Joel Fry (actor)

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Joel Fry
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Fry in 2017
London, England
Alma mater Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Occupation(s)Actor, musician
Years active2006–present

Joel Fry is a British actor and musician, having had roles in White Van Man , Trollied , Plebs , Twenty Twelve , and W1A. In film, he appeared as Lu'kibu in 10,000 BC , Rocky in the 2019 romantic comedy film Yesterday . In 2023, Fry starred in a main role as 'Hugh', the solicitor to Burnley banker Dave Fishwick in the film Bank of Dave .



Fry studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), graduating with a BA in Acting Degree (H Level) in 2005. [1] On television, he is best known for portraying the characters Hizdahr zo Loraq in the series Game of Thrones [2] [3] and Frenchie in Our Flag Means Death . Further television credits include White Van Man , Trollied , Plebs , [4] Twenty Twelve , and W1A. In film, he appeared as Lu'kibu in 10,000 BC , [4] Rocky in the 2019 romantic comedy film Yesterday , and Jasper Badun in the 2021 crime comedy-drama Cruella . [5]

In 2023, Fry starred in a main role as 'Hugh', the solicitor to Burnley banker Dave Fishwick (played by Rory Kinnear) in the film Bank of Dave , released on Netflix in January 2023. [6]


Fry is a former member of the band Animal Circus, which released the EP Snakes and Ladders in 2012. [7]

Fry is featured in two songs on the 2022 Our Flag Means Death soundtrack, where he performs as his character, Frenchie. [8]



2008 10,000 BC Lu'kibu
2010 Tamara Drewe Steve Culley
2017 Paddington 2 Postman Joe
2018 Benjamin Stephen
2019DenmarkThe Captain [9]
2019 Yesterday Rocky
2020 Love, Wedding, Repeat Bryan
2020Silent NightSeamus
2021 Cruella Jasper Badun
2021 In the Earth Dr. Martin Lowery
2021 A Boy Called Christmas Matt
2023 Bank of Dave Hugh
TBA The Queen Mary TBAFilming
TBA The End We Start From TBAFilming [10]


2006; 2009 The Bill Darrel Cunningham / Baxter Ryan5 episodes
2008 Massive SwingMain cast, 6 episodes
2009 No Signal! Various characters6 episodes
2011–2012 White Van Man DarrenMain cast, 13 episodes
2011–2013 Trollied LeightonMain cast, 35 episodes
2012 Twenty Twelve Karl MarxRecurring role, 4 episodes
2012 Bedlam Liam1 episode
2012 Public Enemies Darren NunnMiniseries, 3 episodes
2013–2016 Plebs Stylax Rufus EurystaclesMain cast, 22 episodes
2014–2017 W1A Karl Marx2 episodes
2014–2015 Game of Thrones Hizdahr zo Loraq Recurring role, 8 episodes
2015 Death in Paradise Steve Taylor1 episode
2015 You, Me and the Apocalypse Dave BosleyMiniseries, 10 episodes
2016 Ordinary Lies Billy 'Toke' TokingtonMain cast, 6 episodes
2015–2017 Drunk History Gilbert Gifford & Albert, Prince Consort 2 episodes
2018 Requiem HalMiniseries, 6 episodes
2019 This Time with Alan Partridge Rod1 episode
2022 Our Flag Means Death FrenchieMain cast, 10 episodes


Animal Circus

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