Edward Holcroft is an English stage, television and film actor. He was born June 23, 1987 in London, England, and is known for playing major roles in the Kingsman film franchise and television series such as “Alias Grace”, “London Spy” and “Wolf Hall”.
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Edward Holcroft’s parents are Kathleen, a Conde Nast publisher, and Patrick, a soldier who had served in Afghanistan as a member of the Grenadier Guards.
Edward initially attended boarding school and then attended Summer Fields School and Ampleforth College. He also enrolled in a music school and wanted to become a drummer.
However, acting became his main interest after he landed a role in a drama while studying philosophy at Oxford Brookes University. He furthered this interest by attending drama school at the University of the Arts, London, graduating in 2012.
Holcroft rose to fame playing the role of Charlie Hesketh in the two Kingsman franchise films. He is also known for portraying the roles of George Boleyn in “Wolf Hall” and Alex Turner in “London Spy”, both television series. He appeared in the BBC’s historical miniseries “Gunpowder” and in “Alias Grace” on CBC and Netflix. Holcroft also starred in “Les Liaisons Dangeureuses” with Janet McTeer and Dominic West.
Interesting facts about Edward Holcroft
- Edward Holcroft’s father, Patrick, is the Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire, and his mother, Kathleen, was a publishing director at Vanity Fair.
- Holcroft’s performance in “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” was well received by his fans.
- Holcroft dated Cressida Bonas, Prince Harry’s ex, in 2015, but broke up after a few months. The media reported that Bonas’s parents preferred Harry more than Holcroft, so he has remained single until now.
- In 2018, Variety named Holcroft in ’10 Brits To Watch’, and in 2014 he was selected by Screen Daily as one of the ‘British stars of tomorrow’.
- His actor friends include Douglas Booth and Freddie Fox.
- Holcroft values his privacy and confessed in an interview that he wanted to preserve an aura of mystery about himself.
- Holcroft’s other skills include running, swimming, skiing, and playing the piano and drums. He is also an accomplished singer.
- At a Giorgio Armani fashion show in Milan, Holcroft had an excellent seat between Richard Madden and Nick Jonas.
- He has a major role in “The English Game” on Netflix, which tells how football was invented and became the most popular sport in the world.
Holcroft’s net worth was estimated at: $2.5 millionfrom January 2021.