Asa Butterfield Actor

Asa butterfield

Asa Maxwell Thornton Farr Butterfield (born 1 April 1997) is an English actor, best 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 be portraying 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 Oats and Underneath the Tallest Tree, and a younger sister, Loxie. 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, he played the lead role in The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.

Personal details

Date of birth
April 1st, 1997
Place of birth
Islington
Nationality
United Kingdom
Places lived
London , England
pop. 8,308,000 (2013)

Family

Parents
Siblings

Education

1. Stoke Newington School & Sixth Form School

Stoke Newington School (SNS) is a media arts and science college, situated in Stoke Newington, in the London Borough of Hackney. The school is an amalgamation of Clissold School and Woodberry Down School, with the new school founded in 1982 in the building of the former Clissold School. The current Head Teacher of the school is Annie Gammon, who succeeded Mark Emmerson in March 2008.

Founded
1982
Headquarters
Clissold Road, N16 9EX - Stoke Newington, London
Official web page www.sns.hackney.sch.uk
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Notable alumni by gender

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Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Drama47.18
Adventure27.35
Family26.8
Action26.9
Comedy26.55

1. Ender's Game (2013)

Action, Sci-Fi
played Ender Wiggin
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
114.0
, , , ,
Gigi Pritzker
,
John Textor
,
Linda McDonough
,
Lynn Hendee
9 Show list $110M

Ender's Game is a 2013 American science fiction action film based on the novel of the same name by Orson Scott Card. Written and directed by Gavin Hood, the film stars Asa Butterfield as Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, an unusually gifted child who is sent to an advanced military academy in outer space to prepare for a future alien invasion. The supporting cast includes Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, Viola Davis, Abigail Breslin, and Ben Kingsley. The film was released in Germany on October 24, 2013, followed by a release in the United Kingdom and Ireland one day later. It was released in the United States, Canada, and several other countries on November 1, 2013, and was released in other territories by January 2014.

Awards

Top cast

Hyrum Graff
Mazer Rackham
Major Gwen Anderson
Valentine Wiggin
Sergeant Dap
Fly Molo
Petra Arkanian
Peter Wiggin
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Steve Jablonsky
Christine Bieselin Clark
English
United States of America

2. Hugo (2011)

Adventure, Drama, Family
played Hugo Cabret
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
127.0
, , ,
Tim Headington
20 Show list 15 Show list $170M

Hugo is a 2011 3D historical adventure drama film directed and co-produced by Martin Scorsese and adapted for the screen by John Logan. Based on Brian Selznick's novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret, it is about a boy who lives alone in the Gare Montparnasse railway station in Paris in the 1930s. It is a co-production between Graham King's GK Films and Johnny Depp's Infinitum Nihil. The film stars Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helen McCrory, Ray Winstone, Emily Mortimer, Jude Law, and Christopher Lee. Hugo is Scorsese's first film shot in 3D, of which the filmmaker remarked: "I found 3D to be really interesting, because the actors were more upfront emotionally. Their slightest move, their slightest intention is picked up much more precisely." The film was released in the United States on November 23, 2011. The film was received with critical acclaim, with many critics praising the visuals, acting, and direction. However, it was financially unsuccessful, only grossing $185 million at the box office, barely passing its budget.

Awards

2012 BAFTA Award for Best Production Design
2012 BAFTA Award for Best Sound
2012 People's Choice Award for Favorite Movie Star Under 25
2012 Young Hollywood Award for Breakthrough Performance - Male
2011 Satellite Award for Best Visual Effects
2011 Academy Award for Best Sound Editing
2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture
2011 Academy Award for Best Visual Effects
2011 National Board of Review Award for Best Director
2011 ADG Excellence in Production Design Awards - Period Film
2011 Academy Award for Best Cinematography
2011 Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing
2011 BFCA Critics' Choice Award for Best Art Direction
2011 Academy Award for Best Production Design
2011 National Board of Review Award for Best Film

Top cast

Hugo's Father
Georges Méliès
Monsieur Labisse
Monsieur Frick
Uncle Claude
Mama Jeanne
Station Inspector
Lisette
Madame Emilie
Photographer
Rene Tabard
Policeman
Young Tabard
Young Tabard's Brother
Girl in Cafe
Salvador Dalí
Camera Technician
Train Engineer Assistant
Party Guest
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Filmmaking
Georges Méliès
Hugo
English
United States of America, France

3. Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (2010)

Comedy, Family, Fantasy
played Norman
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
109.0
, ,
Lindsay Doran
16 Show list $35M

Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang is a 2010 family film. It is a sequel to the 2005 film Nanny McPhee. It was adapted by Emma Thompson from Christianna Brand's Nurse Matilda books. Thompson reprises her role as Nanny McPhee, and the film also stars Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ralph Fiennes, Rhys Ifans, Ewan McGregor, Maggie Smith, Asa Butterfield, Bill Bailey and Katy Brand.

