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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 1 April 1997Islington, London, England, UK
Birth NameAsa Maxwell Thornton Farr Butterfield
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Asa Maxwell Thornton Farr Butterfield was born in Islington, London, England, to Jacqueline Farr and Sam Butterfield. He began acting at the age of 8, after a talent spotting casting director saw him at his local after school drama club, The Young Actors Theatre in Islington. Following on from a couple of small roles in films, he was cast, at 10 years old, as the lead in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008) by Mark Herman. Since then, he has played two amazing titular roles Hugo (2011) and Ender's Game (2013) as well as other significant roles including Mordred in the BBC's Merlin (2008) and Norman in Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang.

Asa attends school in London, hangs out with his friends playing football on the park, reads a great deal, loves music festivals (New Orleans had a big impact) and plays and writes music at home and with friends at school.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Sam Butterfield

Trade Mark (1)

Striking blue eyes

Trivia (12)

Son of Jacqueline Farr and Sam Butterfield.
Younger brother of Morgan Benjamin Butterfield (b. 1993), a drummer for the English band "Oats".
His name Asa means 'wing' in Portuguese.
He is a supporter of the Arsenal Football Club.
He's a fan of professional gamer and caster "Destiny".
In his GCSEs he got 1 A*, 3 A's and 6 B's.
He grew two inches while shooting Ender's Game (2013).
He developed an iPad app called "Racing Blind" together with his father, brother and a friend. It is the only game available on the app store that is meant to be played with the eyes closed.
Has worked twice with Ben Kingsley in the movies Hugo and Ender's Game.
Has three siblings. Older brother Morgan (b.1993) younger sister Loxie (b.2009) and younger paternal half-sister Marlie (b.2012).
In Greenlandic Asa means "loved one".
In Indonesian, Asa means "Hope".

Personal Quotes (1)

Don't do piracy. Piracy's a crime.

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