Will Poulter Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Girlfriend, Family, Images, And More
William Jack Poulter is an English actor who was born on January 28, 1993. He rose to prominence for his portrayal of Eustace Scrubb in the fantasy adventure film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010). He received critical acclaim for his performance as the lead in the comedy film We're the Millers (2013), for which he received the BAFTA Rising Star Award.
Poulter appeared in The Maze Runner (2014) and its sequel Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018), as well as the period epic film The Revenant (2015), the crime drama film Detroit (2017), the interactive science fiction film Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018), and the folk horror film Midsommar (2019). In 2021, he starred in the Hulu miniseries Dopesick, for which he was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie.
Poulter was born on January 28, 1993, in Hammersmith, London, to Neil Poulter, an Imperial College London professor of Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine, and Caroline (née Barrah), a former Kenyan nurse. He attended Harrodian School, which also produced actors such as George MacKay and Robert Pattinson. According to The Independent in 2013, he struggled in school due to dyslexia and developmental coordination disorder "I felt as if no matter how hard I tried, I was getting nowhere. As a child, that is the most discouraging thing. And finding something like drama, which I adored, gave me a sense of purpose."
Poulter enrolled at the University of Bristol in 2012, but dropped out after a year.
Poulter is an Arsenal F.C. fan.
2007–2012: preliminary work
Poulter had a number of acting roles before landing the role of Lee Carter in the 2007 film Son of Rambow, which received positive reviews and praise for Poulter and his co-star Bill Milner's performances. He also appeared alongside other young comedic actors in School of Comedy, which premiered on Channel 4's Comedy Lab on August 21, 2008. Channel 4 then ordered a full season of School of Comedy, which premiered on October 2, 2009. After a second season, the show was cancelled.
He was chosen to play Eustace Scrubb in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (filmed in Queensland, Australia) in 2009, and was accompanied by some members of his family. The film premiered on December 10, 2010. The film received mixed reviews upon its initial release, but Poulter's performance was praised.
He starred in the BBC Three pilot The Fades, a 60-minute supernatural thriller written by Skins writer Jack Thorne, in 2010. The pilot was picked up for a six-part series with a nearly entirely new cast that aired in 2011.
Poulter began filming Wild Bill, a small British independent film directed by Dexter Fletcher, at the end of 2010. The film was released on March 23, 2012, to rave reviews, with particular praise for Poulter's performance. Poulter appeared in a video called Jack and Will with his School of Comedy co-star and popular British blogger, Jack Harries, on his YouTube channel JacksGap in 2011. Poulter began studying drama at the University of Bristol in 2012, where he lived in Badock Hall, but dropped out after a year to pursue acting full-time.
2013–present: Recognition in the mainstream and future work
In 2013, he played Kenny in the Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis film We're the Millers. While the film received mixed reviews upon its initial release, the cast's performances were well received, particularly Poulter's, who gained mainstream recognition for his showy, comedic work in the film. He also appeared in the music video for Rizzle Kicks' song "Skip to the Good Bit" as a caretaker. He loved the script and auditioned for the role of Augustus Waters in The Fault in Our Stars, but he was turned down.
In 2014, he starred as Fordy in Julian Gilbey's crime film Plastic, alongside Ed Speleers, Alfie Allen, Sebastian De Souza, and Emma Rigby. The film was critically panned upon its initial release. The same year, he co-starred with Dylan O'Brien and Kaya Scodelario in the film adaptation of The Maze Runner. The film was a critical and commercial success, with the cast's performances receiving praise. Poulter went on to call the film, and his role in it, "a watershed moment" in his career.
Poulter played Shane in Gerard Barrett's 2015 Irish indie film Glassland, alongside Jack Reynor and Toni Collette.
Poulter received the BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2014, which was voted on by the public. For his performance in We're the Millers, he also won the MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance and the MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (which he shared with co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Emma Roberts).
Poulter was chosen as one of 23 upcoming actors to be featured in the July issue of Vanity Fair, with all actors being dubbed "Hollywood's Next Wave" in 2014.
Poulter portrayed Jim Bridger in Alejandro González Iárritu's revenge thriller The Revenant (2015), which also starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. The plot revolves around an 1820s frontiersman on a mission of vengeance against those who abandoned him after a bear mauling. In 2017, he portrayed racist police officer Philip Krauss in the film Detroit, which was inspired by the 1967 Detroit riots. His work in the film was praised with one critic calling him "terrifyingly confident".
