Alex Pettyfer
Actor, model
Alex Pettyfer
Alexander Richard "Alex" Pettyfer is an English actor and model. He appeared in school plays and on television before being cast as Alex Rider, the main character in the 2006 film version of Stormbreaker; Pettyfer was nominated for a Young Artist Award and an Empire Award for his role. He has been seen as a model in several advertising campaigns for Burberry.
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Ashley Mansour's Groundbreaking Debut
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Writers tend to feel inspired by writers that are both from their own time and before them. When a reader picks up Ashley Mansour's debut novel, Blood, Ink & Fire, it's easy to spot similarities to Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. But make no mistake, Mansour has proven how different and unique her writing style is and kicked off her first series of books with a gripping story about what a world is like without books. The main character of the story, Noelle Hartley, sees words rather than images in the stream that Verity provides. Because reading and books are forbidden in Fell, Noelle keeps her growing curiosity about words a secret. However, on one night, she discovers the Nine of the Rising, an underground society of book lovers. Joining the Risers and a boy named Ledger, Noelle sets out to be the individual that helps bring books back into the world. Mansour points out that although Blood, Ink & Fire sounds like it was inspired by Bradbury's work, it really began to ...
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Watch the King confound the President in uproarious Elvis & Nixon trailer
Yahoo News - about 1 year
It’s not every day that a rock ‘n roll superstar turns up at the White House uninvited, but the upcoming comedy-drama film  Elvis & Nixon takes a look at the time when one did. A new trailer for the film, posted Saturday on Amazon Studios’ YouTube channel, brings viewers back to December 1970 to watch Elvis Presley demand an urgent meeting with President Nixon. A storied photograph from the day has long been circulated, and resides at the National Archives, but the image is just a single moment from a very eventful day. The film, which is described as the “untold true story,” brings the hilarious antics of Elvis (played by Michael Shannon) to screen, portraying a hilarious sit-down with a bemused president (played by Kevin Spacey, who must be getting accustomed to the role). Based on the trailer, the visit was anything but a run-of-the-mill meeting between a president and a celebrity. Related:  Amazon Studios turns to rock legends The Grateful Dead for new bio series The preview sh ...
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Inside the 'Magic Mike' Feud Between Channing Tatum and Alex Pettyfer
ABC News - about 1 year
The two actors co-starred in "Magic Mike" together in 2012.
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Alex Pettyfer Confirms Beef With Channing Tatum, Says It's His Fault
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Would you trust this man in a speeding Maserati?
USA Today - about 3 years
Alex Pettyfer strikes fear in the hearts of spectators, co-stars filming "Endless Love."
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Review: As a Valentine's music video, 'Endless Love' delivers the hearts and flowers
LATimes - about 3 years
A love-struck soundtrack saturates much of the gauzy imagery in 'Endless Love.' Still, some surprising performances rise above a skin-deep plot. In "Endless Love," the gauzy new romantic drama starring Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde as the meant-to-be-togethers, one thing is certain — sometimes beauty is only skin deep.
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'Winter's Tale' Versus 'Endless Love': Who Wins The Valentine's Day Movie Schmaltz-Off?
Huffington Post - about 3 years
This Valentine’s Day weekend, in terms of schmaltzy, over-the-top, dramatic love stories, you have the choice between watching “Endless Love” or “Winter’s Tale.” (Or, you know, you could just have a conversation with your significant other. What are his or her dreams? What’s his or her biggest regret? Is it you? It might be if you take him or her to either of these two movies. Anyway…) “Endless Love” is the story of David (Alex Pettyfer) and Jade (Gabriella Wilde), two teens played by two people who both look 30. They are in love, though Jade’s dad wants to keep them apart. “Winter’s Tale,” meanwhile, is the story of an early 20th century thief named Peter (Colin Farrell) who falls in love with a sickly woman named Beverly (Jessica Brown Findlay), then befriends a magical winged horse and fights supernatural demons who are led by Russell Crowe. (In both cases, we’ve all been there.) Below, we let the two face off, in a Battle Royale Of Schmaltz, to help you decide what movie wil ...
