Who is Edward Holcroft?

Edward Patrick Holcroft was born on 23 June 1987 under the zodiac sign of Cancer, in London, England. He is a 34-year-old actor, probably best recognized for landing the role of George Boleyn in the BBC Two historical drama miniseries “Wolf Hall” (2015), playing Dr. Simon Jordan in the CBC Television / Netflix drama miniseries “Alias Grace” (2017), and featuring as Arthur Kinnaird in the Netflix historical sports drama miniseries “The English Game” (2020).

How rich is he, as of now? Edward Holcroft Net Worth

As of early 2022, Edward Holcroft’s net worth is estimated at over $2.5 million, earned through his successful career as a professional actor, who has worked on 15 television and film titles since he launched his career in the mid-2010s.

Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion

Edward Holcroft spent his early years in his hometown of London, where he was raised by his father, Lt. Col. Patrick Holcroft, who is a retired soldier and banker and the present Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire, and his mother Kathleen ‘Annie’ Holcroft (née Roberts), a former publishing director of “Vanity Fair”.

He has an elder brother, named Oliver Holcroft, a former Grenadier Guard, and also a younger brother whose name is unknown. He holds British nationality, belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group, and is a Christian.

Educational Background

Regarding his education, Edward started his schooling at the age of eight at a boarding preparatory school at Summer Fields School in Oxford, after which he attended Ampleforth College, a catholic boarding school located in North Yorkshire.

He developed his love for drumming at the age of four, and wanted to become a professional drummer, so he also attended music school. He later enrolled into Oxford Brookes University, where he studied Philosophy and Music. During his time there, he made an appearance in a play, after which he decided to switch to acting. He then did a master’s at the Drama Centre London of Central Saint Martin, University of the Arts London, from where he graduated in 2012.

Career Beginnings

Edward Holcroft launched his professional acting career in 2014, when he made his debut feature film appearance as Aaron Drozdov, the ex-boyfriend of Lissa, in “Vampire Academy”, a fantasy comedy horror film based on the first installment of Richelle Mead’s book series of the same title.

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During the same year, he landed his breakthrough role of Charles ‘Charlie’ Hesketh in the action spy comedy film “Kingsman: The Secret Service”, directed by Matthew Vaughn, and is the first installment of the “Kingsman” franchise, which is based on Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons’ comic book series “The Secret Service”. The film was a huge commercial success, grossing over $414 million worldwide. He would later reprise the role in its 2017 sequel, entitled “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”.

Rise to Prominence

In 2015, Edward Holcroft played the arrogant nobleman George Boleyn in the BBC Two historical drama miniseries “Wolf Hall”, which received widespread critical acclaimed and eight Primetime Emmy Award nominations, as well as a Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries or Television Film. Later that year, he starred as Duncan Forbes in the BBC One film adaptation of D. H. Lawrence’s novel “Lady Chatterley’s Lover”, in which he shared the screen with Holliday Grainger, James Norton, and Richard Madden.

Thereafter, he portrayed Alistair ‘Alex’ Turner in the British-American five-part drama miniseries “London Spy”, next to Ben Whishaw and Jim Broadbent – the show was released on BBC Two in 2015, and on Netflix in 2018. He then performed as Le Chevalier Danceny in the Donmar Warehouse production of “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” from 2015 to 2016, sharing the stage with Janet McTeer and Dominic West.

Continued Success

Edward Holcroft next landed the role of Jack Ford in the mystery drama film “The Sense Of An Ending”, which premiered at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in 2017.

His following significant appearance came later that year, when he was cast as Thomas Wintour, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, in the BBC One / HBO historical drama-thriller series “Gunpowder”, developed by Kit Harington and Daniel West. Also in 2017, Edward joined the main cast of the Canadian drama miniseries “Alias Grace”, based on the novel of the same title by Margaret Atwood, in which he took the role of Dr. Simon Jordan next to such actors as Sarah Gadon, Rebecca Liddiard, and Zachary Levi. It was aired on CBC Television in Canada, followed by an international release on Netflix. For his performance in the series, Edward received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Lead Actor, Drama Program or Limited Series.

Recent Projects

In 2018, Edward Holcroft made an appearance in the short film “Nike: Awaken The Phantom”, which was followed by his portrayal of the main protagonist Arthur Kinnaird, also known as the First Lord of Football, in the Netflix historical sports drama miniseries “The English Game”, which follows the story of the invention of soccer, and how it become the world’s most popular sports game. Later that year, he also played Ben in the horror mystery film “Kindred”, co-written and directed by Joe Marcantonio. He then featured as Edward Ramberg in the 2021 biopic “Hill Of Vision”, opposite Laura Haddock. Most recently, he joined the cast of the Channel 4 post-pandemic drama series “The Undeclared War” (2022), in which he’s playing James Cox.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Edward Holcroft has short light brown hair and blue eyes. He stands at a height of 6ft 1in (1.85m), while his weight is around 165lbs (75kgs). Information about his vital statistics, biceps size, and shoe size isn’t available.

Personal Life and Hobbies

Edward Holcroft isn’t very open when it comes to his personal life. Nonetheless, it’s known that he was in a relationship with Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend, Cressida Bonas in 2015, who is also an actress and model. Since then, he has kept his love life far away from the spotlight, so his current relationship status is a mystery, but he’s assumed to be single. His residence is still in London.

In his spare time, Edward enjoys singing, playing piano and drums, swimming, running, and skiing.

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