Harry Lloyd

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Harry Lloyd
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Lloyd in March 2010
Harry Charles Salusbury Lloyd [1]

(1983-11-17) 17 November 1983 (age 37)
London, England
Years active1999–present
Relatives Charles Dickens
Captain Peter Dickens
(maternal grandfather)
Henry Blagrove
Family Dickens

Harry Charles Salusbury Lloyd (born 17 November 1983) is an English actor. He is known for his roles as Will Scarlet in the 2006 BBC drama Robin Hood , Jeremy Baines in the 2007 Doctor Who episodes "Human Nature" and "The Family of Blood", Viserys Targaryen in the first season of the HBO series Game of Thrones , Peter Quayle in the series Counterpart and Bernard Marx in the series Brave New World . He has also appeared on stage, and in films including The Theory of Everything and Anthropoid .


Early life, family, and education

Lloyd was born in London, the son of Marion Evelyn (née Dickens), a children's publisher, and Jonathan Lloyd, who heads a literary agency. [2] He is the great-great-great-grandson of Victorian writer Charles Dickens through his mother, who is the daughter of Captain Peter Dickens, RN, and the great-granddaughter of barrister Henry Fielding Dickens. [3] One of his maternal great-grandfathers was Rear-Admiral Henry Blagrove, [4] [5] and another maternal ancestor was composer and pianist Ignaz Moscheles. [6] [7] Lloyd is a cousin of biographer and writer Lucinda Hawksley, and actor and performer Gerald Dickens. Lloyd is a keen football fan and an avid supporter of Chelsea F.C. [8]

Lloyd was educated at Eton College and, while there, made his television debut at the age of 16 as James Steerforth in the BBC's 1999 adaptation of David Copperfield opposite Daniel Radcliffe. [9] [10] In 2002, he was cast as young Rivers in Goodbye Mr Chips . He went on to study English at Christ Church, Oxford, [9] where he joined the Oxford University Dramatic Society and appeared in several plays like Kiss of the Spider Woman and The Comedy of Errors . He toured Japan with The Comedy of Errors for the society's 2005 summer tour, starring alongside Felicity Jones. He left the University of Oxford in 2005, graduating with an upper second-class degree.


In 2007, Lloyd made his professional stage debut at the Trafalgar Studios in A Gaggle of Saints, one of three short plays that make up Neil LaBute's Bash , for which he received many positive reviews. [11] [12] [13] [14] He played Jeremy Baines, a student whose mind is taken over by a species of aliens called the Family of Blood, in the Doctor Who episodes "Human Nature" and "The Family of Blood". He was suggested as a possible candidate to play the Doctor when David Tennant left the role. [15]

In 2011, Lloyd appeared as Viserys Targaryen in the HBO series Game of Thrones . [16] [17] [18] He also appeared in the BBC comedy Taking The Flak , and as Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations . [3] He had small roles in Jane Eyre and The Iron Lady , and starred as the son of a gangster in The Fear, which aired on Channel 4 in December 2012. [19] In 2012, he appeared as Sir Edmund Mortimer in the BBC television film The Hollow Crown: Henry IV, Part 1 , and he played Ferdinand, The Duke of Calabria, in The Duchess of Malfi at the Old Vic in London. He took on his first leading role in the feature film Closer to the Moon, released in 2014. Lloyd also appeared as Stephen Hawking's fictionalised roommate Brian in the Best Picture-nominated film The Theory of Everything , alongside Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne and Academy Award nominee Felicity Jones.

In 2015, Lloyd co-created the web series Supreme Tweeter, in which he stars as a fictionalised version of himself. [20] The following year he played Adolf Opálka in the epic war film Anthropoid , also starring Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy. He also appeared in the ITV series Marcella . He returned to the stage for the production Good Canary at the Rose Theatre, which was directed by John Malkovich in the role of the protagonist. In 2017, he filmed for the part of Peter Quayle in the science fiction thriller series Counterpart with J. K. Simmons, and starred as young Joe Castleman in the film The Wife , an adaptation of the book by Meg Wolitzer, opposite Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce (the latter playing the older Joe).



2011 Jane Eyre Richard Mason Cary Fukunaga
The Iron Lady Young Denis Thatcher Phyllida Lloyd
2013 Closer to the Moon Virgil Nae Caranfil
2014 Big Significant Things Craig HarrisonBryan Reisberg
The Riot Club Lord Riot Lone Scherfig
The Theory of Everything Brian James Marsh
2015 Narcopolis Ben GrievesJustin Trefgarne
The ShowGeoffrey James Alexandrou
2016 Anthropoid Adolf Opálka Sean Ellis
2017 The Wife Young Joe Castleman Björn Runge
2019PhilophobiaMr JacksonGuy Davies


2009Oscar & JimGerryIain Weatherby
2011The Half-LightSecond ManPrasanna Puwanarajah
2013DesireChris Leon Ockenden


1999 David Copperfield Young James Steerforth Television film
2002 Goodbye, Mr. Chips Young RiversTelevision film
2005 Murder Investigation Team Matt PattinsonEpisode: "Phone Tag"
The Bill Matt RichieEpisode: "A Social Decision"
2006 Holby City Damon HughesEpisode: "Flight of the Bumblebee"
Vital Signs Jason Bradley5 episodes
Genie in the House NevEpisode: "Puppy Love"
2006–2007 Robin Hood Will Scarlett Main role; 26 episodes
2007 Doctor Who Jeremy Baines2 episodes
2008 Heroes and Villains LucasEpisode: "Richard the Lionheart"
The Devil's Whore Prince Rupert of the Rhine Episode #1
2009 Lewis PeterEpisode: "Counter Culture Blues"
Taking the Flak Alexander Taylor-PierceMain role; 5 episodes
2011 Game of Thrones Viserys Targaryen Main role; 5 episodes
Nominated Scream Award for Best Ensemble
Great Expectations Herbert Pocket Miniseries; 2 episodes
2012 The Hollow Crown: Henry IV, Part 1 Sir Edmund Mortimer Television film
The Fear Matty BeckettMiniseries; 4 episodes
Nominated – British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actor
2014 Manhattan Paul CrosleyMain role; 23 episodes
2015 Wolf Hall Lord Henry Percy, 6th Earl of Northumberland Miniseries; 3 episodes
2016 Marcella Henry Gibson8 episodes
2017–2019 Counterpart Peter QuayleMain role; 18 episodes
2018 Hang Ups Nathan Slater4 episodes
2019 Legion Charles Xavier 3 episodes
2020 Brave New World Bernard MarxMain role


2003 Kiss of the Spider Woman Valentin Arregui Paz Oxford University Dramatic Society
2005 The Comedy of Errors Antipholus of SyracuseOxford University Dramatic Society
2008 The Sea Willy Carson Theatre Royal Haymarket
2009 A View from the Bridge Rodolpho Duke of York's Theatre
2010 The Little Dog Laughed Alex Garrick Theatre
2012 The Duchess of Malfi Duke Ferdinand The Old Vic
2014 Notes From Underground Underground ManVarious in Paris; Print Room Coronet in London
2016Good CanaryJack Rose Theatre

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