JOE ALWYN (Gideon Brodess) made his acting debut in the title
role in the 2016 war drama Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk from Oscar-winning
director Ang Lee. Also starring Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel, Steve Martin and
Kristen Stewart, the film followed 19-year-old Billy Lynn as he is brought home
for a victory tour after a harrowing battle in Iraq.
In 2018, Alwyn starred in Operation Finale as Klaus Eichmann alongside Oscar
Isaac and Ben Kingsley. Directed by Chris Weitz and written by Matthew Orton,
the film takes place 15 years after World War II, when a team of secret agents
are brought together to track down Adolf Eichmann, the infamous Nazi architect
of the Holocaust. He also appeared in Boy Erased from Joel Edgerton, which
follows the son of a Baptist preacher who is forced to participate in a
church-supported gay conversion program.
Additionally, Alwyn starred in Yorgos Lanthimos' critically-acclaimed film
The Favourite, starring opposite Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Coleman.
The film received the Grand Jury Prize at the 2018 Venice International Film
Festival, was selected as the opening film at the 2018 New York Film Festival
and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. In Mary Queen of
Scots, he appeared opposite Margot Robbie in the role of Robert Dudley, Queen
Elizabeth's counselor and lover.
In 2017, Alwyn appeared in Ritesh Batra's BBC Films movie "The Sense of an
Ending." Based on a book by the same name, the film follows Tony Webster who is
presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current
situation in life. He can be seen in an adaptation of "A Christmas Carol," a BBC
and FX production, to release on Christmas 2019.
Alwyn studied English and drama at Bristol University and then at the Royal
Central School of Speech and Drama. He was named one of the 2015 Screen
International Stars of Tomorrow, and he also was also selected as the face of
the SS18 Prada campaign.