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Joe is an actor with a reputation in the entertainment industry. As of 2023, he has a worth of $4 million. Alwyn was born in North London in February 1991 and received his education at the Royal Center School of Speech & Drama. He began his acting career by performing in productions at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
In 2016, Alwyn landed his breakthrough role as Billy in the film Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. He followed up this success with a leading role as Adrian Finn in the 2017 film The Sense of an Ending.
|Birth Date||February 21, 1991|
|Birth Place||Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom|
Joe Alwyn Acting Career
Alwyn landed the lead role in Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, a 2016 war drama film directed by Ang Lee based on Ben Fountain’s novel of the same name, just two weeks after his graduation showcase in early 2015.
According to Lee, Alwyn’s ability to convey the book’s conflict through his facial expressions was the reason for his casting. Alwyn’s acting received praise for its authenticity in reviews of the film, which was considered his breakthrough by the media. In 2017, he starred in The Sense of an Ending, a drama directed by Ritesh Batra.
Joe Alwyn Music Career
During a conversation about career opportunities in music, Alwyn and American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift collaborated by chance.
Alwyn recounted how Swift overheard him “messing around on a piano and singing horribly” and then proposed, “Let’s see what happens if we get to the end of it together.”
Alwyn co-produced six songs on Taylor Swift’s eighth studio album, Folklore (2020). These songs were “Exile”, “Betty”, “My Tears Ricochet”, “August”, “This Is Me Trying”, and “Illicit Affairs”. He also co-wrote “Exile” and “Betty” using William Bowery.
“Exile” achieved significant success, reaching the top 10 charts in multiple countries, including number six on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number eight on the UK Singles Chart.
Joe Alwyn Awards & Accomplishments
Alwyn continued to impress audiences and critics with his performances in many highly acclaimed films in 2018, including Mary Queen of Scots, Boy Erased, The Favorite, and Operation Finale.
In addition to his work on the big screen, Alwyn also appeared in the 2019 TV mini-series A Christmas Carol, portraying the character of Bob Cratchit.
He has been recognized for his outstanding performances with several awards, such as Gold Derby Prize, an Online Film & Television Association Award, and a Satellite Award, all for his role in The Favourite.
Despite his success in the entertainment industry, Alwyn has kept his life private. He was romantically linked to American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, but both split up after 6 years.
Alwyn continues to work on new projects and hone his craft as an actor, solidifying his status as one of the film industry’s rising stars.