Toby Sebastian

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Toby Sebastian
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Sebastian in 2015
Born
Sebastian Toby M. Pugh

(1992-02-26) 26 February 1992 (age 32)
Oxford, England
Occupations
  • Actor
  • musician
Years active2008–present
Relatives Florence Pugh (sister)

Sebastian Toby M. Pugh (born 26 February 1992), known professionally as Toby Sebastian, is a British actor and musician. [1] He is best known for portraying the character of Trystane Martell in the HBO series Game of Thrones , and Andrea Bocelli in the biopic The Music of Silence .

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Early life

Sebastian was born in Oxford but lived in Andalusia, Spain, with his three sisters (all actresses): Florence, Arabella, and Rafaela for three years from 1999–2002. [2] His father, Clinton Pugh, is a restaurateur and designer. His mother Deborah is a dance teacher.

Career

Sebastian first appeared on TV as a contestant on Orange unsignedAct in 2008. Sebastian performed as a singer-songwriter, performing his own songs as part of a competition to win a £60,000 recording contract, but did not make the final. Following the show, he left school for a record deal with A&M records (Universal) and spent years between London, Los Angeles and Nashville where he recorded his debut album with award-winning country producer Chris Lindsey.

In 2012, he landed his first acting role in the film, After the Dark . He also appeared in The Red Tent as Re-mose, in Barely Lethal (alongside Hailee Steinfeld, Sophie Turner and Thomas Mann) as Cash Fenton. In the same film, Sebastian contributed five original songs to the soundtrack. [3]

In 2015, Sebastian was cast in the fifth season of Game of Thrones as Trystane Martell. [4] Game of Thrones casting director Nina Gold later explained his casting in the series: "We knew Toby more because he'd done a lot of music things in the past, but he has a really romantic feel that just worked."[ citation needed ]

Sebastian portrayed Andrea Bocelli in the biopic The Music of Silence , alongside Antonio Banderas and Jordi Mollà directed by the Academy Award nominated director Michael Radford. [5] [6]

In 2017, Sebastian starred in the feature film Trading Paint (also released as Burning Rubber) a sports film starring John Travolta, Michael Madsen and Shania Twain, directed by Karzan Kader.

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
2012 After the Dark Russell
2015 Barely Lethal Cash Fenton
2016 Music, War and Love Vlad Dagmarov
2016 Alex & Co: How to Grow Up Despite Your Parents Pat Riley
2017 The Music of Silence Amos Bardi (Andrea Bocelli)also producer
2019 Trading Paint Cam

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
2008 Orange unsignedAct Self (music)
2012 The Hollow Crown Rebel Soldier
2014 The Red Tent Re-Mose
2015–2016 Game of Thrones Trystane Martell
2017All You Need Is MeJohnny

Discography

TitleDetails
2013Into the LightAlbum released 2013
2019"No Money"Single released 2019
2019HamliarEP released 2019
2019"Train to Mexico"Single released 2019
2020"Number One Lover"Single released 2020
2020"Toothpaste Kisses"Single released 2020
2021"Midnight" (feat. Florence Pugh)Single released 2021
2021"Sitting On the Water"Single released 2021
2022"Real Kicks"Single released 2022

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References

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