Freddie Stroma

Frederic Wilhelm C. J. Sjöström[1] (born 8 January 1987[2]), known professionally as Freddie Stroma, is an English actor and model, known for his work in roles including Cormac McLaggen in the Harry Potter film series; Adam Cromwell on the Lifetime series Unreal; Brit Vayner in 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016); H.G. Wells in the ABC series Time After Time; and Adrian Chase/Vigilante in the DC Extended Universe series Peacemaker.

Freddie Stroma
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Stroma in 2016
Frederic Wilhelm C. J. Sjöström

(1987-01-08) 8 January 1987 (age 36)
London, England
EducationRadley College
National Youth Theatre
Alma materUniversity College London
Occupation(s)Actor, model, musician
Years active2005–present
(m. 2016)

Early lifeEdit

Stroma was born 8 January 1987 in London, England, to father Stefan Sjöström, a Swedish-born computer industry executive, and German mother Crystal Kupper, and grew up in Ascot, England in Berkshire, about 25 miles west of London.[3] He was educated at Sunningdale School and the boys-only boarding school Radley College in Oxfordshire, leaving in 2005.[4][1][5] He has an older sister, Antonia Sjöström, and a younger brother, Philipp Sjöström.[3]

When he was 16, Stroma was accepted to the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain.[3] He had roles on various British TV shows, including Casualty and BBC's detective show, Mayo (aka The Gil Mayo Mysteries). While studying neuroscience at University College London,[5] Stroma continued to work as an actor and model. He took a year off from university to play the role of Cormac McLaggen in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. After filming was over, Stroma completed his degree at University College London.[3] In 2009, he attained a 2:1 BSc (an upper-second-class degree) in Neuroscience.[5]


During his time at university, Stroma was cast in the role as Cormac McLaggen first in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, a role he reprised in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Parts 1 and 2.

Stroma played the role of Cool Brett in the crime-thriller film

Stroma appeared in the direct-to-DVD romantic film A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song as a British student, Luke Morgan. He played opposite Katie Gibbs (played by Lucy Hale) as her love interest.

He had a minor role in Pitch Perfect, a 2012 comedy about the world of collegiate a cappella choirs. [6] He played a radio station manager at the local college radio station.[7]

In 2014, he was cast in the role of Jack in the psychological thriller After the Dark, which was formerly known as The Philosophers, with his former Harry Potter co-star Bonnie Wright.[8] The film was shot on location in Jakarta.[9]

In June 2015, Stroma was one of the romantic interests, Adam Cromwell, in the Lifetime dramedy Unreal.[10] He plays British bachelor who is competing on a fictionalized The Bachelor-type reality show called Everlasting.[11] Stroma's character is manipulated as much as the women who are vying for his attention in the show that is a behind-the-scenes view of reality dating shows.[12][13]

Unreal was picked up for a second season[14][15] but Stroma had said that he does not think his character will be back.[16] However, during a Paley Center panel on Unreal[17] he said that he is hopeful as the show will continue to feature Everlasting.[18] After the season 1 finale, Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, one of the co-creators of Unreal, confirmed that Stroma would be back in season 2.[19]

Stroma had a role in the Michael Bay film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016), playing Yale University graduate student Brit Vayner, an undercover CIA officer in Libya.[20]

In 2020, he played a guest role on Netflix's period drama Bridgerton, appearing as Prince Frederick of Prussia opposite Phoebe Dynevor and Regé-Jean Page.[21]

Personal lifeEdit

Stroma said he modelled (and acted) to help pay for university. He modelled for Acne Underwear in their Underwear Collection Autumn/Winter 2008.[9][22] He uses Stroma as a surname instead of Sjöström because there is an NHL player named Fredrik Sjöström. Stroma plays guitar and can sing but he is not classically trained in either.[9]

Stroma began dating his Unreal co-star Johanna Braddy in the summer of 2015.[23] Stroma and Braddy got engaged in May 2016,[24] and were married on 30 December 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia.[25]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Lady Godiva Matt
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Cormac McLaggen
2010 Cool Brett
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Cormac McLaggen
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song Luke Morgan Direct to video
2012 Pitch Perfect Luke
2013 After the Dark Jack
2014 Extraterrestrial Kyle
The Inbetweeners 2 Ben
2016 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Brit Vayner
2018 Second Act Ron Ebsen
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Mayo Lucas Harper aka. The Gil Mayo Mysteries; episode: 1.7
Casualty James Huppert Episode: "Happy Hour"
2007 The Last Flight to Kuwait Gregor Schatz Television film
2015–2016 Unreal Adam Cromwell Main role (season 1); guest role (season 2)
2016 Game of Thrones Dickon Tarly Episode: "Blood of My Blood"
2017 Time After Time H. G. Wells Lead role
2019 Grand Hotel Oliver 2 episodes
2020 Bridgerton Prince Friedrich 3 episodes
2021 The Crew Jake Martin[26] 10 episodes
Main role
2022 Peacemaker Adrian Chase / Vigilante 8 episodes
Main role[27]


