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Alexander Richard (Alex) Pettyfer

Russian: Ди Каприо
Birthplace: Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Private and Private
Husband of Toni Garrn
Ex-partner of Emma Roberts; Dianna Agron and Private
Half brother of Private

Occupation: Model, Actor
Managed by: Niv Katz
Last Updated:
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Immediate Family

    • wife
    • ex-partner
    • ex-partner
    • Private
    • Private
    • Private
    • Private
      ex-partner's child
    • Private
      mother's ex-spouse
    • Private
      half sibling

About Alex Pettyfer

Alex Pettyfer Born Alexander Richard Pettyfer 10 April 1990 (age 26) Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England. Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S. Occupation Actor, model. Years active 2005–present

Alexander Richard "Alex" Pettyfer (born 10 April 1990 is an English actor and model. He appeared in school plays and on television before being cast as Alex Rider, the main character in the 2006 film version of Stormbreaker; Pettyfer was nominated for a Young Artist Award and an Empire Award for his role. He has been seen as a model in several advertising campaigns for Burberry. His next two starring roles were in the 2011 films I Am Number Four, a science fiction action adventure, and Beastly, a modernised retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Pettyfer also starred in the 2012 film Magic Mike, and played a supporting role in 2013's film The Butler. He appeared in the 2014 romantic drama film Endless Love.

Pettyfer was born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, the son of Lee Ireland (born Lee Robinson), an interior decorator, and Richard Pettyfer, an actor. He has a younger half-brother, James Ireland, a junior tennis player, from his mother's remarriage to Michael Ireland, a property developer.[4][6]

Pettyfer was brought up in Slough, Berkshire, and began his career as a child fashion model at the age of seven, for Gap, after meeting Ralph Lauren in a toy store in New York. He also did advertisements for some yogurt brands. His first commercial was at age six.

As a schoolboy, he performed in plays, including in the role of Willy Wonka in a production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Jack in his school play "Jack and the Beanstalk" and Robin Hood in the adaptation of The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). Pettyfer was educated at two junior independent schools: The Mall School, a small school in Twickenham, followed by the Lambrook Haileybury school in Berkshire. He subsequently attended two other independent boarding schools: Millfield School in Street, Somerset and Shiplake College near Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire. After his GCSEs, he left Shiplake College to attend the independent Sylvia Young Theatre School in London.


In 2005, after a modelling career, Pettyfer made his professional acting début in the British television production of Tom Brown's Schooldays, playing the lead character, Tom Brown; he received positive reviews for the role. In June 2005, he was cast in his most prominent role so far, that of teenage MI6 spy Alex Rider in the film Stormbreaker, based on the novel by Anthony Horowitz. He was one of 500 who auditioned for the role.[6] Pettyfer chose to appear in the film over a role in the film Eragon, noting that he preferred Stormbreaker because it would be filmed in Britain, in the Isle of Man, while Eragon would film in Hungary; Pettyfer is afraid of flying, and he liked the looks of the cast for Stormbreaker.[4] Stormbreaker was released on 21 July 2006 in the United Kingdom, on 6 October 2006 in the United States and on 21 September 2006 in Australia.

One review of Pettyfer's performance described him as playing the role with an "earnest intensity", although another noted that he "isn't quite at ease as an actor".[11] Media reports specified that the film was expected to make Pettyfer a "teen idol". Pettyfer will not reprise the role if there is another Alex Rider film because he is now too mature for the role.

He next appeared in Wild Child, a film set in California, Kent and Yorkshire part of which took place at Cobham Hall Girls' School in Kent. He played schoolboy Freddie Kingsley and he co-starred with Emma Roberts. In 2009, he played the callous ringleader of a group of cool but cruel teenagers who are picked off one by one by the ghost of one of their former victims, in the horror-comedy, Tormented.

