Asa Butterfield Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Girlfriend, Family, Images, And More

Asa Butterfield Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Girlfriend, Family, Images, And More

Asa Maxwell Thornton Farr Butterfield (born Asa Maxwell Thornton Farr Butterfield on April 1, 1997) is an English actor. He has three British Independent Film Awards, two Critics' Choice Awards, two Saturn Awards, and three Young Artist Awards nominations.

Butterfield began his career as a child actor and rose to prominence as the lead in the historical drama film The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008). During the 2010s, he continued to be a box office draw, appearing in the adventure drama Hugo (2011), the war science fiction film Ender's Game (2013), the drama X+Y (2014), and the fantasy Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016). Butterfield began playing the lead in the Netflix comedy-drama series Sex Education in 2019.

Early years

Asa Maxwell Thornton Farr Butterfield was born on April 1, 1997, in Islington, London, England, to psychologist Jacqueline Farr and advertising copywriter Sam Butterfield. He attended Stoke Newington School.


Butterfield began acting at the Young Actors Theatre Islington when he was seven years old. Later, he appeared in the 2006 television drama After Thomas and the 2007 film Son of Rambow in minor roles.

In 2008, he appeared as Donny in the television series Ashes to Ashes. Butterfield played the lead role in The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas the same year, at the age of ten. Butterfield was discovered early in the audition process, according to director Mark Herman. He was on the first audition tape he got and the third person he met in person. Herman pondered Butterfield's performance was outstanding, but only decided to cast him after auditioning hundreds of other boys, "so no stone was left unturned". Herman and producer David Heyman were looking for someone to play the main character's innocence, so they asked each of the children about the Holocaust. Butterfield's knowledge was limited, and he purposefully kept it that way throughout filming to help him convey his character's innocence. The film's final scenes were shot near the end of production to prepare both him and Jack Scanlon for the dramatic ending.

Butterfield beat out hundreds of other boys for the role, and he also passed the auditions for a role in Mr. Nobody, which he auditioned for at the same time. He chose not to pursue the latter position. He played Mordred in the Merlin episode "The Beginning of the End" in 2008, and he reprised the role in a number of subsequent episodes. He had a small role in The Wolfman in 2010. He played Norman Green in Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang Theory (2010). Both the film and his performance received favourable reviews.

At the age of 13, Butterfield starred in Martin Scorsese's Hugo, a film based on the novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Hugo was released on November 23, 2011, to critical acclaim. In the film adaptation of Orson Scott Card's novel Ender's Game, Butterfield played Andrew "Ender" Wiggin. In 2013, the film was released.

Following the completion of Ender's Game, Butterfield was cast as Nathan Ellis, a mathematical savant on the autism spectrum chosen to compete in an internationally renowned mathematics competition, in the British drama X+Y. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 5, 2014. Butterfield's performance was widely praised, and he was nominated for a BIFA Award for Best Actor.

Butterfield appeared in a film adaptation of Ten Thousand Saints in 2015. He played Jacob Portman in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children in 2016. In 2017, he played Gardner Elliot in The Space Between Us and Sebastian in The House of Tomorrow. Butterfield was cast as Otis Milburn in the Netflix comedy-drama series Sex Education in 2018. The series premiered to critical acclaim on January 11, 2019. The second season debuted on January 17, 2020, and the third on September 17, 2021.

Other business ventures

Butterfield enjoys making and producing music, and released a mashup of the songs "Teenage Dirtbag" by Wheatus and "Making Plans for Nigel" by XTC. He and his brother are members of the Mambo Fresh music group. Butterfield co-created Racing Blind, a turn-based video game for iPad, with his father and brother in late 2012. On April 7, 2013, the game was released to the App Store.

Butterfield enjoys competitive Nintendo gaming. He took part in the Nintendo World Championships in 2017, but was eliminated early in the invitational. He is an enthusiastic player of competitive Super Smash Bros. and has signed with esports team Panda Global under the tag "Stimpy". He made his first appearance with the organisation at Genesis 6. Team Liquid signed him in October 2020.

Butterfield has taught an annual acting masterclass at The Reel Scene acting school in London since 2017. The three-day "Asa Butterfield Masterclass" course focuses on improvisation techniques, with students working on scenes from Butterfield's films that are then filmed on the final day. Students appeared as extras in the 2018 film Greed, in which Butterfield starred.




