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Louis Hynes
Born 9 October 2001 (2001-10-09) (age 19)
Oxford, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 2015–present
Known for A Series of Unfortunate Events
The Great

Louis Oliver Hynes (born 9 October 2001) is an English actor. He is best known for his leading role as Klaus Baudelaire in the Netflix series A Series of Unfortunate Events, which ran from 2017 to 2019.

Early and personal life

Louis Hynes was born and raised in Oxford, England, the middle of three children. Louis plays bass guitar when he is not acting. He lives with his parents, Andrew and Lisa Hynes, his elder brother Milo, and younger sister Lara just outside Oxford. In March 2020 he shaved his head live on Instagram to raise money for The Trussell Trust, a network of foodbanks in the UK.

Acting career

Hynes began his career in an acclaimed performance as Franzl in Intermezzo produced by Bruno Ravella at Garsington Opera. He played Young Alaric in the History Channel's series Barbarians Rising. From 2017 to 2019 he starred as Klaus Baudelaire in three seasons of the Netflix mystery-drama A Series of Unfortunate Events. In July 2017 he appeared in a new adaptation of The Saint which was released on Netflix. He played the role of the young Simon Templar. It was filmed in 2013. In 2019 Louis was nominated for a Young Artist Award. In 2020 he appeared in the Hulu series The Great. Along with the main cast of The Great, he was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 2021.

During the COVID-19 quarantine he started a podcast called Louis' Lockdown Lowdown. Guests have included Amybeth McNulty [1], Declan McKenna [2] and Elle Fanning [3].


Year Title Role Notes
2016 Barbarians Rising Young Alaric 2 episodes
2017 The Saint Young Simon Templar TV Movie
2017–2019 A Series of Unfortunate Events Klaus Baudelaire 3 seasons; main role
2020 The Great Vlad Recurring role
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