Alexander Stephen Hassell (born 7 September 1980) is an English actor, and co-founder of The Factory Theatre Company. He has played roles on screen in Bonkers (2007), Suburbicon and The Miniaturist (2017), Genius (2018), The Boys (2019), Cowboy Bebop (2021), and His Dark Materials (2022).
Alexander Stephen Hassel
7 September 1980
Early life and education edit
Hassell was born in Southend, England, the youngest of four, to a vicar. After completing his education at Moulsham High School, in Chelmsford, Essex, he studied acting for a further two and a half years at the Central School of Speech and Drama.
He has appeared in a number of stage roles, most recently as Hal in Henry IV Parts I and II, and Henry in Henry V, for the Royal Shakespeare Company. He is co-founder of The Factory Theatre Company whose patrons include Ewan McGregor, Bill Nighy, Mark Rylance and Emma Thompson.
His debut television appearance was in 2001, in an episode of Queen of Swords. His first Hollywood role was in George Clooney's Suburbicon (2017), in a cast which included Matt Damon and Julianne Moore. and later that year he appeared in his first major television role in the BBC adaptation of Jessie Burton's The Miniaturist, alongside Anya Taylor-Joy, which first aired on Boxing Day 2017.
In 2019, he appeared as Translucent in the first season of The Boys (2019) on Amazon Prime Video, and played Vicious in Netflix's Cowboy Bebop in 2021., and portrayed Metatron in the final season of the BBC/HBO fantasy series His Dark Materials.
|2012||The Grind||Drug Dealer|
|2014||Miss in Her Teens||The Player|
|2015||Two Down||John Thomas|
|2018||The Isle||Oliver Gosling|
|2019||The Red Sea Diving Resort||Max Rose|
|2021||The Tragedy of Macbeth||Ross|
|2022||Violent Night||Jason Lightstone|
|2023||Locked In||Doctor Robert|
|2001||Queen of Swords||Andreo Rey||Episode: "The Pretender"|
|2003||Murder in Mind||Jules||Episode: "Contract"|
|2003||Danielle Cable: Eyewitness||Stephen Cameron||Television film|
|2003||Death in Holy Orders||Peter Buckhurst||2 episodes|
|2003||Warrior Queen||Roman Officer||Television film|
|2003||The Private Life of Samuel Pepys||Balty|
|2005||Kenneth Tynan: In Praise of Hardcore||Mike|
|2005||Murphy's Law||Scott Garvey||Episode: "Extra Mile"|
|2006||Robin Hood||2nd Sheriff's Man||2 episodes|
|2006||Torchwood||Mark Lynch||Episode: "Combat"|
|2007||Bonkers||Felix Nash||6 episodes|
|2008||Love Soup||Jake Randall||Episode: "Green Widow"|
|2008||The Bill||Marcus Kendall||Episode: "After the Fall"|
|2009||A Midsummer Night's Dream||Lysander / Flute||Television film|
|2009||Legend of the Seeker||Eryn||Episode: "Fever"|
|2009||Miranda||Edmund Dettori||Episode: "Excuse"|
|2011||Hustle||Viscount Manley||Episode: "Silent Witness"|
|2013||Jo||Piet Nykvist||Episode: "Place de la Concorde"|
|2013||Way to Go||Philip||Episode: "Dead End"|
|2013||Life of Crime||Colin Nash||2 episodes|
|2013||Big Thunder||Abel White||Television film|
|2014||Silent Witness||Simon Turner||2 episodes|
|2017||The Miniaturist||Johannes Brandt||3 episodes|
|2018||The Bisexual||David||Episode #1.5|
|2019||Grantchester||Ernest Carter||Episode #4.4|
|2019||The Boys||Translucent||3 episodes|
|2021||Cowboy Bebop||Vicious||10 episodes|
|2022||His Dark Materials||Metatron||Main role|
|2023||Everything Now||Rick||Main role|
|TBA||Rivals||Rupert Campbell-Black||Lead role|
- "The Boys on Instagram: "Happy birthday @alexanderhassell! Your birthday will never truly vanish from our calendar". instagram. 17 September 2021.
- Hoggard, Liz (1 November 2015). "Alex Hassell: 'Of course you hope people will say – yes, I saw his Henry V'". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
- "Moulsham High School Alumni". moulshamhigh.org. Retrieved 24 December 2022.
- Billington, Michael (23 September 2015). "Henry V review – Alex Hassell catches the conscience of the king". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
- "Alex Hassell | United Agents". www.unitedagents.co.uk. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
- Conrad, Anna (26 December 2017). "Alex Hassell on his mysterious role in The Miniaturist". gq-magazine.co.uk.
- Abhishek, Aharon (22 April 2020). "'The Boys': 'If it ain't the invisible c***', fans react to Translucent's look in new photo". Meaww. Retrieved 31 October 2021.
- Volpe, Allie (22 October 2021). "How 'Tragedy of Macbeth' Star Alex Hassell Became a Shakespeare Whisperer". Backstage. Retrieved 31 October 2021.
- Clark, Campbell. "His Dark Materials Casts Metatron In Alex Hassell For Final Season". LRM Online. Retrieved 21 December 2022.
- "Victoria Smurfit and Aidan Turner star in adaptation of racy Jilly Cooper novel". Independent.ie. 21 March 2023.