Who is Charlie Rowe?
A young and talented actor who rose to prominence after his portrayal of Ray Williams in “Rocketman”, Charlie Rowe was born under the zodiac sign of Taurus on 23 April 1996, in Islington, London, United Kingdom; he holds British nationality, but comes from a family of Greek, Manx (Isle of Man), French, English, Scottish and Czech-Jewish descent. He has nearly 20 acting credits to his name, and besides the mentioned role, is perhaps known best for his roles in “Vanity Fair” and “Red Band Society”.
Early life and education
Charlie was raised in Islington by his parents, Sara and Chris Rowe; his mother is a drama teacher, and his father is an actor, known for his roles in various series, including “New Tricks” and “Dangerfield”, among others.
Charlie has a sister but she prefers to keep her life away from the media’s attention thus nothing is known about her.
Charlie attended performing arts courses from an early age, and at the age of eight, he started doing commercials and playing in the West End Theatre, in London. Being raised in a family of artists, it wasn’t surprising that he followed in his father’s steps.
Speaking about his educational background, he attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 2014, Charlie enrolled at the Faculty of Arts, in Haringey, London, where he studied English literature, theatre studies, photography and music, and from which he graduated with a BA degree in 2019.
Roles in series
At the age of ten, Charlie made his acting debut portraying Joe Jefferson in the series “Jackanory”, followed by his role as Young Robin in “Robin Hood” in 2009, before he was cast to play Peter in the TV mini-series “Neverland”, also starring Keira Knightley, Anna Friel and Charlotte Atkinson.
In 2014, Charlie portrayed Leo Roth in the comedy drama “Red Band Society”, which brought him huge popularity among teenage girls, followed by his role as Liam Cole in “Salvation”, also starring Jennifer Finnigan and Santiago Cabera – the series was nominated for Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Saturn Award Best Science Fiction Television Series, in 2018.
In the following year, Charlie was seen as George Osborne in “Vanity Fair”, a TV mini-series based on the novel of the same title written by William Makepeace Thackeray, which was his most recent television role.
Roles in movies
Charlie made his first appearance on the big screen portraying Billy Costa, in the 2007 Oscar-awarded movie “The Golden Compass”, alongside Nicole Kidman, Dakota Blue Richards and Daniel Craig – this adventure family fantasy had 32 award nominations, and won seven, including the Oscar for Best Achievement in Visual Effects in 2008.
In the following years, Charlie portrayed James in “The Boat That Rocked”, followed by his role as Young Tommy in the science-fiction romantic drama “Never Let Me Go”, starring Keira Knightley, Andrew Garfield and Carey Mulligan, which had 27 award nominations and won eight.
Charlie was cast to play The Prince in “The Nutcracker: The Untold Story” in 2010, and three years later, he starred in “Walking with Dinosaurs 3D” alongside Karl Urban and Angourie Rice, waiting for almost a decade to play his most notable role, for now, as Ray Williams, the man who discovered Elton John, in the 2019 biographical music drama “Rocketman”, also starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, and Richard Madden. The movie had 86 award nominations and won 23, including the Oscar for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song), in 2020. According to sources “Rocketman” had an estimated budget of $40 million, and earned$195 million gross worldwide.
Love life and relationships
There have been various rumors both concerning Charlie’s love life and his sexual orientation, however, he hasn’t spoken about any relationships.
Rumors saying that he’s gay, which started after his name was seen on mancrushes.com, and both men and women commented on how hot he is, however, an army of his fans, called Rowebots, discovered that he’s in a relationship with his long-term girlfriend, Julia Storm, about whom only a little information is known. It seems that she’s also from London, and that they attended the same university, according to photos and posts on her Facebook account; according to sources, the two were seen together at the launch party held at London.
Being secretive when it comes to his personal matters, Charlie hasn’t spoken publicly about his relationship with Julia, however, he’s shared some photos featuring the two of them on his Facebook account, which is now deleted, but the photos can be seen on the internet.
As of March 2022, it is assumed that Charlie is still in a relationship with Julia, he hasn’t been married or engaged, and doesn’t have children.
Where is he now?
After his portrayal of Ray Williams in “Rocketman”, it seems that Charlie has focused on his education, however, his fans will be happy to hear that he’s back on television and in movies; he will be seen as Freddy Messina in the new series created by Nancy Oliver entitled “Angelyne”, the series also starring Jefferson Hall, Lukas Gage and Alex Karpovsky.
Currently, the series is in post-production and it scheduled for released on 19 May 2022, on Peacock TV.
Speaking about his movie roles, he will be seen in Nick Hamm’s family drama “Evolution of Nate Gibson”, also starring Hannah Riley, Josephine Langford and Olly Sholotan; the movie is in post-production and should be released late in 2022.
In November 2021, Charlie shared with his Instagram followers (who number nearly 100,000), a post saying: ‘I got diagnosed with epilepsy relatively recently, in my early twenties. It was the scariest thing that ever happened to me, I suddenly didn’t know myself, I presumed my career would be in the gutter, and that I’d lose a social life.’
People wanted to know the reason for his absence, for the pause in his acting career, and it seems that his illness was one reason. Although he’s scared, he is trying to understand his condition, and is happy that he could continue working.
He is currently living in Los Angeles, California, thus his fans are hoping that he will continue auditioning and that they will enjoy his work for many more years.
Age, height, and net worth
Charlie is 25 years old, with brown hair and brown eyes; he weighs around 154lbs (70kgs) and is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall.
As of March 2022, his net worth has been estimated at $1.5 million.