Thomas Turgoose

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Thomas Turgoose
Born
Thomas Aiden Turgoose

(1992-02-11) 11 February 1992 (age 27)
Grimsby, England
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]

<i>This Is England</i> 2006 British drama film written and directed by Shane Meadows

This Is England, is a 2006 British drama film written and directed by Shane Meadows. The story centres on young skinheads in England in 1983. The film illustrates how their subculture, which has its roots in 1960s West Indies culture, especially ska, soul, and reggae music, became adopted by the far-right, especially white nationalists and white supremacists, which led to divisions within the skinhead scene. The film's title is a direct reference to a scene where the character Combo explains his nationalist views using the phrase "this is England" during his speech.

<i>This Is England 86</i> 2010 British drama series

This Is England '86 is a 2010 British drama miniseries written by Shane Meadows and Jack Thorne, a spin-off from the 2006 film This Is England. Set three years later, it focuses on the mod revival scene rather than the skinhead subculture, with the gang variously adopting an eclectic mix of clothing styles.

<i>This Is England 88</i> 2011 British drama series

This Is England '88 is a 2011 British drama miniseries written by Shane Meadows and Jack Thorne as a spin-off from the 2006 film This Is England. It is also a sequel to the 2010 television sequel-series This Is England '86, set two and a half years later and starring as previously Thomas Turgoose as Shaun, Vicky McClure as Lol and Joe Gilgun as Woody.

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Career

In his first film role in 2006, aged 13, he played the lead character, Shaun, 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. But 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]

Shane Meadows film director

Shane Meadows is an English filmmaker of independent film.

Luke Antony Newman Treadaway is a British actor and singer. He has won an Olivier Award for Best Leading Actor for his performance as Christopher in the National Theatre's production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in 2013. He has also been nominated for an Evening Standard Theatre Award.

The Innocence Project is a television drama series created by BBC Northern Ireland and first broadcast on BBC One on 9 November 2006. The series follows the work of Professor Jon Ford, who sets up The Innocence Project, peopled entirely by a hand-picked group of law students. They take on cases pro bono that no-one else will handle, or those that have been forgotten or given up on, working for clients that would otherwise have no hope, and who have possibly been wrongly convicted. The series is based on a British version of the Innocence Project, a non-profit legal clinic in the United States.

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] Also on the same day, 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.

Grimsby Town F.C. association football club in Cleethorpes, England

Grimsby Town Football Club is a professional football club based in Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, England, that competes in League Two, the fourth tier of the English football league system. Nicknamed "the Mariners", the club was founded as Grimsby Pelham in 1878, changed its name to Grimsby Town a year later and moved to its current stadium, Blundell Park, in 1898.

Manchester United F.C. Association football club

Manchester United Football Club is a professional football club based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, that competes in the Premier League, the top flight of English football. Nicknamed "the Red Devils", the club was founded as Newton Heath LYR Football Club in 1878, changed its name to Manchester United in 1902 and moved to its current stadium, Old Trafford, in 1910.

2015 Conference Premier play-off Final

The 2015 Conference Premier play-off Final, known as the 2015 Vanarama Conference Promotion Final for sponsorship reasons, was a football match between Bristol Rovers and Grimsby Town played on 17 May 2015 at Wembley Stadium in London. It was the thirteenth Conference Premier play-off Final, the eighth to be played at Wembley and the first to feature either side.

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 Tune

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
2017”Kingsman:The Golden Circle”Liam
2018Black Horse MonkseatonDJ Set

Honours

Tribeca Film Festival annual film festival held in New York, US

The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) is a prominent film festival held in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan, showcasing a diverse selection of independent films. Since its inaugural year in 2002, it has become a recognized outlet for independent filmmakers in all genres to release their work to a broad audience.

<i>Somers Town</i> (film) 2008 film by Shane Meadows

Somers Town is a 2008 film directed by Shane Meadows, written by Paul Fraser and produced by Barnaby Spurrier. It stars Thomas Turgoose, Piotr Jagiello, Kate Dickie, Perry Benson, and Elisa Lasowski. It was entirely funded by Eurostar.

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