Alex Pettyfer is an actor and model from Great Britain.
He was born on the 10th of April, 1990. His father, Richard Pettyfer, was an actor too, which must have served as inspiration for Alex to take up acting. He charmed everybody by doing his first commercial at the age of six. Officially, he started working as a model when he did an advertisement for the American clothing and accessories retailer, GAP. He got this opportunity after meeting Fashion Designer, Ralph Lauren, in a store. Even in school, he was a part of different plays in leading roles. He studied at London’s Sylvia Young Theatre School.
After more than eight years of modeling, he got the chance to play the lead character in the English TV series, Tom Brown’s Schooldays. He acted as Tom Brown himself. The peak of his career was his role in the film, ‘Stormbreaker’, which is inspired by Anthony Horowitz’s novel. In the picture, he plays the role of Alex Rider, who is an M16 spy. His landing work in this movie was not a piece of cake. On the contrary, he had to audition for the role and compete with 500 more aspirants. They positively acclaimed him for his role. For doing this movie, he turned down an offer for the film ‘Eragon’. He says he did so because it got filmed in Hungary, and he is afraid of flying.
Wild Child was his next venture where he worked alongside
Emma Roberts, whom he dated. He played a schoolboy in the motion picture. Around the same time, he acted in the horror movie, ‘Tormented’, in which he is the leader of a bunch of teenagers who are troubled by the ghost of one of the kids they bullied. When he was 18, he got the honor of working with renowned actors such as
Vanessa Hudgens, Mary- Kate Olsen and
Neil Patrick Harris in the picture, ‘
Beastly’. Next, he bagged the lead role in I am Number Four, which released to the public in 2011. After working on this film, he declined two acting opportunities. Finally, he played the role of Adam in
Magic Mike. It describes how a 19-year-old boy gets into the world of stripping. He did a supporting role in ‘Butler’. He also did a romantic picture called
Endless Love, in which Gabriella Wilde and Pettyfer were a pair.
His supposedly upcoming movies are Diamond Dogs, and ‘Cali’. He has given to the industry immensely, even at the young age of 26.