Not yet releasedDenotes works that have not yet been released
2007Son of RambowBrethren Boy
2008The Boy in the Striped PyjamasBruno
2010Nanny McPhee and the Big BangNorman Green
The WolfmanYounger Ben Talbot
2011HugoHugo Cabret
2013Ender's GameEnder Wiggin
2014[29]X+Y[30]Nathan EllisAlso known as A Brilliant Young Mind[31]
2015Ten Thousand SaintsJude Keffy-Horn
2016Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar ChildrenJacob "Jake" Portman
2017The House of TomorrowSebastian Prendergast
Journey's EndJimmy Raleigh
The Space Between UsGardner Elliot
2018Then Came YouCalvin Lewis
Time FreakStillman
Slaughterhouse RulezWilloughby Blake
2019GreedFinn McCreadie
2022Choose or Die[32][33]Isaac
Flux Gourmet[34]Billy Rubin
Your Christmas or Mine?James
TBAAll Fun and Games Not yet releasedTBAFilming[35]


2006After ThomasAndrewTelevision film
2008Ashes to AshesDonnyEpisode: "Episode 6" (season 1)
2008–09MerlinMordred3 episodes
2017Thunderbirds Are Go[36]Space Controller Conrad (voice)1 episode
2019–presentSex Education[19]Otis MilburnMain role
202050 States of FrightBrandon Boyd3 episodes

Awards and nominations

2008British Independent Film AwardsMost Promising NewcomerThe Boy in the Striped PyjamasNominated
2009NSPCC AwardsYoung British Performer of the YearThe Boy in the Striped PyjamasNominated
Young Artist AwardsBest Performance in an International Feature Film – Leading Young PerformersThe Boy in the Striped PyjamasNominated
2012Critics' Choice Movie AwardsBest Young PerformerHugoNominated
Empire AwardsBest Male NewcomerHugoNominated
Saturn AwardsBest Performance by a Younger ActorHugoNominated
Young Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young ActorHugoNominated
Young Hollywood AwardsBreakthrough Performance – MaleHugoWon
2013Critics' Choice Movie AwardsBest Young PerformerEnder's GameNominated
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Youth PerformanceEnder's GameNominated
2014British Independent Film AwardsBest ActorX+YNominated
Saturn AwardsBest Performance by a Younger ActorEnder's GameNominated
2015National Film AwardsBest ActorX+YNominated
2017Teen Choice AwardsChoice Fantasy Movie ActorMiss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar ChildrenNominated
Choice Sci-Fi Movie ActorThe Space Between UsNominated
2020Newport Beach Film FestivalArtist of DistinctionSex EducationWon
NME AwardsBest TV ActorNominated
2022British Independent Film AwardsBest EnsembleFlux GourmetPending
National Comedy AwardsOutstanding Comedy ActorSex EducationWon

Asa Butterfield Biography

Real NameAsa Maxwell Thornton Farr Butterfield
Birth Date1 April 1997
Age (as of 2023)26 Years
Birth PlaceIslington, London, U.K.
Sun signAries

Physical Statistics

Heightin feet inches – 5’ 10” – in Centimetres – 178 cm
Weightin Kilograms – 66 kg  –  in Pounds –  146 lbs
Chest Size38 inches
Waist Size32 inches
Biceps Size15 inches
Shoe Size9 (U.S.)
Hair ColorLight Brown
Eye ColorBlue
Body TypeSlim


FatherSam Butterfield
MotherJacqueline Farr
SisterLoxie Butterfield, Marlie Butterfield
BrotherMorgan Benjamin Butterfield

Relationship Status

Marital StatusIn Relation
GirlfriendElla Purnell


  • Asa was born in London, the United Kingdom who started his career when he was only 7 years of age.
  • In 2013 he received CinemaCon Rising Star Award and Savannah Film Festival Rising Star Award.
  • He enjoys making and producing music and is often released mashups.
  • Apart from acting, he is also a Nintendo gamer, who competed in Nintendo World Championships.
  • Asa is also signed Team Liquid since October 2020.
  • He is active on Instagram with more than 4.4 million followers.

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