Freddie Stroma

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Freddie Stroma
Born Frederic Wilhelm C.J. Sjöström
(1987-01-08) 8 January 1987 (age 32)
London, England UK
Nationality British
Education University College London
Alma mater Radley College
National Youth Theatre
Occupation Actor
Years active 2005–present
Known for Harry Potter film series
Pitch Perfect
UnREAL
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
Game of Thrones
Home town Ascot, England UK

Frederic Wilhelm C.J. Sjöström[1] (born 8 January 1987)[2] is an English actor and model of Swedish and German descent, best known for playing Cormac McLaggen in the Harry Potter film series and Luke in the 2012 musical comedy film Pitch Perfect. He starred as Adam Cromwell on the dramedy series UnREAL, which premiered on Lifetime in June 2015. He starred as Brit Vayner in the 2016 Michael Bay war film, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. In 2016, he will play Dickon Tarly in the sixth season of the HBO fantasy drama series Game of Thrones.

Early life

Stroma was born in London, England, to father Stefan Sjöström, a Swedish-born computer industry executive, and German mother Crystal Sjöström, and grew up in Ascot, England in the East Berkshire county, about 25 miles west of London.[3] He was educated at the public boys'-only boarding school Radley College in Oxfordshire, graduating in 2005.[1][4] He has an older sister, Antonia Sjöström and a younger brother, Philipp Sjöström.[3]

When he was 16, Stroma was accepted to the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain.[3] He had roles on various British TV shows, including Casualty and BBC's detective show, Mayo (aka The Gil Mayo Mysteries). While studying neuroscience at University College London,[4] Stroma continued to work as an actor and model. He ended up taking a year off from university to play the role of Cormac McLaggen in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. After filming was over, Stroma completed his degree at University College London.[3] In 2009, he attained a 2:1 BSc (an upper-second-class degree) in Neuroscience.[4]

Career

After graduating from college, Stroma was cast in the role as Cormac McLaggen first in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and then in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Parts 1 and 2

Stroma played the role of Cool Brett in the crime-thriller film 4.3.2.1.

Stroma appeared in the direct to DVD romantic film A Cinderella Story: Once Upon A Song as a British student, Luke Morgan. He played opposite Lucy Hale as her love interest.

He had a minor role in Pitch Perfect, a 2012 comedy about the world of collegiate a cappella.[5] He played a radio station manager at the local college radio station.[6]

In 2014, he was cast in the role of Jack in the psychological thriller After the Dark, which was formerly known as The Philosophers, with his former Harry Potter co-star Bonnie Wright.[7] The film was shot on location in Jakarta.[8]

In June 2015, Stroma was one of the romantic interests, Adam Cromwell, in the Lifetime dramedy UnREAL.[9] He plays British bachelor who is competing on a fictionalized The Bachelor-type reality show called Everlasting.[10] Stroma's character is manipulated as much as the women who are vying for his attention in the show that is a behind-the-scenes view of reality dating shows.[11][12]

UnREAL was picked up for a second season[13][14] but Stroma had said that he does not think his character will be back,[15] though during a Paley Center panel on UnREAL[16] he said that he is hopeful as the show will continue to feature Everlasting.[17] After the season 1 finale, Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, one of the co-creators of UnREAL, confirmed that Stroma would be back in season 2.[18]

Stroma had a role in the Michael Bay film, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016), playing Yale University graduate student Brit Vayner, an undercover CIA officer in Libya.[19]

In 2016 he will join the HBO series Game of Thrones in Season 6 as Dickon Tarly, the brother of Samwell Tarly.[20]

Personal life

Stroma said he modeled (and acted) to help pay for college. He modelled for Acne Underwear in their Underwear Collection Autumn/Winter 2008.[8][21]

He uses Stroma as a surname instead of Sjöström because there is an NHL player named Fredrik Sjöström.

