Asa Butterfield - biography

Actor from United Kingdom

Asa Butterfield Asa Maxwell Thornton Farr Butterfield (born 1 April 1997) is an English actor known for starring in the Holocaust film The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008), playing Norman in the 2010 film Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, and taking the title role in Martin Scorsese's 2011 fantasy Hugo. He will also portray Ender Wiggin in the upcoming film adaptation of the science fiction novel Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. Asa Butterfield was born in Islington, London, the son of Jacqueline Farr and Sam Butterfield. He has an older brother, Morgan, who is a drummer for the English bands Underneath the Tallest Tree and Oats, and two younger sisters, Loxie and Marlie. Asa has said that he is just as happy reading a book as playing computer games and tries not to let his acting dominate his whole life. Butterfield first started acting at the age of 7 on Friday afternoons after school at the Young Actors' Theatre, in his hometown. Later, he secured minor roles in the 2006 television drama After Thomas and the 2007 film Son of Rambow. In 2008 he also had a guest role playing Donny in Ashes to Ashes. In that same year, aged 10, he played the lead role in The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. Director  ( Wikipedia article )


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Known as
Asa Maxwell Thornton F. Butterfield,Asa Maxwell Thornton Farr Butterfield,Asa Maxwell Butterfield,Asa Maxwell Farr Butterfield
Date of birth
Place of birth
United Kingdom
Jacqueline Farr, Sam Butterfield
Marlie Butterfield Loxie Butterfield Morgan Butterfield


Year Performance Character
2013 Ender's Game Ender Wiggin
2011 Hugo Hugo Cabret
2010 The Wolfman Hugo Conliffe

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