Alex Lawther was born in Petersfield, Hampshire, England in 1995. He is known for his role as the young Alan Turing in The Imitation Game (2014) for which he won the London Film Critics' Circle Award for "Young British Performer of the Year" in January of 2015. Being the youngest of three, and the son of two lawyers, he found out quickly that he had to entertain himself. After joining several different drama groups including The National Youth Theatre, Lawther finally found his big break with a play called South Downs at the age of 16. He also starred alongside Michael Begley and Michelle Collins in the new Hampstead Theatre play The Glass Supper. In addition, Alex featured as the young Alan Turing alongside Keira Knightley and Benedict Cumberbatch in the Oscar-Winning film The Imitation Game. The same year he played Isaac Cooper in the film X+Y. Alex Lawther certainly did find a way to entertain himself and others. He is a brilliant young actor and we will hopefully see more of him in the future.
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