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Chiwetel Ejiofor Met J.J. Abrams, Now Rumored For 'Star Wars'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Because an actor isn't truly an actor until they're rumored for a role in "Star Wars," Chiwetel Ejiofor is the latest name to surface as a potential participant in J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode VII." As relayed by Times of London writer Rhys Blakely (via Bleeding Cool), Ejiofor was recently spotted at Abrams' office, which is now enough to start speculation about "Star Wars." For his part, Abrams refused to discuss whether Ejiofor was involved in the "Episode VII" casting merry-go-round, but he did tell Blakely that the "12 Years A Slave" star was "a very talented gentleman." Ejiofor is just the latest actor to have his or her name attached to "Episode VII" discussion, joining the ranks of Benedict Cumberbatch, Saoirse Ronan and Alex Pettyfer. Even original players Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher are still only rumored for the sequel, as their involvement has not been confirmed in an official capacity just yet. "I mean, everybody's going in on this project. They're ...
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Saoirse Ronan's 'Star Wars' Audition Included A Pretend Lightsaber
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Saoirse Ronan has already confirmed that she auditioned for "Star Wars: Episode VII," but in an interview with Empire, the actress revealed she actually held a lightsaber. Sort of. "Nobody has a clue what it's about, and nobody's read the script. So I've gone in and read for it, but I have to say, I think it's the only time I've ever thought, 'You know what? Even if I don't get it, I had so much fun auditioning, pretending to take out a lightsaber –- out of a bag, kind of inspect it and not know what it is,'" Ronan said. "That was ... that was great. A lightsaber! 'Star Wars'!'" Ronan is one of many stars who have potentially discussed the film with director J.J. Abrams, including reportedly Benedict Cumberbatch and Alex Pettyfer. According to Ronan, "everyone" has auditioned for the film thus far. Latino Review was the first site to report on Ronan's audition. More from Ronan can be found at Empire.
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Mike Hogan: THE FRONT-RUNNER (By Default)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Welcome to For Your Consideration, HuffPost Entertainment's breakdown of all things Oscar. Between now and March 2, 2014, executive arts and entertainment editor Michael Hogan and entertainment editor Christopher Rosen will chat about awards season and which films will make the most noise at the 86th annual Academy Awards. Rosen: Hello, Mike! Oscar season hasn't really started yet, but everything we are at the moment is because of "Lee Daniels' The Butler." Thanks to Harvey Weinstein's umpteenth shrewd awards-season maneuver -- shifting "The Butler" from the very-busy date of Oct. 18 to Aug. 16 was a stroke of genius -- Daniels' film has positioned itself as the de facto front-runner (unless someone really does want to mount a Best Picture campaign for "Man of Steel"). It won't wind up that way, of course, but despite the early date, I actually don't think it's too crazy to start putting "The Butler" into Oscar conversations. (The film's bullish opening weekend and strong M ...
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Elvis' Granddaughter Strips To Her Underwear In New Ad
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Riley Keough, Elvis Presley's granddaughter, stripped down to just a lacy pair of lingerie for a new ad campaign for Australian clothing company Bonds. Keough appears in different styles of underwear for Bonds, a clothing and underwear brand. The 24-year-old stunner donned what looks like a delicate fuchsia-hued set and a pair of black-and-white striped boyshorts. "I love Australians and know about Bonds through my Aussie friends,'' she said, per Australia's Courier-Mail. "When we [Bonds and I] started to talk about working together, [my friends] all told me about Bonds being a great Australian brand and I love how comfortable all the pieces are so thought it was a great opportunity." Bonds design director Jane Newman said Elvis' heir, who began modeling when she was just 12 years old, was the perfect pick because her "laid-back style" is in tune with the Australian lifestyle. Newman said she brings "attitude" to the line. Us Weekly recently reported that Keoug ...
