Will Poulter is a British actor known for his impressive range of acting skills and ability to transform himself into a variety of different roles. He has appeared in numerous films and television shows, receiving critical acclaim for his performances.
Poulter was born on January 28th, 1993, in Hammersmith, London. His parents are Caroline and Neil Poulter, and he has two younger sisters. Poulter attended Harrodian School in London, where he developed an interest in acting. He was a member of the school’s drama club and performed in several plays.
Poulter’s film career began in 2007 when he was cast in the British comedy film Son of Rambow. He played the role of Lee Carter, a troubled young boy who befriends a fellow student and together they create their own homemade version of the film Rambo. Poulter’s performance in Son of Rambow earned him critical acclaim and he was nominated for several awards, including a British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actor.
After the success of Son of Rambow, Poulter went on to appear in several other films, including the 2009 thriller film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. He played the role of Eustace Scrubb, a young boy who is transported to the magical world of Narnia. Poulter’s performance in the film was praised by critics, and he won a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role.
Poulter continued to work in both film and television, appearing in the 2013 science fiction film The Maze Runner, based on the novel of the same name by James Dashner. He played the role of Gally, one of the boys trapped in a maze and trying to find a way out. Poulter’s performance in The Maze Runner was well-received, and he was praised for his ability to bring depth and complexity to his character.
In 2014, Poulter appeared in the critically acclaimed film The Revenant, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. He played the role of Jim Bridger, a young trapper who helps the film’s protagonist, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, survive in the harsh wilderness. Poulter’s performance in The Revenant was widely praised, and he was nominated for several awards, including a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
Poulter has also appeared in several other films, including the 2017 war drama film Detroit, directed by Kathryn Bigelow. He played the role of Philip Krauss, a racist police officer involved in the 1967 Detroit riots. Poulter’s performance in Detroit was praised by critics, and he was nominated for several awards, including a British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actor.
In addition to his film work, Poulter has also appeared in several television shows, including the British comedy series School of Comedy and the Black Mirror episode “Bandersnatch“. He has also done some voice work for projects including the video game The Dark Pictures: Little Hope.