Let's talk Douglas Booth. So, he's good-looking. Insanely good-looking. The type of good-looking that makes you stop in the street and start drooling, good-looking. But enough about what he looks like, there are far more important things to say about him... Like, for instance, who is he? Where do you recognise him from? And which films has he starred in? Here's your need-to-know on the British actor...
Who is Douglas Booth?
Douglas was born in Greenwich in London to Vivien (a painter) and his financier Simon Booth (formerly managing director of both CitiGroup and Deutsche Bank's shipping finance departments).
At 10 years old, Douglas and his family moved to Sevenoaks in Kent where Douglas attended Solefield School – the independent junior school for boys – and later, Bennett Memorial Diocesan School and Lingfield Notre Dame School in Surrey.
A severe dyslexic, Douglas struggled at school, but has said that having to put in triple the effort of everyone else, made him 'more resilient in every sense'.
After starring in a school production of Agamemmnon at 12, Douglas fell in love with acting. He signed up to the National Youth Theatre at 13, and later joined the Guildhall School of Music and Drama as well.
At 15, he found himself an agent through the renowned agency, Curtis Brown, and went on to quit his AS levels in order to focus more heavily on his career.
His first film role was in the children's movie From Time To Time (2009) directed by Downton Abbey's Julian Fellowes, starring Maggie Smith and Timothy Spall.
Douglas Booth's best film and TV roles
He may be only 25, but Douglas has already racked up a pretty impressive filmography.
He first wowed onscreen playing singer Boy George in the TV film Worried About The Boy. Portraying the musician in his early life, Douglas impressed the critics, who praised his performance as 'mesmerising'. He went on to star alongside Gillian Anderson and Ray Winstone in BBC One's Great Expectations, and later played opposite Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus and Demi Moore in the team film LOL.
The following year, he played Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, the film version directed by Carlo Carlei, and later took on the character of Harry Villiers in The Riot Club – a film adaptation of Laura Wade's critically-acclaimed play Posh, based on a fictional version of the real-life Bullingdon Club in Oxford. Last Christmas, he was part of the impressive ensemble cast of the BBC's critical acclaimed Agatha Christie adaptation, And Then There Were None, in which he took the role of reckless playboy Anthony Marston.
More recently, his role as Charles Bingley in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, alongside Lily James and Matt Smith, has really propelled him into the limelight. As well as a turn in animated film Loving Vincent, about artist Vincent Van Goph, and an upcoming part in Mary Shelley, about the Frankenstein author.
Douglas Booth in The Riot Club
Released back in 2014, his turn as the entirely loathsome (but, yes, very good looking) Harry Villiers in The Riot Club remains one of Douglas' defining roles. Based on Laura Wade's stage play Posh, the film is by no means an easy watch, presenting a no-holds-barred interrogation of inherited privilege through a loosely veiled satire of Oxford University's infamous Bullingdon Club. If you've not yet caught up, you can currently stream it on Netflix...
Douglas Booth in Romeo and Juliet
It's hard to imagine that anyone could replace Leonardo DiCaprio in our affections as Shakespeare's Romeo, but Douglas tried his hardest, co-starring opposite Hailee Steinfeld in this traditional version of the classic tragedy of star-crossed lovers.
Douglas Booth in LOL
One of Douglas's more misjudged decisions saw him starring opposite then-Disney princess Miley Cyrus in the teenage rom-com LOL, which sees him playing her best friend who falls in love with her. So far, so classic teen rom-com.
Douglas Booth's height
Asking for a friend? We can report that Douglas is 1.85 metres tall, or just over 6 foot...
Douglas Booth as a model
In 2009 and 2010, Douglas featured in a number of Burberry ad campiagns, shot by famed photographer Mario Testino.
He was snapped alongside Emma Watson in the AW09 shoot, and Rosie Huntington Whiteley the following year. As he told GraziaGrazia in 2015, at one particular Burberry show in Beijing he ended up in a hotel bath with no less than seven of the world's biggest supermodels. Everyone was fully clothed... (or so he says!)
As befits a former campaign star, Douglas has sat front row at Burberry's fashion shows on a number of occasions, and is regularly dressed by Christopher Bailey's label for red carpet events. Alright for some.
Who is Douglas dating?
Does he have a girlfriend or significant other, you're asking? Douglas's current relationship status is unknown but, as with any up-coming A-lister, there have been rumours...
Cara Delevingne was his date to his first Met Ball, where apparently photographers shouted 'Oi! Attractive couple!' to get their attention. He's also been linked to Taylor Swift in the past.
As with most actors, Douglas has dated several of his co-stars, including Bel Powley, Ellie Bamber and Vanessa Kirby.
Douglas Booth and Vanessa Kirby
Douglas' most high profile relationship was with his Great Expectations co-star Vanessa Kirby, back in 2011-2013. The Crown star and the Riot Club actor were famously private about their relationship, although they were frequently spotted at the pub in Hampstead together. She even flew to Italy to be with him while he was filming Romeo and Juliet.
Douglas Booth and Miley Cyrus
Having co-starred in the aforementioned teen film LOL, Douglas and Miley are firm friends - and despite some rumours of the photogenic couple being romantically involved, they've kept things strictly platonic. 'She's just a friend,' he told E! Online back in 2014. So that's that, then.
Douglas Booth on Instagram
Hit follow on @DouglasBooth for candid holiday snaps, selfies with celebrity pals Nick Grimshaw and Jack Whitehall and behind-the-scenes photos with his acting colleagues.
Douglas Booth on Twitter
You can follow the actor @DouglasBooth, where he mainly tweets links to his Instagram uploads (it's all about cross-platform content promotion these days, we heard), updates on his latest projects and information about the charitable causes he supports.
Douglas Booth on Snapchat
Alas, Douglas is yet to join Snapchat, so you'll have to make do with the above social media accounts in the mean time.
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