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Channing Tatum: "I Fluctuate About 25-30 Pounds Between Movies"
US Magazine - over 3 years
Jenna Dewan-Tatum isn't the only one eating for two! In the July issue of Cosmopolitan, the pregnant actress' husband Channing Tatum admits he's also got a healthy appetite. "I'm a fat kid on the inside," the White House Down actor reveals. "I love food so much, and I fluctuate about 25-30 pounds between movies." Though Tatum is currently filming Jupiter Ascending in London (where his wife will give birth to their firstborn child any day), the 33-year-old star jokes that he'd like to find a project that requires less exercise. PHOTOS: Channing Tatum's hot body "I feel like I have to do a chess movie that requires very little movement at some point, just so I can eat pizza and play chess on the beach all day," Tatum says. "And then eat more pizza and cheeseburgers and drink beer. That'd be amazing. I'd give anything for that. I gotta figure that movie out!" VIDEO: Why Channing Tatum hates Magic Mike's Alex Pettyfer Though Tatum doesn't divulge any baby details, he does re ...
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Universal's 'Endless Love' remake romancing the box office on Valentine's Day
Yahoo News - almost 4 years
By Greg Gilman LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - "Endless Love," a romantic drama starring Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde, will be released in theaters on February 14, 2014, Universal announced on Tuesday. Shana Feste ("Country Strong") is directing the remake, which explores the relationship between a privileged girl (Wilde) and a charismatic boy (Pettyfer) whose instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart. ...
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Julianne Hough's Bikini Body Is RIDIC
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Ay, caramba! Newly single Julianne Hough, 24, worked on her tan in Miami this week and showed off her unbelievable bikini body in the process. Hough, who is a dancer at heart and has recently expressed her desire to go back to her dancing roots, flaunted her taut tummy in a bright pink bottom and a colorful top, and kept her face shielded from the sun with a beige fedora and giant sunglasses. The actress broke up with her boyfriend of three years, Ryan Seacrest, last month and has been looking all sorts of amazing since, putting her toned legs on display at Coachella and wearing tiny skirts out and about. Since their split, Hough has been linked to an "Australian mystery man named Tommy" and to "Magic Mike" actor Alex Pettyfer. No word on whether either of them enjoyed the poolside sunshine with her. PHOTO:
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Matthew McConaughey Buffs Up For Upcoming Film True Detectives: Picture
US Magazine - almost 4 years
Matthew McConaughey is back to his buff, hunky self! The typically beefy actor, who lost an astonishing 38 pounds in three months to play a sickly AIDS patient in The Dallas Buyer's Club last fall, stepped out in New Orleans on Wednesday, March 13, looking considerably healthier and heftier. McConaughey, 43, showed off considerable muscle tone in a white wife-beater and grey slacks on the set of his upcoming film, True Detectives, a stark contrast from his thin frame back in November. PHOTOS: Dramatic movie makeunders The actor told Us Weekly last August that he had taken extreme measures to shed the pounds in order to portray real-life AIDS activist Ron Woodruff in the most accurate way possible. "I'll get down to the weight I need to get to," he told Us at the time. "I'm on my way, and it's what I need to do for the job. I'm playing a guy who was sick and would have loved to have been healthier but wasn't. For me, it's more a mental thing than a physical thing." In ...
