Sep 12 2008

Dust: Olly Alexander

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Two of Britains youngest actors, Olly Alexander and Kaya Scodelario, are amongst only a handful of Brits to be picked for Teen Vogue’s 2008 Young Hollywood feature on the hottest up and coming young stars, published in the October edition. 

Olly Alexander can soon be seen in Bright Star, a feature based on the life of John Keats in which Olly plays the role of Keats’ younger brother, Tom, and Tormented for BBC Films and Forward Films. He is now shooting the independent feature Dust directed by Max Jacoby.



Forthcoming projects include playing the lead in cult French art-house director Gaspar Noe’s next film,Enter the Void, described in Variety as ‘a self-penned tale [Noe] describes as “psychedelic” that will be the most expensive shoot he’s ever undertaken’.

 

Olly Alexander This eighteen-year-old Brit looks a little like Tim Burton (“I could play him in a film,” Olly says. “I’ve got the hair for it”), so it’s fitting that his roles tend toward the eclectic. “That’s my card: being a bit mad and crazy onscreen. I like weird characters who have some kind of story to tell,” he says. Olly’s story so far has been short but sweet. He began his career at seventeen and has worked steadily ever since. This year alone he’s filming four projects: Jane Campion’s biopic of John Keats, Bright Star; “drug thriller” Enter the Void; indie horror flick The Tormented, and post-apocalyptic drama Dust. With heroes like Burton, Gus Van Sant, and Sofia Coppola, it’s clear that Olly has a specific path in mind. “I’d love to go down the indie route,” he says. “Because those are the films I love to watch.” –D.N.

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Two of Britains youngest actors, Olly Alexander and Kaya Scodelario, are amongst only a handful of Brits to be picked for Teen Vogue’s 2008 Young Hollywood feature on the hottest up and coming young stars, published in the October edition. 

Olly Alexander can soon be seen in Bright Star, a feature based on the life of John Keats in which Olly plays the role of Keats’ younger brother, Tom, and Tormented for BBC Films and Forward Films. He is now shooting the independent feature Dust directed by Max Jacoby.



Forthcoming projects include playing the lead in cult French art-house director Gaspar Noe’s next film,Enter the Void, described in Variety as ‘a self-penned tale [Noe] describes as “psychedelic” that will be the most expensive shoot he’s ever undertaken’.

 

Olly Alexander This eighteen-year-old Brit looks a little like Tim Burton (“I could play him in a film,” Olly says. “I’ve got the hair for it”), so it’s fitting that his roles tend toward the eclectic. “That’s my card: being a bit mad and crazy onscreen. I like weird characters who have some kind of story to tell,” he says. Olly’s story so far has been short but sweet. He began his career at seventeen and has worked steadily ever since. This year alone he’s filming four projects: Jane Campion’s biopic of John Keats, Bright Star; “drug thriller” Enter the Void; indie horror flick The Tormented, and post-apocalyptic drama Dust. With heroes like Burton, Gus Van Sant, and Sofia Coppola, it’s clear that Olly has a specific path in mind. “I’d love to go down the indie route,” he says. “Because those are the films I love to watch.” –D.N.

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