Joel Fry (actor)

Joel Fry is a British actor and musician, having had roles in White Van Man, Trollied, Plebs, Twenty Twelve, and W1A. In film, he appeared as Lu'kibu in 10,000 BC, Rocky in the 2019 romantic comedy film Yesterday. In 2023, Fry starred in a main role as 'Hugh', the solicitor to Burnley banker Dave Fishwick in the film Bank of Dave.

Joel Fry
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Fry in 2017
London, England
Alma materRoyal Academy of Dramatic Art
Occupation(s)Actor, musician
Years active2006–present


Fry studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), graduating with a BA in Acting Degree (H Level) in 2005.[1] On television, he is best known for portraying the characters Hizdahr zo Loraq in the series Game of Thrones [2][3] and Frenchie in Our Flag Means Death. Further television credits include White Van Man, Trollied, Plebs,[4] Twenty Twelve, and W1A. In film, he appeared as Lu'kibu in 10,000 BC,[4] Rocky in the 2019 romantic comedy film Yesterday, and Jasper Badun in the 2021 crime comedy-drama Cruella.[5]

In 2023, Fry starred in a main role as 'Hugh', the solicitor to Burnley banker Dave Fishwick (played by Rory Kinnear) in the film Bank of Dave, released on Netflix in January 2023.[6]


Fry is a former member of the band Animal Circus, which released the EP Snakes and Ladders in 2012.[7]

Fry is featured in two songs on the 2022 Our Flag Means Death soundtrack, where he performs as his character, Frenchie.[8]



Year Title Role Notes
2008 10,000 BC Lu'kibu
2010 Tamara Drewe Steve Culley
2017 Paddington 2 Postman Joe
2018 Benjamin Stephen
2019 Denmark The Captain[9]
2019 Yesterday Rocky
2020 Love, Wedding, Repeat Bryan
2020 Silent Night Seamus
2021 Cruella Jasper Badun
2021 In the Earth Dr. Martin Lowery
2021 A Boy Called Christmas Matt
2023 Bank of Dave Hugh
TBA The Queen Mary TBA Filming
TBA The End We Start From TBA Filming[10]


Year Title Role Notes
2006; 2009 The Bill Darrel Cunningham / Baxter Ryan 5 episodes
2008 Massive Swing Main cast, 6 episodes
2009 No Signal! Various characters 6 episodes
2011–2012 White Van Man Darren Main cast, 13 episodes
2011–2013 Trollied Leighton Main cast, 35 episodes
2012 Twenty Twelve Karl Marx Recurring role, 4 episodes
2012 Bedlam Liam 1 episode
2012 Public Enemies Darren Nunn Miniseries, 3 episodes
2013–2016 Plebs Stylax Rufus Eurystacles Main cast, 22 episodes
2014–2017 W1A Karl Marx 2 episodes
2014–2015 Game of Thrones Hizdahr zo Loraq Recurring role, 8 episodes
2015 Death in Paradise Steve Taylor 1 episode
2015 You, Me and the Apocalypse Dave Bosley Miniseries, 10 episodes
2016 Ordinary Lies Billy 'Toke' Tokington Main cast, 6 episodes
2015–2017 Drunk History Gilbert Gifford & Albert, Prince Consort 2 episodes
2018 Requiem Hal Miniseries, 6 episodes
2019 This Time with Alan Partridge Rod 1 episode
2022 Our Flag Means Death Frenchie Main cast, 10 episodes


Animal CircusEdit

  • 2012 – Snakes and Ladders[11]


  1. ^ "RADA Student & graduate profiles - Joel Fry". Retrieved 2 June 2021.
  2. ^ Hibberd, James (27 September 2013). "'Game of Thrones' casts Dany's Meereen contact – EXCLUSIVE". Inside TV: Game of Thrones. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  3. ^ Roots, Kimberly (27 September 2013). "Game of Thrones Season 4: Who's the New Guy Hanging Around The Mother of Dragons?". Casting News. TVLine. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Joel Fry". United Agents. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Disney's 'Cruella' Casts Joel Fry as Jasper". 7 August 2019.
  6. ^ "'Bank of Dave' Netflix Movie: January 2023 Release Date". 21 December 2022.
  7. ^ "Snakes and Ladders EP". bandcamp. 12 May 2022.
  8. ^ "Our Flag Means Death Soundtrack [2022]". 6 May 2022.
  9. ^ "Denmark (2019)". Retrieved 19 June 2021.
  10. ^ "Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Strong Join Jodie Comer on 'The End We Start From' Cast". Variety. Retrieved 8 September 2022.
  11. ^ "Snakes and Ladders EP". bandcamp. 6 July 2014.

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