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'Divergent' Casting News: Alex Pettyfer, Jeremy Irvine Testing For Four
MTV News - about 4 years
Back in November, four strapping lads tested for the role of love interest Four in the big-screen adaptation of Veronica Roth's "Divergent." It seems producers liked what they saw from at least one actor, as Lucas Till is reportedly returning for another round, joined by two fresh faces. Variety reports that "War Horse" star Jeremy Irvine and Alex Pettyfer (who YA-adaptation casting directors just can't seem to get enough of) will also read for the role of the Dauntless faction member. The report indicates that none of the actors are considered frontrunners at this point for the role opposite Shailene Woodley. (Though it's hard to ignore the fact that Lucas is the only one from the first round to be called back.) The best-selling YA novel, upon which the film is based, follows Beatrice "Tris" Prior (played by Shailene), whom upon her 16th birthday must decide which faction to align herself with, determining her future within the dystopian Chicago society. Earlier today we rep ...
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'City Of Bones' Director: 'Lily Is Absolutely Perfect As Clary Fray'
MTV News - over 4 years
If there's one thing we learned about "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" director Harald Zwart during his stop at the MTV News offices, it's that he's a bit of a romantic, having cited the film's central love story as one of the major reasons he signed on. But Harald was also quick to credit star Lily Collins, who had already been brought on under previous director Scott Stewart. "When I came on board, Lily was already cast, and I think she was perfect," Harald enthused. "That's part of the reason I agreed to do the project. I think Lily is absolutely perfect as Clary Fray. You'll see when you see the movie. She's adorable, and she's very tough, and she plays it very realistically. She has a huge range of emotions. And then we got Jamie Campbell Bower on board, and one thing came after another. It's a fantastic cast. I'm really happy about that." Speaking of Jamie Campbell Bower, the Brit's casting raised plenty of eyebrows among fans, many of whom had been pining after ...
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New DVDs this week
The Sacramento Bee - over 4 years
"Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" (R, 101 minutes, Universal Studios) An asteroid is hurtling toward Earth, due to arrive in just a couple of weeks. When Dodge (Steve Carell) and his wife hear the news, she takes off. "Magic Mike" (R, 110 minutes, Warner Home Video) A mellow, low-slung charm propels Steven Soderbergh's film, which stars Channing Tatum as a male stripper and is partly based on Tatum's real-life experience Keira Knightley and Steve Carell in "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World." Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, and Channing Tatum in "Magic Mike."
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Alex Pettyfer
    TWENTIES
  • 2014
    Age 23
    Pettyfer had a small role in The Butler. In 2014, He starred in the romantic drama Endless Love alongside actress Gabriella Wilde, where they play love interests.
    More Details Hide Details He has been cast in Diamond Dogs, although nothing is yet known about the film, which is based on a book by Alan Watt. He is set to star in Nick Cassavetes' upcoming thriller Cali opposite Amber Heard who is in talks to replace Kristen Stewart who abruptly dropped out of the film.
    He appeared in the 2014 romantic drama film Endless Love.
    More Details Hide Details Pettyfer was born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, the son of Lee Ireland (born Lee Robinson), an interior decorator, and Richard Pettyfer, an actor. He has a younger half-brother, James Ireland, a junior tennis player, from his mother's remarriage to Michael Ireland, a property developer. Pettyfer was brought up in Slough, Berkshire, and began his career as a child fashion model at the age of seven, for Gap, after meeting Ralph Lauren in a toy store in New York. He also did advertisements for some yogurt brands. His first commercial was at age six. As a schoolboy, he performed in plays, including in the role of Willy Wonka in a production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Jack in his school play "Jack and the Beanstalk" and Robin Hood in the adaptation of The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). Pettyfer was educated at two junior independent schools: The Mall School, a small school in Twickenham, followed by the Lambrook Haileybury school in Berkshire. He subsequently attended two other independent boarding schools: Millfield School in Street, Somerset and Shiplake College near Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire. After his GCSEs, he left Shiplake College to attend the independent Sylvia Young Theatre School in London.
  • 2012
    Age 21
    He was briefly engaged to the actress Riley Keough in 2012, Elvis Presley's granddaughter, whom he met on the set of their film, Magic Mike.