He starred in the film Beastly, based on the novel by Alex Flinn, alongside Mary-Kate Olsen, Vanessa Hudgens and Neil Patrick Harris. He finished filming on 13 August 2009,[13] and the film was released on 4 March 2011.[14] Pettyfer portrayed the main character in I Am Number Four, released in February 2011. The film co-starred Timothy Olyphant, Dianna Agron and Teresa Palmer,[15] and was directed by D.J. Caruso, produced by Michael Bay and executive produced by Steven Spielberg.[16]

He was offered the part of Jace Wayland in the upcoming portrayal of Cassandra Clare's best selling book, City of Bones. Jamie Campbell Bower was later cast as Jace Wayland.[17][18] Pettyfer had also been offered a part in an upcoming film adaption of Joseph Delaney's The Wardstone Chronicles, and has declined the role.[19] He was in line to star in The Paperboy, based on the Pete Dexter novel of the same name, but turned down the role (later filled by Zac Efron). In 2012 he played Adam, a 19-year-old who enters the world of male stripping in Magic Mike. [20]

Pettyfer had a small role in The Butler. In 2014, He starred in the romantic drama Endless Love alongside actress Gabriella Wilde, where they play love interests. He has been cast in Diamond Dogs, although nothing is yet known about the film, which is based on a book by Alan Watt. He is set to star in Nick Cassavetes' upcoming thriller Cali opposite Amber Heard who is in talks to replace Kristen Stewart who abruptly dropped out of the film.

Personal life[edit] In June 2009, Pettyfer was voted number 35 on British women's magazine Company's list of the top 50 most eligible bachelors.[21] In August 2009, the British magazine Glamour ranked him number 21 on their list of the sexiest men on the planet.[22]

After Pettyfer completed filming Stormbreaker, he did not discuss the film with anyone at his school, citing the advice of his Stormbreaker star Ewan McGregor, who told him to keep his personal and professional lives separate. Pettyfer has since decided to leave school and concentrate on his film career,[23] while studying drama at college,[9] saying that "When you have already experienced going out and working in the real world, and you come back to school, you just see it as a playground and you don't want to be there any more".[24]

Pettyfer dated actress Emma Roberts, whom he met on set of Wild Child in 2007. He then dated Dianna Agron from August 2010 to February 2011.[25][26] He was briefly engaged to the actress Riley Keough in 2012, Elvis Presley's granddaughter, whom he met on the set of their film, Magic Mike.[27]

Pettyfer has seven tattoos, including a Celtic cross on his chest, Tibetan script on the inside of his right arm, the words "What Goes Around Comes Around" on his right shoulder, a Katakana script on his lower waist,[28] and the letters "ER," the initials of ex-girlfriend Emma Roberts inside interlinking hearts on his right wrist. When Contactmusic asked him about the "ER" tattoo he said "I don't know how to say it, she's a lovely, lovely girl, we had a spell of something that is over now, but we're on good terms. She's beautiful, she's great; we're really good friends." The actor had Roberts' name tattooed on his wrist while the two were dating. "I'm going to get asked about this, aren't I? I thought it was just between me and her," he said when asked about the tattoo.[29]


Year Title Role Notes

2005 Tom Brown's Schooldays Tom Brown TV film

2006 Stormbreaker Alex Rider

2008 Wild Child Freddie Kingsley
2009 Tormented Bradley White

2011 I Am Number Four John Smith/Number Four/Daniel Jones

2011 Beastly Kyle Kingson/Hunter

2011 In Time Fortis

2012 Magic Mike Adam/"The Kid"
2013 The Butler Thomas Westfall

2014 Endless Love David Elliot
2016 Elvis & Nixon Jerry Schilling


2008: Burberry – Spring/Summer

2008: Burberry – The Beat For Men eau de cologne

2009: Burberry – Spring/Summer

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result 2007 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in an International Feature Film Leading Young Actor or Actress Stormbreaker Nominated 2007 Empire Award Best Male Newcome Stormbreaker Nominated 2010 ShoWest Award Male Star of Tomorrow Won 2011 MTV Movie Awards Biggest Badass Star[31] I Am Number Four Nominated 2011 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Liplock (shared with Vanessa Hudgens) Beastly Nominated 2011 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Breakout Male Beastly and I Am Number Four Won 2014 Acapulco Black Film Festival Best Ensemble Cast The Butler Nominated 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture[33] The Butler Nominated

