Alfred Lewis Enoch

Alfred Enoch

Alfred Enoch is a celebrated actor from the UK, known for his work in film, theater, and TV, as well as for being a model. He’s most recognized for his role as Dean Thomas in the beloved Harry Potter series. Beyond this, he has featured in “Coriolanus,” and television series including “Sherlock,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Broadchurch,” and “Foundation.”

What we know about this person

Full name:

Alfred Lewis Enoch

Date of birth:

December 2, 1988

Zodiac sign:

Sagittarius

Birthplace:

London, United Kingdom

Age:

35

Citizenship:

UK, Brazil

Marital status:

Unmarried

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)

Weight:

179 lbs (81 kg)

Occupation:

actor

Early life

Born on December 2, 1988, in London’s historic Westminster area, Alfred Lewis Enoch was introduced to the world of acting early on, thanks to his father, William Russell, a distinguished actor. Alfred’s mother, Etheline Margareth Lewis, of Brazilian descent with Barbadian ancestry, worked as a medical professional for the majority of her career. This heritage afforded Alfred dual citizenship in the UK and Brazil.

The youngest in a blended family, Alfred spent his initial years in the scenic south of France, eventually moving back to the bustling city of London. His educational journey began in Westminster and culminated at Oxford’s Queen’s College, where he graduated with a BA in modern languages. Alfred’s linguistic skills extend beyond English to include French, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Influenced by his father’s successful acting career, Alfred was drawn to the performing arts from a young age. By eleven, he was actively participating in the National Youth Theatre, taking on various roles, notably in Shakespearean dramas. He cherished the thrill of live performance, not immediately envisioning a future in film until an unexpected opportunity redirected his aspirations.

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Actor Alfred Enoch

Harry Potter

Alfred Enoch was pursuing his passion in theater when an opportunity for an audition came his way. This wasn’t just any project; it held the promise of blossoming into an enduring franchise should the initial movie succeed. Alfred nailed the audition, securing the role of Dean Thomas in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” He would go on to reprise this role in six subsequent chapters of the beloved wizarding saga.

Following the release of the first Harry Potter movie in November 2001, Alfred experienced overnight fame. Suddenly, he became a recognizable face, with fans eagerly requesting his autograph. The success of Chris Columbus’s film, which raked in nearly a billion dollars at the box office and earned three Oscar nominations, was staggering.

On set, Enoch forged friendships with other young talents like Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Tom Felton, who would all ascend to international stardom. He also had the privilege of working alongside celebrated actors such as Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Richard Harris, and Robbie Coltrane, from whom he learned a great deal.

Over the years, Alfred featured in every installment of the Harry Potter series, with the exception of “The Deathly Hallows – Part 1.” He collaborated with renowned Hollywood talents, including Helena Bonham Carter, Kenneth Branagh, Gary Oldman, and David Thewlis, and cherishes those memories, as he often shares in interviews.

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Alfred Enoch in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Career

Fame from his portrayal of Dean Thomas didn’t lead Alfred Enoch to hastily chase after more screen roles. Initially, he dedicated himself to his studies, mastering languages. Later, he made a triumphant return to theater, achieving significant acclaim. His renown extended well beyond Britain, attributable not just to “Harry Potter” but also to his work with several esteemed theater groups in London.

Enoch made his way back to TV in 2014, guest-starring in an episode of “Sherlock,” alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Subsequently, he featured in “Broadchurch” with Olivia Colman and David Tennant and took on a pivotal role in “Coriolanus” alongside Tom Hiddleston, playing Titus Lartius—a character he was familiar with from the theater stage.

Following this, Enoch landed a major role in “How to Get Away with Murder,” starring alongside Viola Davis, Billy Brown, and Jack Falahee. From 2017, he embarked on a two-year stint in “Trust Me” with Jodie Whittaker and Emun Elliott. In 2018, he starred in “Red,” where his collaboration with Alfred Molina was particularly noteworthy.

Alfred Lewis Enoch Movies and TV Shows

  • 2021

    Foundation

    Raych Seldon

  • 2014–2020

    How to Get Away with Murder

    Wesley “Wes” Gibbins

  • 2014

    Sherlock

    Bainbridge

  • 2011

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II

    Dean Thomas

  • 2009

    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    Dean Thomas

  • 2007

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    Dean Thomas

  • 2005

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    Dean Thomas

  • 2004

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    Dean Thomas

  • 2002

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Dean Thomas

  • 2001

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

    Dean Thomas

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Alfred Enoch in How to Get Away with Murder

Talk Shows

  • 2019

    Sunday Brunch

    Role: Guest

  • 2016

    Good Morning America

    Role: Guest

  • 2016

    The Chew

    Role: Guest

  • 2016

    The Wendy Williams Show

    Role: Guest

  • 2015

    Entertainment Tonight

    Role: Guest

  • 2014

    Jimmy Kimmel Live!

    Role: Guest

Alfred Enoch’s personal life and family

Alfred Enoch maintains a private approach to his personal and family life, choosing not to disclose details about his intimate relationships. He is closely connected to his family, including his half-siblings, yet seldom appears in the public eye or gets captured by paparazzi. For an extended period, Enoch lived without the modern conveniences of a television or smartphone and continues to abstain from social media presence. While rumors of romantic connections with various celebrities, including his Harry Potter co-stars, have circulated, Enoch has yet to tie the knot.

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Alfred Enoch and Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock

Alfred Enoch now

Currently, Alfred Enoch remains humble and focused on his craft post his portrayal of Dean Thomas. He engages in work with a variety of theatrical groups and occasionally ventures into voice acting for animated movies, audiobooks, and video games. In 2022, Enoch featured in a documentary film about Harry Potter, which facilitated a reunion with former cast members.

Since 2021, Enoch has been visible in the fantasy series “Foundation,” sharing the screen with notable actors like Lee Pace and Jared Harris. He took on a significant role in the romantic drama “We Are Christmas” alongside Kaya Scodelario in 2022. The following year, Enoch starred in the crime thriller “The Critic” with Gemma Arterton and Mark Strong. A new series, “The Couple Next Door,” in which he plays a role, is slated for release in 2024.

Published: March 28, 2024
Updated: April 17, 2024
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