Alexander Richard "Alex" Pettyfer (born 10 April 1990) is an English actor and model. He appeared in school plays and on television before being cast as Alex Rider, the main character in the 2006 film version of Stormbreaker. Pettyfer was nominated for a Young Artist Award and an Empire Award for his role. He appeared in the 2008 film Wild Child. He has been seen as a model in several advertising campaigns for Burberry. In May 2009 he appeared in the film Tormented alongside April Pearson. Pettyfer was born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, the son of actor Richard Pettyfer and Lee Robinson; he has a younger half-brother, James Ireland, a junior tennis player, from his mother's re-marriage to Michael Ireland, a property developer. Pettyfer began his career as a child fashion model at the age of seven,Gap, after meeting Ralph Lauren in a toy store in New York City. He also did advertisements for some yogurt brands. His first commercial was at age six. He attended The Mall School, a small private school in Twickenham and as a schoolboy performed in plays, including in the role of Willy Wonka in a production Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He then went on to attend Lambrook Haileybury school in Berkshire. In 2005, Pettyfer, after ending his modeling career, made his professional acting début in the British television production of Tom Brown's Schooldays, playing the lead character, Tom Brown; he received positive reviews for the role. There are reports, however, which cite that he was tormented by the Rugby School pupils with whom he was on set with, especially during the scenes in which rugby was being played. In June 2005, he was cast in his most prominent role so far, that of teenage MI6 spy Alex Rider in the film Stormbreaker, based on the novel by Anthony Horowitz. He was one of 500 who auditioned for the role. Pettyfer chose to appear in the film over a role in the film Eragon, noting that he preferred Stormbreaker because it would be filmed in Britain, in the Isle of Man, while Eragon would film in the Czech Republic; Pettyfer is afraid of flying, and he liked the looks of the cast for Stormbreaker. Stormbreaker was released on 21 July 2006 in the United Kingdom, on 6 October 2006 in the United States and on 21 September 2006 in Australia. One review of Pettyfer's performance described him as playing the role with an "earnest intensity", although another noted that he "isn't quite at ease as an actor". Media reports specified that the film was expected to make Pettyfer a "teen idol". Pettyfer will not reprise the role if there is another Alex Rider film because he is too old. He next appeared in Wild Child, a movie set in California and Yorkshire. He played school boy Freddie Kingsley and he co-starred with Emma Roberts. He will star in the film Beastly, based on the novel by Alex Flinn, alongside Mary-Kate Olsen, Vanessa Hudgens and Neil Patrick Harris to be released in 2010. He finished filming on 13 August 2009, according to the film's Twitter account. Pettyfer returned to modelling in 2007. His recent modelling jobs include ad campaigns for Burberry in 2008 and 2009. On 14 June 2009, Pettyfer was voted #35 on the Britain's top 50 most eligible bachelors by UK women's magazine Company. In August 2009 the UK magazine Glamour ranked him at #21 on their list of the sexiest men on the planet, as determined by a poll of 2000 British women. Pettyfer was raised in Windsor, Berkshire, and attended Shiplake College boarding school near Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire and Lambrook Haileybury School in Windsor. He initially attended Millfield School in Somerset, before Shipklake College, and then left after GCSEs to attend drama college. When not working, Pettyfer's hobbies include skiing and hockey. He also attended Sylvia Young Theatre School. After Pettyfer completed filming Stormbreaker, he did not discuss the film with anyone at his school, citing the advice of his Stormbreaker co-star, Ewan McGregor, who told him to keep his personal and professional life separate. Pettyfer has since decided to leave school and concentrate on his film career, whilst studying drama at college, saying that "When you have already experienced going out and working in the real world, and you come back to school, you just see it as a playground and you don't want to be there any more". Pettyfer has seven tattoos, including a Celtic cross on his chest, Arabic script on the inside of his right arm, the words, "What Goes Around Comes Around" on his right shoulder, a Kanji script on his lower waist, and the letters "ER," the initials of his now ex-girlfriend Emma Roberts inside interlinking hearts on his right wrist. When Contactmusic asked him about the "ER" tattoo he said "I don't know how to say it, she's a lovely, lovely girl, we had a spell of something that is over now, but we're on good terms. She's beautiful, she's great; we're really good friends." The actor had gotten Roberts' name tattooed on his wrist while the two were dating. "I'm going to get asked about this, aren't I? I thought it was just between me and her," he said when asked about the tattoo.
Andre Van Noord
“I was spotted when I was 20, when I was studying political science, and it was a complete leap into the unknown. It was a dizzying about turn. I’m now 45 and still working. I was almost always drunk on the catwalk. Mescal, you know, I was very wild. But also always on time and always OK – which is normal when you get paid 30.000 euro to go to Seychelles. I know how to take a good portrait. I always think “Fuck me”. That’s my secret. I live in Amsterdam, and I have three kids. I swim an hour a day. I’m off the drugs and alcohol. I’m an actor, a photographer, and write poetry.”
