Jonah Andre[1] Hauer-King (born 30 May 1995) is an English actor. He began acting while studying at St John's College, Cambridge. He is best known for playing Prince Eric in the live-action adaptation of Disney's musical fantasy film The Little Mermaid (2023). He has appeared in the television miniseries Howards End (2017), Little Women (2017), and World on Fire (2019), and in the films The Last Photograph (2017) and A Dog's Way Home (2019).

Jonah Hauer-King
Hauer-King in 2019
Jonah Andre Hauer-King

(1995-05-30) 30 May 1995 (age 28)
Islington, London, England
CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
United States
EducationSt John's College, Cambridge
Years active2014–present

Early life and education edit

Hauer-King was raised in North London, the son of Debra Hauer, an American psychotherapist and former theatre producer originally from Walnut Creek, California, and Jeremy King, a prominent London restaurateur originally from Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset.[2][3][4] Hauer-King has dual British-American citizenship[5][6] and was raised Jewish.[7][8] His maternal grandparents came to Northern California in 1950; his maternal grandmother was a 3rd generation Jewish Torontonian and his grandfather was a Polish Jew who emigrated from Pacanów to Toronto in 1928 at age 7.

Hauer-King attended The Hall School, Eton College and then St John's College, Cambridge, where he graduated with a first class degree in theology and religious studies,[9][7] juggling acting roles on stage and screen whilst he was there.[9]

Career edit

Hauer-King's first feature was a lead role in Danny Huston's The Last Photograph, which received its world premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. He played Laurie in the 2017 BBC version of Little Women,[10][11] and starred as Andrius Aras in the film Ashes in the Snow (2018), opposite Bel Powley, Paul Wilcox in Howards End, and as David in Postcards from London (2018). He also starred as Lucas in the film A Dog's Way Home (2019).[12] His other roles include The Song of Names and This Is the Night. His most recent feature was playing Harry Chase in the BBC World War II drama World on Fire (2019). Jonah also portrayed Max Mallowan in the 2019 film Agatha and the Curse of Ishtar. On 12 November 2019, it was announced that Hauer-King would play Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid which was released on 26 May 2023.[13][14] He has since been cast as the lead character Lale, in Sky's new adaptation of The Tattooist of Auschwitz.[15]

Filmography edit

Films edit

Year Title Role Notes
2014 The Maiden AC Short film
Blue Kool Klown
2015 Holding on for a Good Time Johnnie
2016 Regardez Byron
Branagh Theatre Live: The Entertainer Frank Rice
2017 The Last Photograph Luke Hammond
2018 Postcards from London David
Old Boys Winchester
Ashes in the Snow Andrius Aras
2019 A Dog's Way Home Lucas
The Song of Names Dovidl, aged 17–23
2021 This Is the Night Christian Dedea
Absence Absence (voice) Short film
2022 Safe Word Boy
2023 The Little Mermaid Prince Eric
Rich Flu N/A Post-production
TBA A Beautiful Imperfection N/A
Fabio D'Andrea: One Small Step Astronaut
William Tell TBA Filming
The Threesome Connor

Television edit

Year Title Role Notes
2017 Howards End Paul Wilcox 2 episodes
Little Women Theodore "Laurie" Laurence 3 episodes
2019–present World on Fire Harry Chase Main role
2019 Agatha and the Curse of Ishtar Max Mallowan Television film
2022 The Flatshare Mo Main role
TBA The Tattooist of Auschwitz Lale Sokolov Main role; in production
2025 Doctor Who TBA Main role (season 15)

Discography edit

Year Soundtrack Song Label Notes
2017 Little Women "God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen" uncredited
2018 Postcards from London "Lover (Muse)" Davray Music Ltd. also writer
"My Funny Valentine"
2023 The Little Mermaid (2023 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) "Fathoms Below" Walt Disney
"Wild Uncharted Waters"

References edit

  1. ^ "Halle Bailey and Jonah Hauer-King Take The BFF Test". BuzzFeed, YouTube. 24 May 2023. Retrieved 24 February 2024. {{cite web}}: Check |url= value (help)
  2. ^ "Jeremy King: A lot of Londoners don't realise they're culture-hungry". Evening Standard. 23 September 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2020.
  3. ^ Wise, Louis (29 September 2019). "Jonah Hauer-King interview: meet the hero of the BBC war drama World on Fire". The Times. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  4. ^ Law, Katie (23 September 2016). "Jeremy King, interview: People like us have to be the catalyst for Londoners becoming culture-hungry". Evening Standard. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  5. ^ The Eagle 2017 Archived 10 October 2019 at the Wayback Machine St John's College, University Cambridge. 2017.
  6. ^ "7 Surprising Things about Jonah Hauer-King". PBS.
  7. ^ a b Bloom, Nate (12 December 2012). "Rachel Weisz up for Golden Globe! Philip Glass goes to Kennedy Center! Puppies!". J. The Jewish News of Northern California. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  8. ^ "World On Fire | An interview with Jonah Hauer-King (Harry Chase)". Bradford Zone | TV Features. 26 September 2019. Archived from the original on 24 September 2021. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  9. ^ a b "Student treads the boards alongside Kenneth Branagh". St. John, Cambridge. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  10. ^ "Masterpiece Studio Podcast: Maya Hawke & Jonah Hauer-King". PBS. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  11. ^ Wagner, Curt (11 May 2018). "Jonah Hauer-King: Man among 'Little Women'". Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  12. ^ "New Actor Jonah Hauer-King is Bella's Beloved Human in 'A Dog's Way Home'". InqPOP!. 6 February 2019. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  13. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (12 November 2019). "'Little Mermaid': Jonah Hauer-King Wins Role Of Prince Eric". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  14. ^ "'Little Mermaid' Live-Action Remake Finds Its Prince Eric in Jonah Hauer-King". The Hollywood Reporter. 12 November 2019. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  15. ^ "Sky, Peacock Set International Cast, Director for 'The Tattooist of Auschwitz' Limited Series". Variety. 16 March 2023.

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