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Swindells in 2019
Connor Ryan Swindells

(1996-09-19) 19 September 1996 (age 27)
Lewes, East Sussex, England
Occupation Actor, model
Years active 2015–present

Connor Ryan Swindells (born 19 September 1996) is an English actor and model. Beginning his career in the mid-2010s, he came to prominence for portraying Adam Groff on the Netflix comedy-drama series Sex Education (2019–present).

Early life

Swindells was born in Lewes, East Sussex. His mother died from bowel cancer when he was seven years old. After her death, he and his father went to live with Connor's paternal grandparents in West Chiltington until moving out to Billingshurst, both in the Horsham District of West Sussex. Swindells attended Rydon Community College and Steyning Grammar School.


He started acting when he saw an audition poster for a local play and his friend dared him to audition; he got the lead role. He then acted in two more local plays and got an agent at the end of the third play.

..... He also appeared in an episode of Sky One drama Jamestown, playing Fletcher.

In March 2017, Swindells was cast to replace Joe Alwyn as Donald in The Vanishing, a Scottish psychological thriller film directed by Kristoffer Nyholm, starring Gerard Butler and Peter Mullan. Principal photography started in April 2017, it was released on 4 January 2019.

He starred as Adam in the 2018 drama film VS. directed by Ed Lilly.

Since 2019, he has appeared alongside Ncuti Gatwa, Emma Mackey, Asa Butterfield, and Gillian Anderson in the Netflix comedy-drama series Sex Education as Adam Groff, the headmaster's son, initially a bully who has a tense relationship with his father.

Swindells is set to appear in Greta Gerwig’s Barbie, alongside Sex Education co-stars Ncuti Gatwa and Emma Mackey.


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Year Title Role Notes
2018 VS. Adam
2019 The Vanishing Donald McArthur
2020 Emma Robert Martin
2021 Barbarians Dan
2023 Barbie Not yet released Filming


Year Title Role Notes
2017 ... Mostyn Episode #1.3
Jamestown Fletcher Episode #1.5
2019–present Sex Education Adam Groff Main role; 24 episodes
2021 Vigil Lieutenant Simon Hadlow Miniseries
2022 SAS: Rogue Heroes David Stirling Miniseries

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2017 Screen International Stars of Tomorrow Himself Won
2019 MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss (with Ncuti Gatwa) Sex Education Nominated

See also

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