|Date of Birth:||11 Feburary 1992|
|Born:||Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England, UK|
Early life[edit | edit source]
Turgoose was born on 11 February 1992 and brought up in Grimsby, Lincolnshire. He attended Wintringham School.
Career[edit | edit source]
On television he played the character Dizzy, a young boy mentored by Adam Solomons (Luke Treadaway), in the 2006 BBC drama series The Innocence Project. The programme was cancelled after eight episodes due to poor ratings and negative reviews. Turgoose's character was in six of the eight episodes.
In 2008 he was cast in a second Shane Meadows film, Somers Town, where he co-starred in a comedic role with young Polish actor Piotr Jagiello. Both young actors shared the "Best Actor in a Narrative Feature" award at New York's Tribeca Film Festival.
He is in the film The Scouting Book For Boys.
Turgoose reprised the role of Shaun in This Is England '86, a 4-part television miniseries for Channel 4 looking at characters from This is England three years on. A year later, he appeared in the three-part series This is England '88, aired just before Christmas 2011, and during 2012 is set to appear in a further series This is England '90.
He also featured in the TV advertising campaign for Coca-Cola running with the London 2012 olympic torch.
Filmography[edit | edit source]
|2006||This Is England||Shaun||British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer |
Nominated — ALFS Award for British Breakthrough - Acting
Nominated — Empire Award for Best Newcomer
|The Innocence Project||Dizzy||TV series (7 episodes: 2006-2007)|
|2008||Somers Town||Tomo||London Film Critics Circle Award for Young British Performer of the Year (also for Eden Lake) |
Nominated — British Independent Film Award for Best Actor
|2009||The Scouting Book for Boys||David||Nominated — ALFS Award for Young British Performer of the Year|
|Cast Offs||Jake||TV series (1 episode: "Will")|
|2010||Dirty Egg||The Kid||short|
|This Is England '86||Shaun||TV series (4 episodes)|
|2011||This Is England '88||Shaun||TV Series (3 episodes)|
Appearances[edit | edit source]
|2007||The Making of 'This is England'||Himself||TV documentary short|
|2008||Cinema 3||Himself||TV series (1 episode: "29 November 2008)|
|2010||BBC Breakfast||Himself||TV series (1 episode: "18 March 2010")|
Honours[edit | edit source]
- 2006 Won – British Independent Film Awards – "Most Promising Newcomer"
- 2008 Nominated – British Independent Film Awards – "Best Performance by an Actor in a British Independent Film"
- 2008 Won – Tribeca Film Festival, New York – "Best Actor in a Narrative Feature" (with Piotr Jagiello) for Somers Town
[edit | edit source]
- Thomas Turgoose on Wikipedia
- LOVEFiLM Blog Thomas Turgoose at the London Film Festival screening of The Scouting Book for Boys (Oct 2009)
- Telegraph.co.uk Review of Somers Town
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