Awards

Top cast

Lord Gray
Mr. Green
Nanny McPhee
Mrs. Docherty
Isabel Green
Uncle Phil
Sergeant Jeffreys
Blenkinsop
Farmer MacReadie
Lieutenant Addis
Miss Topsey
Enemy Pilot
Mr. Spolding
Megsie Green
Miss Turvey
Celia Gray
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Mike Eley
Nanny McPhee & The Big Bang
English
United States of America, United Kingdom, France

4. The Wolfman (2010)

Drama, Horror, Thriller
played Ben Talbot
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
103.0
18 Show list 1 Show list $150M

The Wolfman is a 2010 American horror film directed by Joe Johnston. It is a remake of the 1941 film of the same name, and tells the story of Lawrence Talbot who returns to his eerie English hometown of Blackmoor following the death of his brother by a werewolf which later attacks him. The film includes an ensemble cast featuring Benicio del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Hugo Weaving, and Geraldine Chaplin. The screenplay was written by Andrew Kevin Walker and David Self with creature make-up effects by Rick Baker. Acclaimed director Mark Romanek was originally attached to direct the film with the idea to "...infuse a balance of cinema in a popcorn movie scenario." However, creative disagreements between the studio forced him to depart from the project. Despite the project being left with no director, the planned filming schedule did not halt. Four weeks prior to filming, Universal hired Joe Johnston to direct the film.

Awards

2010 Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Top cast

Francis Abberline
Sir John Talbot
Passenger on Train
Larry Talbot
Constable Nye
Gwen Conliffe
Gypsy Man #2
MacQueen
Singh
Mrs. Kirk
Opera Singer
Dr. Lloyd
Colonel Montford
Young Gypsy Woman
Ophelia
Gypsy mother
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
The Wolfman
Romanian, English
United States of America

5. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)

Drama, War
played Bruno
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
93.0
11 Show list 1 Show list $12.5M

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is a 2008 British-Irish historical-drama buddy film based on the novel of the same name by Irish writer John Boyne. Directed by Mark Herman and produced by Miramax films, and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It stars Asa Butterfield, Jack Scanlon, David Thewlis, Vera Farmiga, Amber Beattie and Rupert Friend. This film is a Holocaust drama, and it explores the horror of a World War II Nazi extermination camp through the eyes of two 8-year-old boys; one the son of the camp's Nazi commandant, the other a Jewish inmate.

Awards

2008 The British Independent Film Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film

Top cast

Herr Liszt
Pavel
Grandpa
Maria
Grandma
Meinberg
Shmuel
Gretel
Palm Court Singer
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Nazi concentration camps
The Holocaust
Gas chamber
World War II
Natalie Ward
English
United States of America, United Kingdom

6. Son of Rambow (2007)

Action, Adventure, Comedy
played Brethren Boy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
96.0
Garth Jennings
Garth Jennings
8 Show list

Son of Rambow is a 2007 British-French-German comedy-drama film written and directed by Garth Jennings. The film premiered on 22 January 2007 at the Sundance Film Festival. It was later shown at the Newport Beach Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and Glasgow Film Festival. The film was also shown at the 51st BFI London Film Festival. Son of Rambow was released in the United Kingdom on 4 April 2008 and opened in limited release in the United States on 2 May 2008. Set during an English summer during the early 1980s, the film is a coming of age story about two schoolboys and their attempts to make an amateur film inspired by First Blood.

Awards

Top cast

Brethren Leader
Mary Proudfoot
Geography teacher
Frank
Lawrence Carter
Lee Carter
Brother Joshua
Grandma
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Jess Hall
Harriet Cawley
Son of Rambow
English, French
United Kingdom, Germany, France

Guest TV appearances

Merlin

Program genre

Family
Science Fiction
Action
Adventure Film
British TV Shows
Fantasy
Drama
Miniseries

Official site

External resources

Merlin is a British fantasy-adventure television programme, created by Julian Jones, Jake Michie, Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps and starring Colin Morgan in the title role. It was broadcast on BBC One from 20 September 2008 to 24 December 2012. The show is loosely based on the Arthurian legends of the young wizard Merlin and his relationship with King Arthur but differs from traditional versions. The show was influenced by the US drama series Smallville, about the early years of Superman, and was produced by independent production company Shine Limited.nMerlin is a reimagining of the legend in which the future King Arthur and Merlin are young contemporaries, however Arthur's father Uther Pendragon has banned magic in Camelot on pain of death. It showed the growth of King Arthur from a young, self-absorbed boy to the mighty king in the legends as well as Merlin's colossal role in creating the powerful Camelot. It was immensely popular and very well received by the public. In 2012, the show's producers announced that its fifth series would be its last, with a two-part finale finishing the show on 24 December 2012.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E11 December 5th, 2009
S02-E03 October 3rd, 2009 Mordred
S01-E08 November 8th, 2008 Mordred

Awards won

2012 Young Hollywood Award for Breakthrough Performance - Male

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Hugo Drama Film
Penske Media Corporation

Wikipedia

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