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Harry John Newman Treadaway (born 10 September 1984) is an English actor known for his performances as Victor Frankenstein on the horror-drama series Penny Dreadful and Brady Hartsfield on Audience's Mr. Mercedes.
Treadaway at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International
|Born||10 September 1984|
Exeter, Devon, England
|Relatives||Luke Treadaway (twin brother)|
Born at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in Exeter, Devon, Treadaway was brought up in Sandford, Devon. His father is an architect and his mother is a primary school teacher; he has two brothers, older brother Sam (an artist) and slightly older twin Luke. Treadaway and his twin brother Luke attended Queen Elizabeth's Community College in Crediton, Devon, where they played in the twice Devon Cup winning Rugby Union team.
Treadaway's professional debut was Brothers of the Head, a feature film about conjoined twin brothers in a punk rock band. He played Tom Howe, the band's rhythm guitarist and songwriter, and his brother Luke played Barry Howe, the lead singer. During rehearsals and throughout the shoot, the brothers were connected to each other for fifteen hours a day, wearing sewn-together wetsuits or a harness. They also slept in one bed to simulate the conjoined nature of their characters. The Treadaways performed all tracks featured in the film themselves live on stage, as well as recording nine tracks for the sound-track album.
Treadaway took time out from his course at LAMDA to work on Brothers of the Head, and graduated in 2006.
Treadaway took on other professional commitments while still at drama school including Miss Marple: Sleeping Murder for ITV television, and a reading of a new play, Myrna Molloy, for Operating Theatre Company in 2006.
Since graduating, he has taken on work such as Recovery for Tiger Aspect (playing the son of characters played by David Tennant and Sarah Parish) and as Mark Brogan on the Channel 4 series Cape Wrath (known as Meadowlands in America). In Control, Treadaway played Joy Division drummer Stephen Morris. In 2008, he appears in the Channel 4 drama The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall and a short film by Sam Taylor-Wood.
He has acted in the horror film The Disappeared, directed by Johnny Kevorkian, and science fiction-fantasy film City of Ember. He made his stage debut in Over There, a new play by Mark Ravenhill alongside his twin brother Luke at the Royal Court Theatre in 2009.
Treadaway is also credited as a songwriter, after writing the piece Sink or Swim which he and Luke performed both on film and on the soundtrack of Brothers of the Head. He also performed his song "Raise This Up" in "Brothers of the Head" as a solo performance during the scene in which Tom Howe's girlfriend breaks his heart.
In 2016, he was cast as one of the leads in Audience's Mr. Mercedes, based on the novel of the same name, opposite Brendan Gleeson. His part was that of Brady Hartsfield, a brilliant young psychopath who decides to engage in a cat-and-mouse game with Gleeson's Bill Hodges. Anton Yelchin had originally been given the role of Hartsfield, but following Yelchin's death in June 2016, it was announced that his role had been recast with Treadaway assuming the part. In 2018, he reprised the role in the show's second season.
Treadway will play Roddy Llewellyn in the third series of Netflix's The Crown. In April 2019, it was reported he had also been cast in an as-yet unrevealed role in CBS All Access's upcoming, Star Trek: Picard, centered on an older Jean-Luc Picard, the Starfleet captain from Star Trek: The Next Generation.
|2005||Brothers of the Head||Tom Howe|
|2006||Marple: "Sleeping Murder"||George Erskine||TV film|
|2006||Afterlife||Liam||TV series; 1 episode|
|2007||Recovery||Dean Hamilton||TV film|
|2007||Cape Wrath||Mark Brogan||TV series; 8 episodes|
|2008||Love You More||Peter||Short|
|2008||The Disappeared||Matthew Ryan|
|2008||City of Ember||Doon Harrow|
|2008||The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall||Billy||TV film|
|2011||The Night Watch||Duncan Pearce||TV film|
|2011||The Last Furlong||James Furlong|
|2012||Cockneys vs Zombies||Andy Macguire|
|2012||Flight of the Storks||Jonathan Anselme||TV mini-series|
|2013||The Lone Ranger||Frank|
|2013||Truckers||Glen Davies||TV series; 5 episodes|
|2014–2016||Penny Dreadful||Dr. Victor Frankenstein||TV series|
|2017–present||Mr. Mercedes||Brady Hartsfield||TV series|
|2019||Halo of Stars||Chicci|
|2019–present||The Crown||Roddy Llewellyn||TV series|
|2019–present||Star Trek: Picard||TV series|
|Squadron 42||Starfarer Pilot||Video Game|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2006||9th British Independent Film Awards||Most Promising Newcomer (shared with Luke Treadaway)||Nominated|
|2018||22nd Satellite Awards||Best Actor in a Drama / Genre Series||Nominated|
- Births, Marriages & Deaths Index of England & Wales, 1916-2005.; at ancestry.com
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