Poulter was originally cast in the 2017 adaptation of Stephen King's novel It as Pennywise the Dancing Clown. However, in June 2016, it was announced that Bill Skarsgrd had been cast instead of Poulter due to scheduling conflicts (the film was set to shoot at the same time Poulter was set to begin work on Detroit) and the departure of its initial director, Cary Fukunaga.
Poulter returned to the role of Gally in Maze Runner: The Death Cure, the third and final installment of the Maze Runner film series, in 2018. Later that year, he appeared in The Little Stranger as Roderick "Roddy" Ayres, a facially disfigured, haunted war veteran, and in Black Mirror: Bandersnatch as game developer Colin Ritman, a standalone interactive film based on the Black Mirror television series. In 2019, he portrayed Mark in Ari Aster's horror film Midsommar. In 2020, he took part in the filming of The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope, a Supermassive Games interactive choice game in which he plays Andrew, Anthony, and Abraham.
Poulter was cast as Adam Warlock in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in October 2021, with the film set to be released on May 5, 2023.
In Hulu's 2021 drama miniseries Dopesick, Poulter played OxyContin sales representative Billy Cutler. For this role, Poulter was nominated for a 2022 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie.
|Denotes works that have not yet been released|
|2007||Son of Rambow||Lee Carter|
|2010||The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader||Eustace Scrubb|
|2013||We're the Millers||Kenny Rossmore / Kenny Miller|
|The Maze Runner||Gally|
|A Plea For Grimsby||Jone||Short film|
|2015||The Revenant||Jim Bridger|
|2016||Kids in Love||Jack|
|2017||War Machine||Sgt. Rick Ortega|
|2018||Maze Runner: The Death Cure||Gally|
|The Little Stranger||Roderick "Roddy" Ayres|
|2019||Bainne||Irish farmer||Short film|
|2023||Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 ||Adam Warlock||Post-production|
|TBA||On Swift Horses ||Lee||Filming|
|2007||Comedy: Shuffle||Find Your Folks Presenter||2 episodes|
|2008||Comedy Lab||Various||Episode: "Kids School of Comedy"|
|Lead Balloon||Sweet Throwing Boy||Episode: "Nuts"|
|2009–2010||School of Comedy||Various characters||8 episodes; also writer|
|2010||The Fades||Mac||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2018||Black Mirror: Bandersnatch||Colin Ritman||Stand alone interactive film from TV series Black Mirror|
|2021||The Underground Railroad||Sam||Episode: "Chapter 2: South Carolina"|
|2022||Why Didn't They Ask Evans?||Bobby Jones||Miniseries|
|2020||The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope||Andrew, Anthony and Abraham||Voice and motion capture|
Awards and nominations
|2008||Son of Rambow||British Independent Film Awards||Most Promising Newcomer||Nominated|
|2009||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in an International Feature Film – Leading Young Performers (shared with Bill Milner)||Nominated|
|2010||The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader||Phoenix Film Critics Society||Best Performance by a Youth in a Leading or Supporting Role – Male||Nominated|
|2011||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble Cast (shared with Georgie Henley and Skandar Keynes)||Nominated|
|Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films||Best Performance by a Younger Actor||Nominated|
|London Film Critics' Circle||Young British Performer of the Year||Nominated|
|2014||We're the Millers||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Liplock (shared with Emma Roberts and Jennifer Aniston)||Nominated|
|MTV Movie Awards||Breakthrough Performance||Won|
|Best Kiss (shared with Emma Roberts and Jennifer Aniston)||Won|
|Best Musical Moment||Nominated|
|British Academy Film Awards||EE Rising Star Award||Won|
|Empire Awards||Best Male Newcomer||Nominated|
|2015||The Maze Runner||MTV Movie Awards||Best Fight (shared with Dylan O'Brien)||Won|
|2022||Dopesick||Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie||Nominated|
Will Poulter Biography
|Real Name||William Jack Poulter|
|Birth Date||28 January 1993|
|Age (as of 2021)||28 Years|
|Birth Place||Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom|
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 2” – in Centimeters – 187 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 72 kg – in Pounds – 158 lbs|
|School||The Harrodian School|
|College||University of Bristol|
|Marital Status||In Relation|
- He is a hardcore fan of Arsenal F.C.
- In 2014, Poulter was nominated as one of 23 upcoming actors featuring in July’s issue of Vanity Fair who all have been named as “Hollywood Next Wave”.
- Currently, he is being cast in the film “Guardian of the Galaxy Vol. 3” as Adam Warlock that is all set to release on 5th May 2023.