Joe Alwyn is a British actor and model who gained prominence for his roles in films like “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” (2016), “The Favourite” (2018), and “Harriet” (2019). He was born on February 21, 1991, in London, England, and grew up in a creative environment with his mother working in film production and his father being a documentary filmmaker.
Alwyn attended the City of London School and later enrolled at the National Youth Theatre before studying English literature and drama at the University of Bristol. During his time at university, he appeared in several theatrical productions and gained experience in stage acting.
In 2015, Joe Alwyn made his screen debut in the short film “Becoming Vincent,” directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson. However, it was his breakthrough role as the lead character Billy Lynn in Ang Lee’s war drama “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” that brought him wider recognition in 2016. Despite the film’s mixed reception, Alwyn’s performance received praise for its emotional depth and earned him the prestigious British Independent Film Award for Best Actor.
Following his debut, Alwyn continued to build his acting career with diverse roles. In 2018, he appeared in Yorgos Lanthimos’ critically acclaimed historical drama “The Favourite,” alongside Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz. His portrayal of Samuel Masham showcased his versatility as an actor and further established him in the industry.
In subsequent years, Joe Alwyn appeared in films such as “Mary Queen of Scots” (2018), “Boy Erased” (2018), and “Harriet” (2019). He displayed his range by delving into different genres and collaborating with esteemed directors and fellow actors.
Aside from his acting work, Joe Alwyn has also pursued modeling. He has appeared in fashion campaigns for brands like Prada, Burberry, and Jimmy Choo. His tall and striking looks have garnered attention in the fashion industry as well.
While Joe Alwyn maintains a relatively private personal life, he gained additional media attention for his high-profile relationship with American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, which was first reported in 2017. Alwyn and Swift have kept their relationship largely out of the public eye, prioritizing their privacy.
Joe Alwyn’s talent and dedication to his craft have solidified his status as a rising star in the film industry. With a promising career ahead, he continues to explore diverse roles and collaborate with acclaimed filmmakers.