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External links[edit] Alex Pettyfer at the Internet Movie Database Authority control WorldCat Identities VIAF: 14568747 ISNI: 0000 0001 1460 097X GND: 1015411975 SUDOC: 15591880X BNF: cb16537311n (data) Categories: 1990 birthsLiving peoplePeople from StevenagePeople educated at Shiplake CollegePeople educated at The Mall SchoolPeople educated at MillfieldEnglish male child actorsEnglish male film actorsEnglish male modelsEnglish male television actors21st-century English male actorsMale actors from HertfordshireBritish expatriate male actors in the United States

Alex Pettyfer Biography Showing all 28 items Jump to: Overview (3) | Mini Bio (1) | Trivia (15) | Personal Quotes (8) | Salary (1) Overview (3) Date of Birth 10 April 1990, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, UK Birth Name Alexander Richard Pettyfer Height 5' 11¼" (1.81 m) Mini Bio (1) Alexander Richard Pettyfer was born in Hertfordshire and raised in Windsor. His mother, Lee (Robinson), is an interior designer. His father, Richard Pettyfer, is a fellow actor. His parents divorced and Alex now has a younger half-brother, James, from his mother's re-marriage to a property developer, Michael Ireland. James is a junior tennis player.

At age 7, Alex started modeling for Gap's children range. He also appeared in TV commercials for other brands. When he was older, he modeled for Burberry to fund his traveling adventures.

Alex attended various private schools. During this time, he enjoyed performing in school plays. At age 13, he auditioned and won a role in the TV movie Tom Brown's Schooldays (2005). At age 15, he went to Los Angeles and was cast as "Alex Rider", the main character in Stormbreaker (2006) (aka "Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker"). This was his breakthrough role and he was nominated for a Young Artist Award and an Empire Award for this role. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Kad

Trivia (15)

He finished school in July 2006, at the age of sixteen. Played Willy Wonka in a school production of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory when he was younger. Anthony Horowitz, the author of Stormbreaker (2006), practically handpicked Alex out of hundreds of other young actors, for the role of Alex Rider in the film version of the book after seeing his impressive performance in Tom Brown's Schooldays (2005).

Has a younger half-brother, James Ireland.

Was offered the title role of Eragon in the film Eragon (2006), based on the same titled, best-selling novel by Christopher Paolini, prior to the casting of Ed Speleers. He turned down the part because of his fear of flying.

Has seven known tattoos: a Celtic cross on his chest, Arabic script on the inside of his right arm, the words, "What Goes Around Comes Around" on his right shoulder, the initials "ER" inside interlinking hearts on his right wrist, a Kanji script on his lower waist, the word "emma" (dedicated to his ex-girlfriend Emma Roberts) on his ring finger and "little lamb" (dedicated to Dianna Agron) outside his left arm.

He supports Arsenal, a English soccer/football team.

Started modeling at the age of 7. He has modeled for such brands as Burberry and GAP.

Went to a private school in Twickenham, England.

Some of his hobbies include skiing, dancing and playing hockey.

Was in a relationship with actress Dianna Agron from 2010 to 2011. The two met while filming Ani mispar arba (2011). Since September 2011 he has been in a relationship with Riley Keough, the daughter of Lisa Marie Presley and granddaughter of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley.

Was offered the lead in "The Paperboy", "The Seventh Son" and "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" but turned them all down.

His paternal grandfather, Arthur Alexander Pettyfer, was born in Australia, to English parents.

Admitted in an interview on Chelsea Handler's late night show "Chelsea Lately" that he does not drink alcohol.

Personal Quotes

I think you have to be very secure as an actor to escape yourself - to revisit someone's past, whether you're portraying another person or creating someone, and then to come back to who you are and not bring those emotions with you.

Parties don't thrill me. I like sitting at home with a tub of Chunky Monkey ice cream watching Big Brother (2000) or Haverrim (1994).

I want to have lots of bodyguards around me and be surrounded by beautiful women while watching my brother play at Wimbledon.

