Alexander Carey "Lex" Shrapnel (born 6 October 1979) is an English actor and voice actor.
Alexander Carey Shrapnel
6 October 1979
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor|
|Relatives||Norman Shrapnel (paternal grandfather)|
Tony Bartley (maternal grandfather)
Deborah Kerr (maternal grandmother)
Shrapnel was born in London, the son of Francesca Ann (née Bartley) and actor John Shrapnel. He is the brother of actor/producer Tom Shrapnel and writer Joe Shrapnel and, through his mother, the grandson of Academy Award-nominated actress Deborah Kerr. He graduated from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
He has appeared in many film and television roles such as, K-19: The Widowmaker, Nine Lives, Thunderbirds, Breakfast on Pluto, Flyboys, Ministry of Mayhem and The Last Detective. He also appeared in the Doctor Who audio play, Shadow of the Past.
Shrapnel's Hotspur in Henry IV in the Royal Shakespeare Company's critically acclaimed 2008 production was described as 'thrillingly charismatic'. He also has appeared on stage in 2011 in Terence Rattigan’s The Deep Blue Sea performed at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. He is quoted as saying "Before going in you set a high bar for yourself, but you’ve just got to get into rehearsals, do the work and hope it comes together".
|2002||K-19: The Widowmaker||Kornilov|
|2005||Breakfast on Pluto||Soldier at Roadblock|
|2007||The Tonto Woman||Springfield|
|2009||An Organisation of Dreams||Lex|
|2011||Captain America: The First Avenger||Gilmore Hodge|
|2014||SEAL Team 8: Behind Enemy Lines||Case|
|2004||Ministry of Mayhem||Himself|
|2005||Beneath the Skin||Fred|
|2006||Sharpe's Challenge||Captain Lawrence|
|2007||The Last Detective||Young Billy||1st episode|
|2009||Minder||Jamie Cartwright||6 episodes|
|2013||Endeavour||Roy Adamson||Episode: "Fugue"|
|Casualty||Mark Caffola||Episode: "Garage Flowers"|
|By Any Means||DI Campbell||Episode #1.2|
|2014||The Assets||Mitch Weaver|
|2016||Medici: Masters of Florence||Rinaldo degli Albizzi|
- Dessau, Bruce (2 February 2009). "Lex Shrapnel, the new Minder star". TimesOnline.co.uk. 1 Virginia Street, London, E98 1XY: Times Newspapers Ltd. Archived from the original on 9 February 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- Spencer, Charles (18 April 2018). "Shakespeare's Histories: The best I've seen in thirty years". Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group Limited. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
- Giles, Hannah (29 January 2011). "Brief Encounter With ... Lex Shrapnel". Whatsonstage.com. Retrieved 25 October 2012.
- "Radio Times Cast list for Hunted". radiotimes.com. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
- "Lex Shrapnel". IMDb. Retrieved 15 February 2019.