Christian Louis Cooke (born 15 September 1986) in Leeds, West Yorkshire) is an English actor, known for playing Luke Kirkwall in Where the Heart Is, Luke Rutherford in Demons and Dorian Gaudain in Trinity. Cooke began his acting career at the age of 10 when he appeared in a production of Bedazzled at the Bingley Arts Centre. His first television appearance was in a commercial for Birds Eye beef burgers. Cooke played the role of Luke Kirkwall from 2000 to 2006 in the ITV drama Where the Heart Is. He has also guest starred in Doctors, The Royal, Casualty and George Gently. He starred in one episode of the BBC's Robin Hood as Will Scarlett's younger brother, Luke Scarlett. Cooke also appeared in BBC One's The Chase and played Brae Marrack in the ITV1 soap opera Echo Beach. He guest starred in the 2008 Doctor Who episodes "The Sontaran Stratagem" and "The Poison Sky", playing UNIT soldier Ross Jenkins, who is killed off in the later episode. In early 2009, he played the lead role of Luke Rutherford in ITV1 supernatural drama Demons. Cooke has recently appeared in ITV2's eight part drama Trinity, where he had several rear nude scenes in the first episode. He will also play the role of Freddie in the forthcoming Cemetery Junction (2010).
“I head a documentary and a production company, Caltana Creative. I spent a lot, gave it away, lent it. I’ve made mistakes in business, lost money in stocks. I love travelling, taking friends with me, and partying. I bought tons of gadgets and musical instruments. It was my thing. The Dim underwear ad, where I was naked in an apartment – that was the high point. People went crazy. I remember cinema audiences going bananas when it came on. Sex life is a dream! (laughs). There were loads of gorgeous women. But in between more long-term relationships.”
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Douglas Booth is one of the new crop of willowy boys appearing opposite Emma Watson in the latest Burberry campaign. Burberry's creative director Christopher Bailey calls him 'an exceptionally talented young guy who we feel is going to be a huge star. He has a really modern British look and style... he's also down-to-earth and a pleasure to be around.' The 17-year-old is currently working on projects by Oscar winners Julian Fellowes and Tony and Ridley Scott. As a result, comparisons with Twilight star Robert Pattinson are already being made. 'If someone came along and said, "Take this pill and you'll be as famous as Robert Pattinson," I wouldn't say no, but I'd think about it first. It's a lovely place to be but it's also scary. He's commanding double-digit millions after just a couple of big movies. The whole of the teenage girl population, including my girlfriend and my sister and all their friends, is captivated by him. I'm sure he captivates lots of boys as well.' Douglas may find that his own exotic looks (thanks to a half-Spanish, half-Dutch mother and English father) are no less captivating to a young female audience. 'In my first audition someone said I looked Burmese,' he comments. His mother is an artist, his father works in shipping for Citigroup, and his 18-year-old sister is also an artist. Douglas grew up in Greenwich and Blackheath, before moving to Sevenoaks. By the age of 13 he was appearing in National Youth Music Theatre productions, where 'I was told it was better if I stopped playing rugby because if I ended up with a crushed face or cauliflower ears it wouldn't be great for my long-term career'. At 15, he signed with Curtis Brown (Robert Pattinson and Dev Patel's agent) and after GCSEs at Lingfield Notre Dame school near Sevenoaks, he moved to a nearby sixthform college for its drama department. Two months later he quit his AS levels in drama, media studies and English literature to act. His girlfriend of three years frequently visits him onset. 'She bunked off work and came to the studios. We were in the trailer when she called in sick and Dominic West was in the background going, "Nurse, nurse, help me." He's a big joker.' Douglas himself is the picture of health and spends his holidays skiing in Norway and mountain biking in the Alps and the Rockies. His CV says he can gallop and handle (small) jumps on horseback. 'I don't smoke and, hand on my heart, I've never, ever considered taking drugs. It just doesn't appeal. I was at Glastonbury last year and there were people popping pills all around me. I'm an actor and my body's my instrument. If I go and start mucking it up, I've got nothing left.'
Even after a decade Larry Scott remains one of the industry's most coveted faces. After his iconic turn for Armani (who can forget his ten years as the face of Acqua Di Gio) as well as work with nearly every designer Scott continues to book choice jobs. With a recent resurgence between the pages of Interview and Vogue Hommes International Larry is poised to continue his winning streak. Discovered in San Francisco by a photographer, Larry Scott is a prime example of a male model fairy tale. Hitting ultimate fame as the face of Giorgio Armani's Acqua Di Gio fragrance for a decade, Scott has become part of the elite generation of male supermodels. “I had just six dollars in my pocket when I arrived in Milan. In week two, I was doing the Versace ad campaign and had 5.000 dollars up front. But I didn’t live it up – no drinking or partying. I was the good male model – I could dance, pose nude, and I made sure they always got the good photo. Where I did have problems was away from the camera. There’s less control once you’re outside the studio. I play the flute and I’m a photographer. I had some disappointments and went into a depression, but that’s all behind me now.”
