Douglas Booth

Last updated on the 9 July 2024 by Maeve

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Mini Biography

Born: 9 July 1992, Greenwich, London, England. 

Douglas Booth’s mother, with a mix of Spanish and Dutch heritage, instilled a love for the arts, while his English father’s career in shipping finance hinted at a life beyond borders.

He attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).

Great Expectations - Vanessa Kirby and Douglas Booth
Great Expectations – Vanessa Kirby and Douglas Booth

In 2015, Booth took on the role of John Kildare in The Limehouse Golem, a chilling murder mystery set in Victorian London. The film, based on Peter Ackroyd’s novel, explored the dark underbelly of the city amidst a series of brutal killings.

Two years prior, Booth tackled a literary classic in the BBC miniseries adaptation of Great Expectations. Stepping into the iconic role of Pip, the young orphan who traverses the treacherous waters of wealth and class.

Outside of his acting career, Douglas Booth has also made a name for himself as a successful model. He has worked with renowned fashion brands and appeared in magazines such as Vogue.


Suggested viewing


The Limehouse Golem (2016)

The Limehouse Golem Poster

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 6.3

In the seedy depths of Victorian London’s Limehouse district, a series of gruesome murders has the city gripped in fear. As the body count rises, the press dubs the killer the “Limehouse Golem,” a terrifying figure inspired by Jewish folklore. Inspector Kildare, a seasoned detective with a penchant for the macabre, is assigned to the case.

Top cast: Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke, Douglas Booth, Daniel Mays, Sam Reid, María Valverde, Eddie Marsan, Henry Goodman, Morgan Watkins.


Great Expectations (2011)

Great Expectations poster

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 7.5

In the marshes of Kent, young Pip encounters an escaped convict, Abel Magwitch, to whom he secretly provides food and a file. After Magwitch is captured, Pip’s life takes a dramatic turn when he is unexpectedly raised to the status of a gentleman by an anonymous benefactor. Seeking acceptance from the sophisticated Estella, a young woman raised by the eccentric Miss Havisham, Pip grapples with his newfound wealth and position, while the truth behind his benefactor remains shrouded in mystery.

Top cast: Douglas Booth, Vanessa Kirby, Gillian Anderson, Ray Winstone, David Suchet, Shaun Dooley, Jack Roth, Mark Addy, Paul Rhys, Frances Barber, Paul Ritter, Perdita Weeks.


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