Garfield at the premiere of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Roy Thompson Hall, Toronto, September 18, 2009
|Born||Andrew Russell Garfield
20 August 1983
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Andrew Russell Garfield (born 20 August 1983) is a BAFTA award-winning English actor, who has appeared in radio, theatre, film, and television, including the 2007 releases Lions for Lambs and Boy A.
Garfield was born in Los Angeles, California, to a British mother from Essex and an American father from California. His family moved to England three years after he was born. Garfield is Jewish and was raised in a "middle class home". Garfield's parents ran a small interior design business. His father later worked as a swimming teacher and his mother as a teaching assistant at a nursery school. He was raised in Surrey, England and attended the City of London Freemen's School in Ashtead before training at the Central School of Speech and Drama.
Garfield began working primarily as a stage actor. In 2004, he won a MEN Theatre Award for his performance in Kes at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre (where he also played Romeo the year after), and won the outstanding newcomer award at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2006.
In November 2007, he featured in the ensemble drama Lions for Lambs, playing an American university student, as well as the Channel 4 drama Boy A, for which he won the BAFTA for Best Actor in 2008. He appeared in the film The Other Boleyn Girl.
He appears in the forthcoming British sci-fi thriller Never Let Me Go and is filming The Social Network, alongside actors Justin Timberlake and Jesse Eisenberg. The film, about the founders of Facebook, is based on Ben Mezrich’s book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal.
|2007||Lions for Lambs||Todd|
|Boy A||Jack||British Academy Television Award for Best Actor|
|2008||The Other Boleyn Girl||Francis Weston|
|2009||The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus||Anton|
|2010||Never Let Me Go||Tommy||post production|
|The Social Network||Eduardo Saverin|
|2006||Simon Schama's Power of Art: Caravaggio||Boy|
|2007||"Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks"||Frank||Doctor Who|
|Trial & Retribution XI: Closure||Martin Douglas|
|2009||Red Riding||Eddie Dunford|
|Kes||Billy||Manchester Royal Exchange|
|2005||The Laramie Project||various characters||Sound Theatre|
|Romeo & Juliet||Romeo||Manchester Royal Exchange|
|2006||Beautiful Thing||Jamie||Sound Theatre|
|Burn / Chatroom / Citizenship||Birdman/Jim/Stephen||Royal National Theatre|
|The Overwhelming||Geoffrey||UK tour|
|Caesar||Antinous||radio series; guest role|