    More Details Hide Details Pettyfer has seven tattoos, including a Celtic cross on his chest, Tibetan script on the inside of his right arm, the words "What Goes Around Comes Around" on his right shoulder, a Katakana script on his lower waist, and the letters "ER," the initials of ex-girlfriend Emma Roberts inside interlinking hearts on his right wrist. When Contactmusic asked him about the "ER" tattoo he said "I don't know how to say it, she's a lovely, lovely girl, we had a spell of something that is over now, but we're on good terms. She's beautiful, she's great; we're really good friends." The actor had Roberts' name tattooed on his wrist while the two were dating. "I'm going to get asked about this, aren't I? I thought it was just between me and her," he said when asked about the tattoo.
    In 2012 he played Adam, a 19-year-old who enters the world of male stripping in Magic Mike.
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    Pettyfer also starred in the 2012 film Magic Mike, and played a supporting role in 2013's film The Butler.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2010
    Age 19
    He then dated Dianna Agron from August 2010 to February 2011.
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  • 2009
    Age 18
    He starred in the film Beastly, based on the novel by Alex Flinn, alongside Mary-Kate Olsen, Vanessa Hudgens and Neil Patrick Harris. He finished filming on 13 August 2009, and the film was released on 4 March 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Pettyfer portrayed the main character in I Am Number Four, released in February 2011. The film co-starred Timothy Olyphant, Dianna Agron and Teresa Palmer, and was directed by D.J. Caruso, produced by Michael Bay and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. He was offered the part of Jace Wayland in the upcoming portrayal of Cassandra Clare's best selling book, City of Bones. Jamie Campbell Bower was later cast as Jace Wayland. Pettyfer had also been offered a part in an upcoming film adaption of Joseph Delaney's The Wardstone Chronicles, and has declined the role. He was in line to star in The Paperboy, based on the Pete Dexter novel of the same name, but turned down the role (later filled by Zac Efron).
    In June 2009, Pettyfer was voted number 35 on British women's magazine Company's list of the top 50 most eligible bachelors.
    More Details Hide Details In August 2009, the British magazine Glamour ranked him number 21 on their list of the sexiest men on the planet. After Pettyfer completed filming Stormbreaker, he did not discuss the film with anyone at his school, citing the advice of his Stormbreaker star Ewan McGregor, who told him to keep his personal and professional lives separate. Pettyfer has since decided to leave school and concentrate on his film career, while studying drama at college, saying that "When you have already experienced going out and working in the real world, and you come back to school, you just see it as a playground and you don't want to be there any more".
    In 2009, he played the callous ringleader of a group of cool but cruel teenagers who are picked off one by one by the ghost of one of their former victims, in the horror-comedy, Tormented.
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  • 2007
    Age 16
    Pettyfer dated actress Emma Roberts, whom he met on set of Wild Child in 2007.
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  • 2005
    Age 14
    In June 2005, he was cast in his most prominent role so far, that of teenage MI6 spy Alex Rider in the film Stormbreaker, based on the novel by Anthony Horowitz.
    More Details Hide Details He was one of 500 who auditioned for the role. Pettyfer chose to appear in the film over a role in the film Eragon, noting that he preferred Stormbreaker because it would be filmed in Britain, in the Isle of Man, while Eragon would film in Hungary; Pettyfer is afraid of flying, and he liked the looks of the cast for Stormbreaker. Stormbreaker was released on 21 July 2006 in the United Kingdom, on 6 October 2006 in the United States and on 21 September 2006 in Australia. One review of Pettyfer's performance described him as playing the role with an "earnest intensity", although another noted that he "isn't quite at ease as an actor". Media reports specified that the film was expected to make Pettyfer a "teen idol". Pettyfer will not reprise the role if there is another Alex Rider film because he is now too mature for the role.
    In 2005, after a modelling career, Pettyfer made his professional acting début in the British television production of Tom Brown's Schooldays, playing the lead character, Tom Brown; he received positive reviews for the role.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1990
    Born
    Born on April 10, 1990.
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