Thomas Turgoose

  • 30 July 2008

Occupation

Actor

Andrew Shim , Thomas Turgoose - Andrew Shim and Thomas Turgoose outside ITV Studios - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 15th September 2015

Thomas Turgoose - The Stone Roses: Made of Stone - World Premiere - Arrivals - Manchester, United Kingdom - Thursday 30th May 2013

Thomas Turgoose - Thomas Turgoose and Guest London, England - The London Critics' Circle Film Awards held at the BFI Southbank - Arrivals Thursday 10th February 2011

The Scouting Book For Boys Review

By Rich Cline

Very Good

Increasingly dark and involving, this British drama tells a gripping story through the eyes of an intriguing teen. Not only is he brilliantly performed by Turgoose, but the filmmakers have important things to say without ever preaching.

David (Turgoose) is the mid-teen son of a Norfolk caravan park performer (Maudsley). To survive the boredom, he bonds perhaps too tightly with Emily (Grainger), daughter of the site's shop clerk (Lynch). As they dash across caravan roofs and hang out with security guard Steve (Spall), their life is pretty happy. But Emily's when mother decides to send her to live with her father (Sidi), David helps her hide in a seaside cave. Tension builds when a police detective (Mackintosh) starts investigating. And it gets worse when a secret is revealed.

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Thomas Turgoose Wednesday 21st October 2009 The Scouting Book for Boys premiere held at the Vue cinema London, England

Thomas Turgoose and Grosvenor House - Thomas Turgoose and guest London, England - The Jameson Empire Film Awards 2009 held at the Grosvenor House hotel Sunday 29th March 2009

This Is England Review

By Chris Cabin

Excellent

If Shane Meadows faltered with his vigilante drama Dead Man's Shoes, he makes up for it with room to spare in his latest, This is England. Evoking England in the early 1980s down to the hideous sweaters and burgeoning slang, no other film at this year's Tribeca Film Festival felt as sincere or nostalgic as Meadows' parable of masculine influence and the role of paterfamilias on youthful worship.

As a prattling, chubby boy, Shaun (Thomas Turgoose) is the fall-out of decimated British pride. Living fatherless from the Falklands War (which ushered in the days of Margaret Thatcher), angst-ridden Shaun drifts through the rotted-carpet apartments and graffiti-strewn building of a sorry-ass town at the butt-end of nowhere. His angst finds a home, however, when he meets a group of skinhead-punks led by the charismatic Woody (Joseph Gilgun). Woody and his boys wear tight Doc Martens, tucked-in polos, and skinny suspenders: the necessary look for the English Rude Boy, the deterrent to the New Wave. In Woody, Shaun finds a father and a brother that his time-period has left him wanting.

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