Jamie Campbell Bower
Jamie Campbell Bower (born 22 November 1988) is an English actor who is best known for his role as Anthony Hope in Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. He is set to appear as Gellert Grindelwald in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Bower is from London. His mother, Annie, is a music manager, and his father, David, works for the Gibson Guitar Corporation. He attended Bedales and is a former member of the National Youth Music Theatre. He began his professional career when friend Laura Michelle Kelly, who also appears in Sweeney Todd, recommended him to her agent. In addition to acting, he is also the lead singer in the band The Darling Buds. Campbell Bower was a full-time model with Select Model Management in London. He played Rocker in the film RocknRolla and Jack in Winter in Wartime (Oorlogswinter). Campbell Bower stars in the 2009 remake of the series The Prisoner as Number 11-12. In 2009, he played Volturi member Caius in the film New Moon alongside Michael Sheen, who played the Volturi leader Aro. He is also set to appear as the younger version of Gellert Grindelwald, the dark wizard defeated by Albus Dumbledore in the 2010 and 2011 adaptions of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
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With a slew of campaigns that have gone down in history and a nearly flawless slate of editorial work Mark Vanderloo is the gold standard of male modeling. You name it, he has done it - Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, Giorgio Armani - every major booking there is. As one of the original 90s male supermodels Vanderloo, has emerged as last man standing with a name, that still stands for professionalism, dedication and unrivaled presence. With his new DKNY fragrance campaign and editorials in V, Vogue Italia and GQ introducing his face to a whole new generation of fashion addicts, Vanderloo has transcended the limitations of the industry wide youth obsession and cemented himself as an enduring icon. Born in Waddinzveen, Holland, (Birth Date: April 24, 1968) Mr. Mark Vanderloo has taken the male modeling industry by storm. At age 22, Vanderloo entered the University of Amsterdam to study history. He began modeling after accompanying a model girlfriend to a photoshoot one day. Vanderloo moved to New York in 1994 to be Calvin Klein’s Obsession model. Soon there after he booked the role as face-and body-of Boss’ couture and ready-to-wear lines in 1995. Mark was one of the first men to appear on the cover of Marie Claire in 1996. At some point in the 90's, Mark was doing 50 shows every fashion week, it's no surprise that VH1’s Fashion and Music Awards named him Male Model of the Year in 1995. Vanderloo resides in New York, and has homes in Paris and Amsterdam. He also speaks five languages. In addition to his work in the fashion industry, Vanderloo's likeness is currently in use as the default model for Commander Shepard in the video games Mass Effect, and Mass Effect 2 for Xbox 360 and PC. Vanderloo made a guest appearance on Cycle 11 of America's Next Top Model in 2008.
Luke Antony Treadaway (born 10 September 1984) is an English actor, best known for appearing in the film Brothers of the Head. Treadaway was brought up in Sandford, near Crediton, Devon with his father, an architect, his mother, a primary school teacher, and two brothers - his slightly younger twin Harry and their older brother Sam, an artist. He attended Queen Elizabeth's Community College in Crediton. As a young teenager he played the guitar in a band called Lizardsun which he formed with Harry, as well as Matt Conyngham and Seth Campbell. As a child, he was a member of the National Youth Theatre, for whom he played Prince Ivan in The Firebird. He was also in the ensemble for a production of Murder in the Cathedral. While still at drama school, he and his twin brother recorded roles in their first feature film: Brothers of the Head, in which they played conjoined twins. Luke played Barry Howe, the band's singer, and his brother Harry played Tom Howe, the guitarist and song-writer. During rehearsals and throughout the shoot, Luke and Harry were connected to each other for fifteen hours a day, wearing sewn-together wetsuits or a harness. They also slept in one bed to simulate the conjoined nature of their characters. The Treadaways performed all tracks featured in the film themselves live on stage, as well as recording nine tracks for the sound-track album. After graduating from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in 2006, he appeared in The Innocence Project for BBC television. In the same year he had a small part in a short film called God's Wounds. He recently finished filming Dogging: A Love Story directed by Simon Ellis, and also appeared as a 14 year old Theo in the hard-hitting Channel 4 drama Clapham Junction. He made his stage debut in Saint Joan at the Royal National Theatre, followed by playing Albert in War Horse at the same venue. In 2008 he appeared in Piranha Heights, a new play by Philip Ridley, at the Soho Theatre in London and in Cradle Me, a new play by Simon Vinnicombe, at the Finborough Theatre. He also played Albert in John Tams' adaptation of War Horse for BBC Radio 2 on 8 November 2008. In 2009 he appeared in the play Over There at the Royal Court Theatre alongside his twin brother Harry Treadaway from 25 February - 21 March. He spent November 2009 in Romania filming 'The Whistleblower' with Rachel Weisz, Vanessa Redgrave and Monica Belluci. He will play Prokopian in the 2010 film Clash of the Titans. He play's Lee in Phillip Ridley's 'Heartless', also starring Jim Sturgess and Noel Clarke, released in May 2010. He will appear in 'Killing Bono', starring Ben Barnes and Pete Postlthwaite. He is currently filming 'Attack the Block', a Film Four production, alongside Nick Frost and Jodie Whittaker. He is also currently filming 'Late Bloomers' with William Hurt and Isabella Rosellini.
