Joey Batey is an English actor, musician, singer, and songwriter. He is known for portraying the bard Jaskier in the Netflix fantasy series The Witcher. He is also known for singing "Toss a Coin to Your Witcher", as well other songs featured in episodes of the series where he starred.[1][2]

Joey Batey
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Joey Batey in December 2019
Born
EducationRobinson College, Cambridge
OccupationActor, musician
Years active2008–present

Early life and educationEdit

Joey Batey was born in Newcastle upon Tyne.[citation needed] He has said he grew up in a "musical family" and has always been around music.[3] He studied at Robinson College, Cambridge and L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq.[4] Whilst at Cambridge, he co-wrote and performed the comedic sketch show Good Clean Men with Alex Owen, Ben Ashenden and others,[5][6] of the comedy act, The Pin.[citation needed]

CareerEdit

ActingEdit

Batey acted in the 2013 British thriller, Murder on the Home Front, directed by Geoffrey Sax,[7] which was his film debut.[citation needed] In 2014, he appeared in The Riot Club directed by Lone Scherfig.[8] In 2017, Paul McGuigan cast him as Eddie in Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool.[9] Batey also played in the British TV series Strike (2017),[10] and In The Dark (2017).[11] He appeared in the series Knightfall in 2017-2018, a 14th century period piece centered on the Knights Templar, where he played the role of Pierre, a spy after information on the Holy Grail.[12]

As of 2021, Batey was continuing to play the character of the bard, Jaskier, in Netflix's adaptation of The Witcher, based on the Polish novel series of the same name.[13][14]

Musical performanceEdit

Batey is a vocalist and musician for the indie folk band The Amazing Devil, as well as the primary writer and composer.[15] The band has released three albums including Love Run (2016),[15] and The Horror and the Wild (2020).[16] Their most recent album, Ruin, was released on 31 October 2021.[17][third-party source needed]

In Netflix's adaptation of The Witcher, Batey has performed songs featured in the episodes in which he starred,[citation needed] including "Toss a Coin to Your Witcher",[citation needed] "The Fishmonger's Daughter"[18] and "Her Sweet Kiss", as well as "Burn Butcher Burn",[19] "Whoreson Prison Blues"[20] and "The Golden One",[21] the latter of these in the second season of the show.[citation needed]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2014 The Riot Club Eager Chap
2016 Bloody Cakes Colin Montcrawknox Unreleased
2017 Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool Eddie Uncredited

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Murder on the Home Front Dixie Television film
2013 The White Queen Edward of Lancaster 2 episodes
2013 Whitechapel Gavin Redman 2 episodes
2016 Mount Pleasant Gopher 3 episodes
2017 In the Dark Shelley 2 episodes
2017 Strike Al Rokeby 2 episodes
2017–2018 Knightfall Pierre 5 episodes
2018 Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators Callum Ballimore Series 1, episode 4: "This Rough Magic"
2018 Stan Lee's Lucky Man Bobby Hayes Series 3, episode 2: "Run Rabbit Run"
2019 The War of the Worlds Henderson Series 1, episode 1
2019–present The Witcher Jaskier Main role

Further readingEdit

  • Rivera, Starleen (31 December 2021). "The Witcher: 10 Movies and Shows Where You've Seen the Cast". ScreenRant.com. Montreal, Quebec: Valnet Inc. Retrieved 25 January 2022.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Witcher Soundtrack". Milan Records. Retrieved 9 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Joseph Trapanese: The Witcher: Season 2 - Soundtrack". Milan Records. Retrieved 9 April 2022.
  3. ^ Finger, Bobby (host) & Batey, Joey (guest) (25 February 2020). "I'm Obsessed With This: The Witcher (ft. Joey Batey)". Im-Obsessed-With-This.simplecast.com (Podcast). Los Gatos, Calif.: Netflix. Event occurs at TIME UNSTATED. Retrieved 12 March 2020.{{cite podcast}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ "Joey Batey CV". Spotlight. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
  5. ^ Members of the Camdram Web Team (3 November 2009). "The Fletcher Players Society presents… Good Clean Men by Ashenden/Bannister/Batey/Fiddaman/Haines/Owen". CAMDRAM.net. Cambridge, England: Members of the Camdram Web Team. Retrieved 25 January 2022.
  6. ^ Reynolds, George (6 November 2009). "Good. Clean. Men". Varsity. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  7. ^ BFI Staff (2 January 2022). "Murder on the Home Front [09/05/2013] (2013)". BFI.org.uk. London, England: British Film Institute (BFI). Retrieved 25 January 2022. Note, one must click on "Show more" under "Cast & Credits / Cast" to see this actor's name and the character played.
  8. ^ "The Riot Club (2014)". BFI. Retrieved 2 January 2022.
  9. ^ "Joey Batey". Metacritic. Retrieved 2 January 2022.
  10. ^ "BBC One - Strike, The Silkworm, Episode 2". BBC. Retrieved 2 January 2022.
  11. ^ "BBC One - In the Dark, Series 1, Episode 1". BBC. Retrieved 2 January 2022.
  12. ^ Rivera, Starleen (31 December 2021). "The Witcher: 10 Movies and Shows Where You've Seen the Cast". ScreenRant.com. Montreal, Quebec: Valnet Inc. Retrieved 25 January 2022.
  13. ^ Petski, Denise (31 October 2018). "'The Witcher': First Look At Henry Cavill As Geralt Of Rivia; Netflix Rounds Out Cast As Production Begins". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on 1 November 2018. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  14. ^ "The Witcher". Netflix Tudum. Retrieved 31 January 2022.
  15. ^ a b Davies, Mike (19 July 2016). "Album Review—The Amazing Devil: Love Run". FolkRadio.co.uk. Retrieved 5 January 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  16. ^ "The Horror and the Wild". Amazon. Retrieved 9 April 2022.
  17. ^ "ruin, by The Amazing Devil". Theamazingdevil.bandcamp.com. Retrieved 31 October 2021.
  18. ^ The Fishmonger's Daughter, retrieved 20 December 2021
  19. ^ Burn Butcher Burn, retrieved 20 December 2021
  20. ^ Whoreson Prison Blues, retrieved 20 December 2021
  21. ^ The Golden One, retrieved 20 December 2021

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