Nowadays, it is not an easy feat to become one of the most sought after actors in the entertainment industry. In addition to talent, one needs a stroke of luck in order to propel themselves to the A-list. One actor who has made it to Hollywood fame within a short time span is Will Poulter. He is an English actor who attained global recognition with his brilliant character depictions after within three years of making his on-screen debut. Here are all you need to know about Will Poulter.
Will Poulter’s Biography
The Son of Rambow star was born William Jack Poulter to his parents, Neil Poulter and Caroline Poulter (née Barrah) on 28th day of January 1993 in Hammersmith, London, England. His father is a medical practitioner and works at Imperial College London as a Professor of Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine while his mother who is from Anglo family in Kenya is a former health worker. Will Poulter was brought up in London along with his elder brother, Ed and two sisters, Charlotte and Jo Poulter. For his academics, the skilled actor was educated at the prestigious The Harrodian School, an independent day school in Barnes, South-west London. He then furthered his education at Bristol University but later dropped out of the university to focus on his acting career.
Will Poulter kicked off his acting career by making his cinematic debut as Lee Carter in 2007 Garth Jennings action-comedy film, Son of Rambow. He went on to make his small screen debut the same year by appearing in two episodes of the TV comedy series, Comedy: Shuffle. However, the biggest breakthrough of his career came after he was cast as Kenny Rossmore in the 2013 comedy film, We’re the Millers. The movie which was a box office success shot him to fame and earned him global recognition. Other highly acclaimed and critically successful movies and TV series Will Poulter has graced his talent with include The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Revenant and The Maze Runner.
7 Things You Didn’t Know About Will Poulter
1. Will Poulter’s Career Achievements
Will Poulter clinched the 2014 EE Rising Star Award of British Academy Film Award (BAFTA) and MTV Movie Awards twice in 2013 for Best Kiss and Breakthrough performance categories based on his stunning performance in the comedy film, We’re the Millers. He also won the African-American Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble category for the 2017 movie, Detroit. He has received nominations in other award shows like Saturn Awards, British Independent Film Awards, and Empire Awards.
2. His Drama Teacher’s Influence On His Acting Career
It was Will Poulter’s drama teacher at The Harrodian School named, Laura Lawson that notified and spurred him to go for the audition of Garth Jennings’ action-comedy movie, Son of Rambow. He won the role which became his first big-screen appearance.
3. His Parents Are Supportive of His Show Business Career.
The support from Poulter’s family is so overwhelming to the point that his whole family accompanied him to Australia during the cast of Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader while his mother and younger sister stayed with him throughout his six months stay in Australia. In addition, the dexterous actor shares a strong bond with his mother and showed his unequivocal love for her by gifting her his BAFTA Award.
4. Will Poulter’s Writing and Production Credits
The 6 feet 2 inches tall actor has showcased his screenwriting skills by serving as the screenwriter of five episodes of the comedy TV series, School of Comedy which he also starred in. He is also the producer of the 2015 short movie, A Plea For Grimsby.
5. He Has a Girlfriend
Will Poulter is in a romantic relationship with Yasmeen Scott, a model, and actress who has featured in many movies including 2019 short film, Fraud as Sara Welsh. It is not known how long they have been together as they have managed to keep their relationship under wraps. Prior to making a sudden public appearance as a couple on 8th July 2019 at Wimbledon 2019 tennis tournament in London, they first attended the European Premiere of Poulter’s film, The Little Stranger the previous year followed by the Milan Fall 2019 Menswear fashion show.
6. He Has a Video Game Credit
Will Poulter lent his voice to the character of Andrew in the horror mystery video game, The Dark Pictures: Little Hope. The game’s release date was announced to be in 2020.
7. Will Poulter Has a Production Company
Besides acting, Will Poulter has ventured into the field of film production. In 2013, he established a production company named Gold Soil together with his fellow British actor, screenwriter, and producer, Sebastian Denis de Souza.