“I’ve give up acting to concentrate on my courses at the School of Fine Arts in Zurich. I attended an audition with Universal organized by Drew Barrymore for the role of Robin in Batman. A Los Angeles queen of casting told me I had talent, but that I was too nervous, unstable and lonely, and I didn’t think to ask her to give me the time to work on it. That was really dumb of me. There was a real sense of the brotherhood among all those male models – like a mythical family. I wanted to set up a labour union so that we could control prices, but I didn’t manage it.”
Thomas Brodie Sangster (born 16 May 1990) is an English film and television actor, best known for his roles in Love Actually, Nanny McPhee, The Last Legion, and voice of Ferb in Phineas and Ferb. Sangster lives with his sister, Ava, and his parents, actors Tasha (née Bertram) and Mark Sangster. Sangster has appeared in several BBC films while his father, who is also a musician, starred in the musical adaptation of The Lion King in Germany. Sangster is the second cousin once removed of actor Hugh Grant, alongside whom he appeared in Love Actually; his great-grandmother, Barbara Bertram, and Grant's grandmother were sisters. Sangster's great-grandfather, Anthony Bertram, was a novelist. Sangster plays guitar, but he learned to play upside down because he is portraying the left-handed Paul McCartney in the feature film Nowhere Boy. Sangster's first acting job was in a BBC television film, Station Jim. He subsequently appeared in a few more television films, including the lead roles in Bobbie's Girl, The Miracle of the Cards (based on the story of Craig Shergold) and Stig of the Dump. He won the "Golden Nymph" award at the 43rd Annual Monte Carlo Television Festival for his role in the miniseries Entrusted. Love Actually, in which he played Liam Neeson's stepson, was Sangster's first major theatrical film. He was nominated for a "Golden Satellite Award" and a "Young Artist Award" for his role in the film. Sangster next appeared in a television adaptation of the novel Feather Boy and played a younger version of James Franco's role in the film version of Tristan and Isolde, which was filmed in the Czech Republic. Among other things, Sangster takes part in a (child's) swordfight in the film. Sangster next starred in the commercially successful film Nanny McPhee, as the eldest of seven children. In 2007 he appeared in a two-part story (Human Nature and The Family of Blood) in the third series of Doctor Who as schoolboy Timothy 'Tim' Latimer, and guest-starred in the Doctor Who audio dramas The Mind's Eye and The Bride of Peladon. His voice lowered during filming of the Doctor Who episodes. That same year he voiced the character of Ferb Fletcher in the Disney Channel animated series Phineas and Ferb. He also starred alongside Love Actually and Nanny McPhee co-star Colin Firth in the film adaptation of Valerio Massimo Manfredi's historical novel The Last Legion, released in 2007. As of December 2007, he was also working on the filming of a television series of the story of Pinocchio, filmed in Italy. In March 2008 it was announced that Sangster will star in Steven Spielberg's CGI motion capture film Tintin as the title character of Hergé's comic books. Sangster left the project after scheduling difficulties when filming was delayed in October 2008 and the role was given to Jamie Bell. At the end of March 2008, he begins working with Oscar-winning director Jane Campion on her film Bright Star, a love story with Ben Whishaw and Abbie Cornish portraying John Keats and his lover Fanny Brawne. In March 2009 Sangster joined Aaron Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas and Anne-Marie Duff in Nowhere Boy, a film directed by award-winning artist Sam Taylor-Wood, about the teenage years of John Lennon and the two women who shaped his early life: his mother Julia (Duff) and his aunt Mimi (Scott Thomas). In 2010 comes out new film with Thomas - AWOL. He plays Casey. Sangster established Brodie Films in 2006 with his mother Tasha Bertram "to create opportunities in the film industry for new British talent; innovative writers, actors and directors." In January 2010, as bassist, Thomas joined Winnet - a band, where his mother, Tasha Sangster, takes the Vocals.
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