Not long ago British actor Thomas Brodie-Sangster tried to buy a pint in a pub. He was visiting Canada for work and in order to finalise a visa he’d handed in his passport. So no ID when bar staff asked for it. The 24-year-old is impeccably beardless, pale, and looks – tops – 17. “For the first time in my life I got out my phone,” says Brodie-Sangster, “and looked myself up on IMDb.” See, he told staff, he was the cute orphan in Love, Actually. The boy-mystic in seasons three and four of Game of Thrones. He was born in 1990! “They laughed,” he recalls, “and even got me to sign my autograph. But they wouldn’t serve me that pint.”
Brodie-Sangster makes an interesting choice for casting directors. With that youthfulness he can still play kids well into his 20s (his character in Game of Thrones, Jojen, was meant to be a 12-year-old.), but has an authoritative, distant aura that suggests the wisdom of someone much older. “I don’t know what it is. I’ve always been able to be firm, to talk my way out of sticky situations. Bullies at school. Attempted muggings. I was never gung-ho, but I was…” The actor can’t think of the word. Neither can I. Sagacious? Aloof?
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