William Jack Poulter, popularly known as Will Poulter is an English actor. He was born on January 28, 1993, to Caroline Poulter, a nurse, and Neil Poulter, a cardiology professor. He was born and raised in Hammersmith, England.
Will completed his schooling from the Harrodian School. Poulter grew up watching Hollywood movies, and he knew that he wanted to become an actor. His parents were highly supportive of his dreams, and his mother would always help him to prepare for film auditions, from reciting lines with him to driving him to the audition halls.
He began his acting career with 2007 comedy movie, "Son of Rambow." The film received a positive response from the audiences and the critics. Will played the part of Lee Carter in the movie, and the viewers greatly appreciated his performance. In 2008, the actor starred in a British television show, "School of Comedy." Will played multiple parts in the show, and this show has the credit of beginning Poulter's acting career.
After "School of Comedy," Will bagged the role of Eustace Clarence Scrub in, "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader." The film is a modification of a book of the same name written by C. S. Lewis. In the book, the character is presented as an abominable character, but the readers of the book and now the viewers of the movie have different opinions about Eustace Scrub.
The picture's shooting was done in Queensland, Australia, where Will's parents accompanied him. His performance in the film was highly regarded and even loved by some people. In 2010, he starred in "The Fade," a BBC Pilot.
He later acted in a Crime-comedy titled, "Wild Bill." Will played the role of Dean in the movie. The film got released in 2012 with positive reviews and special praise for Poulter's performance. All these roles made Will Poulter a critically acclaimed actor.
His acting skills, his confidence, his performance style was commendable. The film that changed the face of his career was 2013 released, "We're the Miller's." He plays the part of Kenny, a shy teenager. When asked about his experience of acting in the film, Will claimed the film to be a challenging project because the character of Kenny was the complete opposite of Will's real self.
While talking about the film, he could not leave the iconic kiss scene between himself and Jennifer Aniston, who plays his fake mom in the movie. The scene for the young actor was the most embarrassing one he ever had to do.
Despite all the embarrassments, and difficulties, the film did well, and Will's performance was well-received. In 2014, he acted in a Crime thriller titled, "Plastic." In the same year, he bagged a role in "
The Maze Runner
." He played the part of Gally in the film and considered the film and his role as "a turning point" in his career.
In 2014, Will got the BAFTA Rising Star Award, MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough performance, and MTV Movie Award for best kiss. In 2015, he starred in "
," opposite Leonardo Dicaprio and Tom Hardy.
In 2017, he played the role of a racist officer in "Detroit," which is a take on the 1967 Detroit riots. In 2018, Will appeared in the final Maze Runner film. It is apparent from his choice of films, his co-stars, his roles, his performances, and the appreciation he receives that he is one of the most promising artists in the Hollywood.