Thomas Turgoose

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Thomas Turgoose
Born
Thomas Aiden Turgoose

(1992-03-08) 8 March 1992 (age 30)
OccupationActor
Years active2006–present
Spouse(s)Charlotte Revell (m. 2018)

Thomas Aiden Turgoose (born 11 February 1992) [1] is an English actor, best known for his role as Shaun Fields in the film This Is England (2006), a role he reprises in the This Is England TV series This Is England '86 (2010), This Is England '88 (2011) and This Is England '90 (2015). [2]

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Career

In his first film role in 2006, he played the lead character, Shaun Fields, in This Is England , written and directed by Shane Meadows. On television he played the character Dizzy, a young boy mentored by Adam Solomons (Luke Treadaway), in the 2006 BBC drama series The Innocence Project . The programme was cancelled after eight episodes due to poor ratings and negative reviews. [3] Turgoose's character was in six of the eight episodes. In 2008, he was again in a Shane Meadows film, Somers Town , where he co-starred in a comedy role with young Polish actor Piotr Jagiello. Both young actors shared the "Best Actor in a Narrative Feature" award at New York's Tribeca Film Festival. [4] [5] He was also in The Scouting Book for Boys , and appeared in This Is England '86 , a 4-part TV series for Channel 4 looking at characters from This is England three years on. [6] A year later, he appeared in the three-part series This Is England '88 , aired just before Christmas 2011, and also appeared in This Is England '90 , aired in 2015. [7]

He appeared on Pointless Celebrities , where he was paired with fellow actor Vas Blackwood. On 7 November 2015, he made his second appearance on Pointless Celebrities, where he was paired with Tyger Drew-Honey. In 2017, Turgoose appeared in the Season 7 premiere of the HBO series Game of Thrones as a Lannister soldier.

Personal life

Turgoose is a supporter of Grimsby Town, although he admits that as a boy he supported Manchester United, [8] and is a season ticket holder at his hometown club. [9] Prior to Grimsby Town's Conference Premier play-off final against Bristol Rovers, he interviewed manager Paul Hurst, club captain Craig Disley and striker Lenell John-Lewis for Football Focus , which was aired on 16 May 2015. [10]

Filmography

YearFilmRoleNotes
2006 This Is England Shaun Fields British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer
Nominated – ALFS Award for British Breakthrough – Acting
Nominated – Empire Award for Best Newcomer
The Innocence Project DizzyTV series (7 episodes: 2006–2007)
2008 Somers Town Tomo London Film Critics Circle Award for Young British Performer of the Year (also for Eden Lake)
Nominated – British Independent Film Award for Best Actor
Eden Lake CooperFilm
2009 The Scouting Book for Boys DavidNominated – ALFS Award for Young British Performer of the Year
Cast Offs JakeTV series (1 episode: "Will")
2010Dirty EggThe Kid'Short'
This Is England '86 Shaun FieldsTV series (4 episodes)
2011 This Is England '88 Shaun FieldsTV series (3 episodes)
2012 Birdsong Private TipperTV series (2 episodes)
Coming Up LumpTV series (1 episode)
KissSeanShort Film
2013Post JumpTomShort Film
2015JackedWaylenShort Film
George Misses the TrainGeorgeShort Film
This Is England '90 Shaun FieldsTV Series (4 episodes)
2016The HatchingCaesarFilm
2017 Game of Thrones Lannister SoldierEpisode: "Dragonstone"
Butterfly KissesShrekFilm
Kingsman: The Golden Circle LiamFilm
2018 Terminal RaymondFilm
Swimming with Men TomFilm
Hymn of HatePrivate Billy BoothShort Film
2019 Avengement TuneFilm
2021 Creation Stories Dick GreenFilm
Intergalactic DrewTV Series

Appearances

YearAppearanceRoleNotes
2007The Making of 'This is England'HimselfTV documentary short
2008Cinema 3TV series (1 episode: "29 November 2008)
2009 Celebrity Juice 25 March 2009
2010 BBC Breakfast TV series (1 episode: "18 March 2010")
2012Vic & Bob's Lucky Sexy WinnersComedy panel show
2012Maximo Park – Hips and LipsVideo Clip
2015Celebrity Juice1 October 2015
2016Celebrity Mastermind9 January 2016
2018Black Horse MonkseatonDJ Set

Honours

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