Stroma plays guitar and can sing but he is not classically trained in either.[8]

Stroma began dating his co-star from UnREAL, Johanna Braddy, in summer 2015.[22] Stroma and Braddy became engaged in May 2016. [23]

Filmography

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Lady Godiva Matt
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Cormac McLaggen
2010 4.3.2.1 Cool Brett
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Cormac McLaggen
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Cormac McLaggen
2011 A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song Luke Morgan
2012 Pitch Perfect Luke
2013 After the Dark Jack
2014 Extraterrestrial Kyle
2014 The Inbetweeners 2 Ben
2016 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Brit Vayner
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Mayo (aka The Gil Mayo Mysteries) Lucas Harper Episode: 1.7
2006 Casualty James Huppert Episode: "Happy Hour"
2007 The Last Flight to Kuwait (TV movie) Gregor Schatz TV Movie
2015 UnREAL Adam Cromwell Main role (season 1)
2016 Game of Thrones Dickon Tarly Season 6

Discography

Year Song Album
2011 "Knockin" A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song
"Possibilities"

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "The Old Radleian" (PDF). Radley College. 2009. p. 144. Retrieved 10 July 2015. F W C J Sjostrom (2000), the actor Freddie Stroma, with (L-R) Michael Gambon, Warwick Davis, Bonnie Wright, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Tom Felton and Alan Rickman attending the premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in New York<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Births, Marriages & Deaths Index of England & Wales, 1916–2005: Frederic Wilhelm C J Sjostrom". Ancestry.com. Retrieved 10 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Chi, Paul (15 July 2009). "Meet Harry Potter Hottie Freddie Stroma". People. Retrieved 10 April 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Meet the squeaky clean movie teens". The Independent. 10 July 2009. Retrieved 30 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Kroll, Justin (25 October 2011). "Stroma finds voice in U's 'Pitch'". Variety. Retrieved 30 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Lambe, Stacy (28 July 2015). "Freddie Stroma, the Ass and Heart of Lifetime's UnREAL". Out. Retrieved 30 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Harvey, Dennis (13 February 2014). "Film Review: 'After the Dark'". Variety. Retrieved 30 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Yuvita, Petricia (8 October 2012). "Exclusive Feature: Freddie Stroma". DA MAN. DestinAsian Media Group. Retrieved 30 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. Goldberg, Lesley (30 September 2013). "'Harry Potter' Alum Books 'Unreal' Work for Lifetime (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 30 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. Phelan, Paige (22 June 2015). "'UnREAL's' Freddie Stroma: Adam Is "Selling Himself Out Just as Much as the Girls Are"". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 30 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. Lash, Jolie (20 July 2015). "Freddie Stroma On Playing Suitor Adam In Lifetime's 'UnREAL'". Access Hollywood. Retrieved 1 August 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. Hoffman, Lauren (20 July 2015). ""UnREAL" Star Freddie Stroma: All the Characters Are Whoring Themselves Out". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved 1 August 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  13. Rosen, Christopher (6 July 2015). "Lifetime renews UnREAL for second season". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 1 August 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  14. Mallenbaum, Carly (31 July 2015). "'UnREAL' TV panel: 7 things we learned". USA Today. Retrieved 1 August 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  15. Jung, E. Alex (28 July 2015). "UnREAL's Prince Charming, Freddie Stroma, on Adam's Pathological Narcissism and Why He Doesn't Think He'll Be Back Next Year". Vulture. Retrieved 30 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  16. Paley Center for Media (30 July 2015). "PaleyLive: An Evening with the Cast & Creators of UnREAL". Yahoo!. Retrieved 1 August 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  17. Phelan, Paige (31 July 2015). "'UnREAL' Cast and Creators Tease Season Finale: "The Gloves are Off"". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 1 August 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  18. Phelan, Paige (3 August 2015). "'UnREAL' Finale: Creators Talk Unleashing "Full Dragon" Rachel, Season 2 Plans". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 4 August 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  19. Pedersen, Erik (17 March 2015). "Freddie Stroma Has '13 Hours'; Christopher Gorham Lands Lead In 'Po'; 'Exeter' Set For DirecTV Bow". Deadline.com. Retrieved 30 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  20. Hibberd, James (4 September 2015). "Game of Thrones casts Samwell Tarly's brother - Scoop: 'UnREAL' star Freddie Stroma joins season 6". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 6 September 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  21. "Freddie Stroma Dances in His Underwear". Acne Underwear. 17 July 2009. Retrieved 15 April 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  22. Webber, Stephanie (4 August 2015). "UnREAL Costars Freddie Stroma and Johanna Braddy Are Dating: Photo, Details!". Us Magazine. Retrieved 6 August 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  23. http://www.eonline.com/news/765646/unreal-s-freddie-stroma-and-johanna-braddy-are-engaged

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