Year Song Album
2011 "Knockin" A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song
"Possibilities" A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song


  1. ^ a b "The Old Radleian" (PDF). Radley College. 2009. p. 144. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 March 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2015. F W C J Sjostrom (2000), the actor Freddie Stroma, with (L-R) Michael Gambon, Warwick Davis, Bonnie Wright, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Tom Felton and Alan Rickman attending the premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in New York
  2. ^ "Freddie Stroma". TV Insider. Archived from the original on 28 September 2020. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d Chi, Paul (15 July 2009). "Meet Harry Potter Hottie Freddie Stroma". People. Archived from the original on 18 July 2009. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Old Boys". School Notes. Sunningdale School: 3. Summer 2014. Retrieved 16 August 2022.
  5. ^ a b c "Meet the squeaky clean movie teens". The Independent. 10 July 2009. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  6. ^ Kroll, Justin (25 October 2011). "Stroma finds voice in U's 'Pitch'". Variety. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  7. ^ Lambe, Stacy (28 July 2015). "Freddie Stroma, the Ass and Heart of Lifetime's UnREAL". Out. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  8. ^ Harvey, Dennis (13 February 2014). "Film Review: 'After the Dark'". Variety. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  9. ^ a b c Yuvita, Petricia (8 October 2012). "Exclusive Feature: Freddie Stroma". DA MAN. DestinAsian Media Group. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  10. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (30 September 2013). "'Harry Potter' Alum Books 'Unreal' Work for Lifetime (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  11. ^ Phelan, Paige (22 June 2015). "'UnREAL's' Freddie Stroma: Adam Is "Selling Himself Out Just as Much as the Girls Are"". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  12. ^ Lash, Jolie (20 July 2015). "Freddie Stroma On Playing Suitor Adam In Lifetime's 'UnREAL'". Access Hollywood. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  13. ^ Hoffman, Lauren (20 July 2015). ""UnREAL" Star Freddie Stroma: All the Characters Are Whoring Themselves Out". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  14. ^ Rosen, Christopher (6 July 2015). "Lifetime renews UnREAL for second season". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  15. ^ Mallenbaum, Carly (31 July 2015). "'UnREAL' TV panel: 7 things we learned". USA Today. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  16. ^ Jung, E. Alex (28 July 2015). "UnREAL's Prince Charming, Freddie Stroma, on Adam's Pathological Narcissism and Why He Doesn't Think He'll Be Back Next Year". Vulture. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  17. ^ Paley Center for Media (30 July 2015). "PaleyLive: An Evening with the Cast & Creators of UnREAL". Yahoo!. Archived from the original on 19 October 2015. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  18. ^ Phelan, Paige (31 July 2015). "'UnREAL' Cast and Creators Tease Season Finale: "The Gloves are Off"". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  19. ^ Phelan, Paige (3 August 2015). "'UnREAL' Finale: Creators Talk Unleashing "Full Dragon" Rachel, Season 2 Plans". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  20. ^ Pedersen, Erik (17 March 2015). "Freddie Stroma Has '13 Hours'; Christopher Gorham Lands Lead In 'Po'; 'Exeter' Set For DirecTV Bow". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  21. ^ Rice, Nicholas. "Bridgerton's Prince Friedrich Look Familiar? Actor Freddie Stroma Also Starred in Harry Potter". Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  22. ^ "Freddie Stroma Dances in His Underwear". Acne Underwear. 17 July 2009. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  23. ^ Webber, Stephanie (4 August 2015). "UnREAL Costars Freddie Stroma and Johanna Braddy Are Dating: Photo, Details!". Us Magazine. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  24. ^ Schnurr, Samantha (17 May 2016). "UnREAL's Freddie Stroma and Johanna Braddy Get Engaged". E! Online. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  25. ^ Lee, Esther (31 December 2016). "Johanna Braddy Marries Freddie Stroma: Exclusive Details". The Knot. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  26. ^ Petski, Denise (17 December 2019). "'The Crew': Kevin James' Netflix NASCAR Comedy Series Sets Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 15 January 2021.
  27. ^ White, Peter (28 May 2021). "'Peacemaker': Freddie Stroma To Replace Chris Conrad In HBO Max's 'Suicide Squad' Spinoff". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 28 May 2021.

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