a Conde Nast publisher, and Patrick, a soldier, who had served in Afghanistan as a member of the Grenadier Guards.
Edward attended boarding school initially, and then went to Summer Fields School and Ampleforth College. He also enrolled into a music school, and aimed to become a drummer.
However, acting became his main interest after he essayed a role in a drama while studying Philosophy at Oxford Brookes University. He furthered this interest by attending a drama school at the University of the Arts, London, and graduated in 2012.
Body of Work
Holcroft gained fame playing the role of Charlie Hesketh in the two Kingsman franchise films. He is also noted for essaying the roles of George Boleyn in “Wolf Hall”, and Alex Turner in “London Spy”, both of which are television series. He has appeared in BBC’s “Gunpowder” historical miniseries, and “Alias Grace” on CBC and Netflix. Holcroft also acted in “Les Liaisons Dangeureuses” with Janet McTeer and Dominic West.
Interesting Trivia about Edward Holcroft
- Edward Holcroft’s father, Patrick, is the Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire, and his mother, Kathleen, was a publishing director at Vanity Fair.
- Holcroft’s performance in “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” was well received by his fans.
- Holcroft dated Cressida Bonas, Prince Harry’s ex-, in 2015, but split after a few months. The media reported that Bonas’ parents favored Harry more than Holcroft, so he’s remained single to date.
- In 2018, Variety named Holcroft in ’10 Brits To Watch,’ and in 2014 he was selected by Screen Daily as one of “UK stars of tomorrow”.
- His actor friends include Douglas Booth and Freddie Fox.
- Holcroft values his privacy, and confessed in an interview that he wished to preserve an aura of mystery about himself.
- Holcroft’s other abilities include running, swimming, skiing, and playing the piano and drums. He is an accomplished singer too.
- At a Giorgio Armani fashion show in Milan, Holcroft had a prime seat between Richard Madden and Nick Jonas.
- He plays a big role in “The English Game” on Netflix, which narrates how soccer was invented and has gone on to become the most popular sport in the world.
Holcroft’s net worth was estimated to be $2.5 million, as of January 2021.