Iain De Caestecker
Iain De Caestecker (/
Iain De Caestecker
Iain De Caestecker at WonderCon 2019
|Born||29 December 1987|
|Alma mater||Langside College|
De Caestecker was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He has a twin sister and is one of four children; his parents are both medical doctors. His mother, Dr. Linda De Caestecker, is Director of Public Health (DPH) for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, the largest health board in Scotland. She worked as an obstetrician and gynecologist, in different parts of the United Kingdom and in West Africa. She is an honorary professor at the University of Glasgow.
De Caestecker began his acting career at the young age of nine, when someone came into one of his acting classes and cast him in BBC short film Billy and Zorba (1999). It was his first experience in front of the camera. He has been finding success ever since.
In 2000, he had a minor role in the comedy horror film The Little Vampire, before appearing in the television show Lip Service. In that same year he first appeared on the cobbles as Adam Barlow in Coronation Street, UK's longest-running and most-watched TV soap opera. He would appear in more than 50 episodes (2001-2003) before the role was recast with an older actor.
The psychological horror film In Fear premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews. In that same year De Caestecker appeared in Filth and Not Another Happy Ending; the latter earned him his second BAFTA Scotland nomination, this time in the Best Actor/Actress – Film category. He also appeared in the music video for Gabrielle Aplin's song "Please Don't Say You Love Me".
In 2013, on his first visit to LA, De Caestecker landed a series regular role on the television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. That same year, he was cast in the lead role of Ryan Gosling's feature directorial debut Lost River. The film premiered in competition in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, and was released in the U.S. on 10 April 2015.
In 2016, his Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. character was animated for an episode of Disney XD's Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man Vs. The Sinister 6, to which the actor lent his voice.
In 2018, De Caestecker co-starred in the J. J. Abrams-produced war/horror film Overlord, which premiered at Fantastic Fest 2018. The plot follows American soldiers stuck behind enemy lines before D-Day who discover secret Nazi experiments. The movie received two nominations at the 2019 Saturn Awards.
|1999||Billy and Zorba||Billy||Short film for BBC | Winner Best International Short - Brooklyn Film Festival, 2000|
|2000||The Little Vampire||Nigel|
|2003||16 Years of Alcohol||Frankie (as a boy)|
|2003||All Over Brazil||Steven||Short film for BBC.|
|2013||In Fear||Tom||Official Sundance selection|
|2013||Not Another Happy Ending||Roddy|
|2014||Lost River||Bones||Official Cannes Film Festival selection|
|2014||Liam and Lenka||Liam||Short film|
|2018||Overlord||Private Morton Chase|
|2001–2003||Coronation Street||Adam Barlow||50 episodes|
|2001||Monarch of the Glen||Angus 'Ricky' MacDonald||Episode: "Episode #2.8"|
Credited as Iain Decaestecker
|2002||Rockface||Dan||Episode: "Episode #1.3"|
|2009||River City||Stuart||Episode: "Episode #1.607"|
|2009||Taggart||Davy Kincaid||Episode: "So Long Baby"|
|2010||Lip Service||Darren||4 episodes|
|2011||The Fades||Paul Roberts||Miniseries; 6 episodes / Winner of Best Drama Series, BAFTA Television Awards, 2012|
|2011||Young James Herriot||James Herriot||Miniseries; 3 episodes|
|2012||The Secret of Crickley Hall||Young Percy Judd||Miniseries; 3 episodes|
|2013–present||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Agent Leo Fitz||Main cast, 117 episodes|
|2016||Ultimate Spider-Man vs. the Sinister 6||Agent Leo Fitz (voice)||Episode: "Lizards"|
|2016||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot||Agent Leo Fitz||Web series; episode: "Progress"|
|2020||Us||Young Douglas||Miniseries; 4 episodes|
|2012||Assassin's Creed III||Fillan McCarthy (voice)|
|2013||"Please Don't Say You Love Me"||Gabrielle Aplin||Boyfriend|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2012||BAFTA Scotland Award||Best Actor/Actress – Television||Young James Herriot||Nominated|
|2013||Best Actor/Actress – Film||Not Another Happy Ending||Nominated|
|2014||SET Awards||SET Engineer Award||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Won|
|2015||TVLine's Performer of the Week||N/A||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (episode: "Laws of Nature")||Won|
|2017||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (episode: "Self Control"; shared with Elizabeth Henstridge)||Nominated|
|2017||TVLine's Performer of the Year||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Nominated|
|2019||TVLine's Performer of the Week||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (episode: "Inescapable"; shared with Elizabeth Henstridge)||Won|
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