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|Born||30 July 1988
Tumble, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Alexander Vlahos (born 30 July 1988) is a Welsh actor, writer and director best known for playing Philippe, Duke of Orléans, in the Canal+ television series Versailles. In 2012, Vlahos took over from Asa Butterfield in the role of Mordred, for the BBC One drama Merlin.
Vlahos was born in Tumble, Carmarthenshire, before moving to Llantrisant, Mid Glamorgan. He is the son of a Greek father and a Welsh mother, and speaks both Welsh and English. He played ice hockey from ages eight to 18. His love for the sport derives from watching the Mighty Ducks as a young child and he remains a huge fan of the media franchise. He trained in acting at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff, graduating in 2009.
He first appeared in the BBC Wales drama Crash in 2009, portraying Dylan. The following year, he appeared in the daytime medical soap opera Doctors in a week-long storyline entitled "Master of the Universe," in which he played the lead role of Lewis Cutler. The episodes were then nominated for "Best Single Episode" and "Spectacular Scene of the Year" at the British Soap Awards in 2010. Also in 2010, he appeared in both Pen Talar and The Indian Doctor, and the film Bright Lights.
In 2012, he earned the role of Private Keenan in Privates, a mini-television series about conscripts in the National Service set in the 1960s, for which he shaved his head. He also played the part of Mordred in series five of Merlin, a role originally played by Asa Butterfield in the first two series.
From 2012 to 2016, he played the role of Dorian Gray in Big Finish Productions' audio series The Confessions Of Dorian Gray. He has also written one of the episodes, "The Mayfair Monster," released in October 2013, and the audio play, HMS Surprise for the Bernice Summerfield box set New Frontiers, which was released in April 2013.
From 6 December 2013, Vlahos appeared in Fortune's Fool at The Old Vic. Mike Poulton's adaptation of Turgenev's play was directed by Lucy Bailey, in a new production which stars Iain Glen and Richard McCabe.
In July 2015, it was announced that he would be playing Bertie Potts in the mini audiobook series The Diary of River Song set in the Doctor Who universe, alongside Alex Kingston.
Since 2015, he portrayed Louis XIV's brother, Philippe I, Duke of Orléans, in the Franco-Canadian historical television series Versailles, about life at the French court, The first series premiered in November 2015. Series 2 was filmed in early 2016 and explores the lighter side to Philippe, the first time for Vlahos to portray a rather light-hearted character for an extended period of time. On 14 September 2016, producer Claude Chelli confirmed that Versailles has been renewed for a third season, which began filming in April 2017. In March 2018, Vlahos confirmed that the third season would also be Versailles' final one.
In the 2016 docudrama Barbarians Rising, a global co-production for The History Channel, Vlahos played the Roman emperor Valentinian in one episode. He also portrayed the Romanian philosopher and mathematician Maurice Solovine in one episode of Genius, National Geographic Channel's first scripted series.
From 11 February to 11 March 2017, Vlahos starred in Max Gill's La Ronde, a modernised, gender-neutral version of the play by Arthur Schnitzler. A cast of four played the 10 characters randomly selected onstage every night by a roulette wheel. In the 2017 Big Finish Productions audio drama Hamlet, Vlahos played the title character.
In summer 2018, Vlahos played Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, and Catesby in Richard III at the Shakespeare's Rose Theatre in York, before returning to the Park Theatre in London to portray Captain Hook and Mr Darling in a stage production of Peter Pan.
|Doctors||2010||Lewis Cutler||5 episodes|
|All Shook Up!||2010||Dafydd Hibbard|
|Pen Talar||2010||Iolo||3 episodes|
|The Indian Doctor||2010||Tom Evans||5 episodes|
|The Tower||2011||Tom||Television film|
|Privates||2013||Private Keenan||5 episodes|
|Versailles||2015–2018||Philippe I, Duke of Orléans||Main cast : 30 Episodes|
|Barbarians Rising||2016||Valentinian III||4th episode|
|Genius||2017||Maurice Solovine||3rd episode|
|Death in Paradise||2020||Max Newman||1 episode|
|Bright Lights||2010||Steff||Short film|
|Truth or Dare||2012||Luke||Also known in the United States as Truth or Die|
|Button Eyes||2013||Boy||Short film|
|The Head Hunter||2016||Herbert Mullin|
|Gallifrey||2011||Big Finish Productions||Season 4|
|The Confessions of Dorian Gray||2012-2016||Dorian Gray||Seasons 1-5|
|Bernice Summerfield||2012||Gray||Box set 3 "Legion"|
|2013||Writer of "HMS Surprise"
from Box set 4 "New Frontiers"
|The Diary of River Song||2015||Bertie Potts||Season 1|
|Doctor Who - The Lives of Captain Jack||2017||The Stranger|
|Fortune's Fool||2013||Pavel Yeletsky||Lucy Bailey|
|La Ronde||2017||Various||Max Gill|
|Romeo and Juliet||2018||Romeo||Shakespeare's Rose Theatre|
|Richard III||2018||Catesby||Shakespeare's Rose Theatre|
|Peter Pan (play)||2018||Hook||Park Theatre|
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