Will Poulter

Last updated on the 26 March 2024 by Evandrus

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Mini Biography

Born: 28 January 1993, Hammersmith, London, England. 

Will Poulter grew up in West London, and attended Harrodian School where he actively participated in school plays and drama productions. His passion for acting continued to flourish during this time as he honed his skills both onstage and offstage.

In 2007, at the age of just fourteen, Poulter caught the attention of audiences worldwide with his breakthrough role as Lee Carter in the critically acclaimed comedy-drama film “Son of Rambow.” This performance showcased not only his great talent but also marked him as one to watch within the industry.

Following this success, Poulter’s career gained momentum rapidly. He went on to star in various notable projects across different genres including “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” (2010), where he portrayed Eustace Scrubb.

One aspect that sets apart Will Poulter is his ability to seamlessly adapt himself into vastly different characters. Whether it be playing an antagonist in the dystopian film “The Maze Runner” (2014), or portraying a young police officer in the critically acclaimed drama “Detroit” (2017), Will’s versatility shines through.

His performances have earned him numerous accolades and critical acclaim. In 2013, he received a BAFTA Rising Star Award nomination for his exceptional portrayal of Kenny Rossmore in the dark comedy-drama film “We’re The Millers.”


Suggested viewing


Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018)

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch poster

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 7.1

“Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” is an interactive film set in the 1980s, where a young programmer named Stefan attempts to adapt a choose-your-own-adventure novel into a video game. As he delves deeper into his work, reality and fiction blur, leading him (and viewers) down a mind-bending journey of choices with unforeseen consequences.

Top cast: Fionn Whitehead, Will Poulter, Asim Chaudhry, Craig Parkinson, Alice Lowe, Tallulah Haddon, Catriona Knox, Paul Bradley.

Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? (2022)

Why Didn't They Ask Evans? poster

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 7.1

“Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?” is a detective novel by Agatha Christie. When Bobby Jones discovers a dying man who utters the mysterious last words, he sets out to solve the puzzle with his friend Frankie Derwent. Their investigation leads them down a dangerous path of secrets and deception in an attempt to uncover the truth behind the enigmatic phrase.

Top cast: Lucy Boynton, Will Poulter, Nia Trussler Jones, Richard Dixon, Benedict Wolf, Christian Patterson, Patrick Barlow, Maeve Dermody, Conleth Hill.

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