(2011) Being an actor in L.A. is like being in prison: you go, you serve your time, you try to replicate Johnny Depp's career-and then you move to Paris.

(2011) L.A. is growing on me a little bit, but it's still a shit-hole. I think it's this insidious pool where nearly everyone lives in fear. Geographically it's fantastic: in a half hour, you can be on the beach in one direction, go snowboarding in another, or go out into the desert. But socially it's disgusting. I wish they'd just run all the cunts out.

(2011) You hear a lot of people say they want to make art in this industry, but so few people actually fucking do it. I was disillusioned by [Hollywood] at the time, but now I've come to accept that's just the way things are: it's called show business, not show art.

(2011) I don't go out, I don't drink, and I don't do drugs.

(2011) I think my Wikipedia (page) is full of bullshit because I actually don't have anything cool or interesting to be said about me. I've heard I'm called a bad boy, or difficult-maybe that's because I don't take any bullshit.

Salary (1) I Am Number Four (2011) $250,000

About אלכס פטיפר (עברית)

אלכס פטיפר אלכס פטיפר תאריך לידה 10 באפריל 1990 (בן 26) מקום לידה סטבנאג', הרטפורדשייר, אנגליה, הממלכה המאוחדת שנות הפעילות 2005 – היום האתר הרשמי פרופיל ב-IMDb אלכסנדר ריצ'רד "אלכס" פטיפר (באנגלית: Alexander Richard "Alex" Pettyfer; נולד ב-10 באפריל 1990) הוא שחקן ודוגמן אנגלי.

פטיפר נולד בסטבנאג', הרטפורדשייר, לשחקן ריצ'רד פטיפר ולמעצבת הפנים לי איירלנד (נולדה כלי רובינסון). נכון ל-2009 מתגורר פטיפר בווינדזור, ברקשייר, ולומד במכללת שיפלייק.

פטיפר החל את הקריירה שלו כדוגמן כבר בגיל שבע כשדיגמן לחברת הבגדים GAP. בשנת 2005 החל לראשונה לשחק בתוכנית טלוויזיה בריטית בשם "Tom Brown's Schooldays". פטיפר השתתף בסרט "אלכס ריידר" משנת 2006, וכן בסרט "ילדת פרא" (2008), לצד אמה רוברטס. בשנים 2008–2009 שימש פטיפר כדוגמן עבור חברת ברברי. ב-2009 שיחק בסרט "Tormented". ב-2011 שיחק פטיפר בסרט "Beastly" לצד השחקנית ונסה הדג'נס, וגם בסרט "אני מספר ארבע" לצד השחקנית דיאנה אגרון. ב-2012 שיחק בסרט "Magic Mike" בתור חשפן מתלמד לצידו של השחקן צ'נינג טייטום. פטיפר שיחק בשנת 2014 בסרט "אהבה אינסופית" לצד גבריאלה ויילד.

פילמוגרפיה[%D7%A2%D7%A8%D7%99%D7%9B%D7%AA קוד מקור | עריכה] 2005: Tom Brown's Schooldays (בתפקיד טום בראון) 2006: אלכס ריידר (בתפקיד אלכס ריידר) 2008: ילדת פרא (בתפקיד פרדי קינגסלי) 2009: Tormented (בתפקיד בראדלי) 2011: אני מספר ארבע (בתפקיד ג'ון סמית') 2011: ביסטלי (בתפקיד קייל) 2011: עולם הזמן (בתפקיד פורטיס) 2012: מג'יק מייק (בתפקיד אדם) 2014: אהבה אינסופית (בתפקיד דייוויד) קישורים חיצוניים[%D7%A2%D7%A8%D7%99%D7%9B%D7%AA קוד מקור | עריכה] האתר הרשמי אלכס פטיפר, במסד הנתונים הקולנועיים IMDb (באנגלית) קטגוריות: דוגמנים בריטיםשחקני קולנוע וטלוויזיה בריטיםשחקני קולנוע וטלוויזיה אנגלים

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Alex Pettyfer's Timeline

April 10, 1990
Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom