Alexander Michael Roe-Brown is a British actor. He is best known for playing Jay Keaton in the series The Fugitives, Elliott Baden in The Cut and Benjamin Pownall in Siren. He has also played major roles in a number of films, including Hot Summer Nights, Rings and Forever My Girl.

Alex Roe
Alexander Michael Roe-Brown

1990 (age 33–34)
Years active2000–present

Early life and education


Roe was born in London,[1] and grew up in Ladbroke Grove. He has a twin sister, Katheryne Elizabeth.[2][3] His father worked as a plumber and his mother was a ballet dancer.[4] He won a sixth-form scholarship to Latymer Upper School in Hammersmith where he studied until 2009.[4]

He enjoys sports especially association football playing as a striker. He joined a Division Two football club when he was 16, and then played in Spain for a year.[5] After he returned to school in England and before his acting career took off, he played semi-professional football with Chalfont St Peter.[4] While he was acting on network television, he was also playing for a Hayes Middlesex Sunday league football team Chiswick Albion in 2010.[6] He continued playing football after he relocated to Los Angeles, where he plays for an amateur team Atlético Silverlake.[5]



Roe first appeared in an advertisement for Milky Way as a child.[7] He made his acting debut in 2000 in the horror film The Calling when he was 10 years old.[4] Roe also played the lead role of Jay Keaton in CITV's 2005 children's science fiction series The Fugitives.

Jennifer Saunders saw him performing in a school production of Our Country's Good and asked him to audition for her comedy Jam & Jerusalem.[4] After appearing in this production in 2009, he began to land more acting roles. In 2010, Roe played Elliott Baden, a popular competitive swimmer in BBC Two's teen drama The Cut. In 2011, Roe appeared in guest appearances in episodes of Holby City as Connor Lane, Doctors as Matt Goonan, Hollyoaks as Toby, and The Jury as Schoolboy.

In 2014, Roe landed his first television role in the United States and played the male lead as Luke Holt in ABC Family's tennis drama film Unstrung.[8] He relocated to Los Angeles and worked in a number of Hollywood films. Roe played one of the lead roles, Evan Walker, in the 2016 science fiction film The 5th Wave, followed with a starring role as Holt Anthony in the 2017 horror film Rings.[9]

Roe co-starred with Timothée Chalamet in the coming-of-age film Hot Summer Nights, which premiered at the South by Southwest festival in March 2017, and was released the next year. Also in 2018, he played the leading role as a country singer in Forever My Girl, and learned to sing for the role;[10] and started playing the lead role as Ben Pownall in Freeform's TV series, Siren.[11]




Title Year Role Notes
The Calling 2000 Dylan St. Clair Credited as Alex Roe-Brown
Sniper: Legacy 2014 Reese
The 5th Wave 2016 Evan Walker
Rings 2017 Holt Anthony
Hot Summer Nights 2017 Hunter Strawberry
Forever My Girl 2018 Liam Page


Title Year Role Notes
The Fugitives 2005 Jay Keaton Main role
Jam & Jerusalem 2009 Christopher Martin Episode: "Dinner Party"
The Cut 2010 Elliott Baden Main role (seasons 2–3)
Holby City 2011 Connor Lane Episode: "Damage Control"
Doctors 2011 Matt Goonan Episode: "Tricky Dicky"
Hollyoaks 2011 Toby 1 episode
The Jury 2011 Schoolboy 2 episodes
Unstrung 2014 Luke Holt Unsold television pilot
Siren 2018–2020 Ben Pownall Main role
Billy the Kid 2022 Pat Garrett


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  2. ^ alexmroe. "This is my twin sister" – via Instagram.
  3. ^ "Birth 1990". FreeBMD. ONS.
  4. ^ a b c d e Della-Ragione, Joanna (22 January 2016). "Alex Roe, interview: 'I try to avoid being friends with actors— most of my tickets for the premiere were for my football team'". Evening Standard.
  5. ^ a b "interview: alex roe". Schön! Magazine. 17 January 2018.
  6. ^ Street, Tim (18 March 2011). "Chiswick hat-trick hero is BBC The Cut star". Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Get to know Alex Roe, the male lead of new horror-thriller "Rings"". InqPOP!. 17 February 2017.
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (5 May 2014). "Alex Roe Set To Star In ABC Family Drama Pilot 'Unstrung'; Jay Karas To Direct". Deadline.
  9. ^ Ford, Rebecca (10 February 2016). "Berlin: Alex Roe to Star in Romantic Drama 'A Moment to Remember' (Exclusive)". Hollywood Reporter.
  10. ^ "Alex Roe – Hollywood's Next Contender". Candid Magazine. 18 January 2018.
  11. ^ Radish, Christina (22 January 2018). "Alex Roe on 'Forever My Girl' and Freeform's Spooky Mermaid Drama 'Siren'". Collider.