Edward Patrick Holcroft (born 23 June 1987) is an English film, television and stage actor. He is best known for his roles in the Kingsman film franchise and in the television series Wolf Hall (2015), London Spy (2015), and Alias Grace (2017).
|Other names||Ed Holcroft|
|Education||Oxford Brookes University|
Drama Centre London
|Kingsman: The Secret Service|
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Holcroft is the second of three sons born to Lt. Col. Patrick Holcroft, a soldier and banker, and Kathleen "Annie" Holcroft (née Roberts), a publisher at Condé Nast. His elder brother, Oliver Holcroft, is a former soldier who served with the Grenadier Guards in Afghanistan. Edward was sent to boarding school at age 8, first attending prep school at Summer Fields School in Oxford and then Ampleforth College in North Yorkshire, where he first appeared in school productions. He initially wanted to become a musician after taking up drumming, but switched to acting after appearing in a play at Oxford Brookes University. He then undertook post-graduate studies in acting at the Drama Centre London of Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, graduating in 2012.
Holcroft is best known for his roles as Charlie Hesketh in the film Kingsman: The Secret Service and its sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle, as George Boleyn in the British drama series Wolf Hall and as Alex Turner in the BBC drama series London Spy. In 2017, he appeared in the historical miniseries Gunpowder on BBC and Alias Grace on Netflix and the CBC.
|2014||Kingsman: The Secret Service||Charles "Charlie" Hesketh|
|2015||Lady Chatterley's Lover||Duncan Forbes|
|2017||The Sense of an Ending||Jack Ford|
|2017||Kingsman: The Golden Circle||Charles "Charlie" Hesketh|
|2015||Wolf Hall||George Boleyn|
|2017||Alias Grace||Dr. Simon Jordan|
|2005||All's Well That Ends As You Like It||Huntsmen||Alistair Blackwell||TTProductions/Edinburgh Fringe|
|2005||Romeo & Juliet||Tybalt||-||Ampleforth College/Ampleforth College Theatre|
|2009||According To...||John Mark||David Ralf||Half Full Theatre/OUDS/Burton Taylor Studio|
|2009||Knuckle||Curly Delafield||Cicely Hadman||Trinity Players/OUDS//Moser theatre|
|2010||Henry IV||Hotspur||Simon Tavener||Oxford Triptyich/OUDS/Old Fire Station|
|2010||Time to Kill||Joshua||Stuart Watson||Putney Theatre Company/Putney Arts Theatre|
|2011||Romeo & Juliet||Romeo||Rebecca Smith||Sedos Theatre Company/Bridewell Theatre|
|2015-2016||Les Liaisons Dangereuses||Le Chevalier Danceny||Josie Rourke||Donmar Warehouse|
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- "In Conversation with Edward Holcroft". 10 February 2015.
- "London Spy: What you need to know about new BBC Two thriller". 9 November 2015.
- Billington, Michael (18 December 2015). "Les Liaisons Dangereuses review – Dominic West on love's battlefield" – via The Guardian.
- "Edward Holcroft - Cast - Alias Grace". CBC. Retrieved 19 December 2017.