British theater and film actor George Blagden is best known for his starring roles in the two popular historical series Vikings and Versailles. To date, he has a little less than 15 works in films, but the actor is gradually gaining worldwide fame and invitations to new projects.
Biography of George Blagden
Actor George Paul Blagden was born on December 28, 1989 in London, UK. At the age of 13, George sang in a choir and played in his rock band. He entered the Oundle drama school, and soon appeared in the school's theater productions. One of the first images of George, embodied on stage, was the Baker in the production of Into the Woods.
Simultaneously with his studies at Oundle, Blagden became a member of the National Youth Theater. He is chosen among the most talented students and is given the opportunity to attend a masterclass by the famous actor in Great Britain and Hollywood, Ian McKellen (his most recognizable roles are Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and Magneto in X-Men).
George Blagden continued his acting studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, from which he successfully graduated in 2011. Subsequently, the actor spoke very warmly about this school and the experience gained.
The actor has a younger sister, Katie, who is also involved in the cinema.
George Blagden is actively involved in diabetes support campaigns in the UK. For charity purposes, George arranged a three-day bike ride from London to Paris in 2015 and raised £ 5,000 ($ 6,500) in donations.
In addition to acting talent, the actor has many other abilities. He speaks fluent French, sings, plays guitar, piano, flute, and even shoots a bow. In his free time from filming, Blagden is fond of snowboarding, cycling, and fitness.
Career and work of George Blagden
The actor made his film debut in 2012 in the action adventure Wrath of the Titans. In the same year, the historical musical Les Miserables was released, where he played the role of Grantter, for which he received awards in the nomination "Best Cast".
George Blagden became popular and soon appeared in two successful and landmark TV series, Vikings and Versailles.
Vikings is an Irish-Canadian co-production historical drama series based on a Norwegian legend. In it, the actor plays one of the main roles and embodies the image of a kind and just monk named Athelstan. The series received a high rating and positive reviews from film critics.
The next successful film project is the three-season series Versailles, in which George Blagden plays the main role of the King of France - Louis XIV, striving for absolute power and went down in history as the Sun King. This is a costumed drama with interweaving of state and love intrigues and conspiracies, largely based on real events.
Personal life of George Blagden
The actor is not married, but has long been in a relationship with Eleanor Crowley, whom he met on the set of the Vikings TV series. She was born on November 8, 1991, and like George Blagden, Eleanor is an aspiring actress. George constantly publishes their joint happy photos on Instagram and Facebook.