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Anthony Boyle
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Anthony Boyle at the 2019 WonderCon
Born 8 June 1994 (1994-06-08) (age 27)
Nationality Irish
Occupation
  • Actor
Years active 2013–present
Known for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (2016-2019)
Tolkien (2019)
The Plot Against America (2020)
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Awards Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (2017)
Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Most Promising Newcomer (2016)
Theatre World Award (2018)

Anthony Boyle (born 8 June 1994) is a Northern Irish actor. He is best known for his role as Scorpius Malfoy in the British play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (2016), for which he won a Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play at the 41st Laurence Olivier Awards. In spring of 2018, Boyle made his Broadway debut in the West End transfer of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Lyric Theatre, New York City, and was nominated for Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Play at the 72nd Tony Awards. He is also known for starring as Geoffrey Bache Smith in the film Tolkien and Alvin Levin in the mini-series The Plot Against America.

Early life and education

Boyle was born in West Belfast, and attended De La Salle College until the age of 17. He then went to St Louise's Comprehensive College, and in 2013, began training at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff before graduating in 2016 with a BA (Hons) in acting. Boyle was raised Catholic.

Acting credits

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Onus Keiran Flynn https://g.co/kgs/UHnP76
2016 The Party Mickey Magee http://www.thisisirishfilm.ie/shorts/the-party-clip
2016 The Lost City of Z Trench Runner
2016 The Journey Young Ian Paisley
2018 Bad Drawings Scott
2019 Tolkien Geoffrey Bache Smith
2020 Danny Boy Brian Wood

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Game of Thrones Bolton Guard Season 4 Episode 6
2017 Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams Sam Episode: The Commuter
2018 Ordeal By Innocence Jack Argyll
2018 Derry Girls David Donnelly
2018 Patrick Melrose Barry
2020 The Plot Against America Alvin Levin 6 episodes
0TBA Masters of the Air Major Crosby Upcoming miniseries

Theatre

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Herons Aaron Pintsized Productions
2014 Othello Iago Richard Burton Theatre
2015 East Belfast Boy Davey (& co-writer) Partisan Productions
2015 In Arabia We'd All Be Kings Skank Richard Burton Theatre
2015 The Taming of the Shrew Biondello, Curtis, Merchant, Widow Richard Burton Theatre
2015 Mojo Baby
2016–2017 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Scorpius Malfoy Palace Theatre
2018–2019 Lyric Theatre

Radio

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Frankenstein The Creature RWCMD (with Big Finish Productions)
2016 The Tidebreak Alfred Meyer BBC Radio 3
2017 Mayday Paul BBC Radio 4

Accolades

Theatre

Year Award Category Work Result
2016 Critics' Circle Theatre Award Most Promising Newcomer Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Won
Evening Standard Theatre Award Emerging Talent Nominated
2017 Laurence Olivier Award Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play Won
2018 Tony Award Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Nominated
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Nominated
Drama League Award Distinguished Performance Nominated
Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Nominated
Theatre World Award Honoree
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