Andrew Garfield (born 20.8.1983)
Andrew Garfield is an American / British actor. He has appeared in radio, film, theatre and TV productions. Some of his more prominent roles include performances in Lions for Lambs, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and The Social Network.
Childhood: Andrew Garfield was born in Los Angeles, California. His mother is British (from Essex) and his father is from California. When he was three years old, the family moved to England. The Garfield family are Jewish. After running a small interior design business, his mother became a teaching assistant and his father became head coach of Guilford City Swimming Club.
After attending the City of London's Freemen School, Garfield trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, where he graduated in 2004. As a teenager, he took acting classes in Guildford and appeared in a production of Bugsy Malone. 2004 saw Garfield win a MEN Theatre award for his performance in Kes at Manchester's Royal Exchange.
Acting Career: In 2007, Garfield appeared in Lions for Lambs, in the role of an American University student. The all-star cast also featured Tom Cruise, Robert Redford and Meryl Streep. The same year, he also starred in The Other Boleyn Girl, alongside Natalie Portman, Eric Bana, Scarlett Johansson and Kristin Scott Thomas. He also featured in Boy A, a British film adaptation of Jonathan Trigell's novel.
Two years later, Andrew Garfield could be seen in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. The ambitious project was the brainchild of Terry Gilliam (a former Monty Python stalwart) but was thwarted by the death of one of its lead actors, Heath Ledger. Gilliam decided against abandoning the project and instead drafted in Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell to film the remaining scenes. The film also starred Lily Cole, Tom Waits and Verne Troyer. Andrew Garfield appeared in Vogue with Lily Cole, in his modelling debut: a pictorial re-telling of Hansel and Gretel.
On TV, Andrew Garfield stared in the highly acclaimed Red Riding trilogy, an adaptation of David Peace's writings. Garfield starred in the first episode of the trilogy, alongside Sean Bean and Rebecca Hall. Other actors featured in the trilogy include Paddy Considine, Shaun Dooley and Robert Sheehan.
2010 saw Andrew Garfield star in Never Let Me Go, a British sci-fi drama, with Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan. The film premiered at the London Film Festival and was well-received. Also that year, Garfield featured in The Social Network. The film details the history of the creators of Facebook and the court cases regarding its legal origins. The Social Network also stars Justin Timberlake, Jesse Eisenberg and Brenda Song. The script was based on Ben Mezrich's book, The Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal.
Andrew Garfield has been selected to play the role of Spider-Man in the 2012 release, directed by Marc Webb.
Dakota Johnson has signed on to star in upcoming thriller Under The Silver Lake.
According to Deadline, the Fifty Shades of Grey actress will join British star Andrew Garfield in the film, which has been described as a "modern day noir crime thriller."
The movie is the next project from David Robert Mitchell, director of indie horror sleeper hit It Follows, with production expected to start in Los Angeles in the coming months.
Earlier this month (May16), Mitchell said that he was keen to get started on production as soon as possible.
Continue reading: Dakota Johnson To Star In Noir Thriller
Mel Gibson's new war movie has been given a major Oscars boost - a release date in the middle of awards season.
Zendaya auditioned multiple times before she was cast in the latest Spider-Man movie.
The entertainer, known for work on Disney Channel series Shake It Up!, has confirmed her participation in the new reboot of the superhero series based on the comic books.
In an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the 19-year-old revealed she was very excited by the opportunity as she is "basically unknown" in the acting scene.
"I’ve never been in a real movie before or anything like that, so I had to start from the bottom like anyone else,” the California-born beauty told Ellen on Tuesday (22Mar16).
Continue reading: Zendaya Forced To Audition Multiple Times For Spider-man Role
Singer/actress Zendaya Coleman has reportedly landed a role in the new Spider-Man reboot.
British actor Tom Holland was revealed as Andrew Garfield's replacement in the superhero franchise in June (15). Jon Watts is directing the film and he has reportedly cast Zendaya as a character named Michelle.
Further details about Zendaya's role have not been revealed and it is unclear if she will play Holland's romantic interest or sidekick in the project.
Tom will make his debut as Peter Parker and his alter-ego in Captain America: Civil War in May (16), before his stand-alone Spider-Man reboot is released in 2017.
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Actor Andrew Garfield is returning to his stage roots at Britain's National Theatre in a revival of Tony Kushner's AIDS drama Angels in America.
The Spider-Man star, who earned a Tony Award nomination for his last stage gig in Broadway's Death of a Salesman in 2012, will tackle the lead role of Prior Walter, a gay man who is visited by an angel after his lover leaves him upon learning of his AIDS diagnosis.
Stephen Spinella originated the part on Broadway in the early 1990s and Justin Kirk was cast as Prior in Mike Nichols' acclaimed TV movie adaptation in 2003.
Angels in America will debut at the London venue in May, 2017.
Continue reading: Andrew Garfield To Star In National Theatre's Angels In America Revival
Rachel Mcadams Hates Watching Herself On Screen Because The Finished Movie Never Reflects What Making It Was Like.
Many stars admit never sitting through their finished films, such as Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro and Andrew Garfield. Rachel also can't see the attraction, explaining the finished product always seems a little lacking to her.
"I feel weird about watching myself," she told Britain's Hello! magazine. "I can't relax. I wish I could just watch it and be carried away, but that hour and a half never sums up the shoot and the relationships you made, the trials and tribulations. I'm always left with a sense of longing."
Luckily for the 37-year-old star many of her fans watch her movies enough for both of them. She's appeared in a number of cult classics, insisting at the time of shooting she had no idea any of them would go down so well.
Continue reading: Rachel Mcadams Won't Watch Herself
Adam Driver Struggled To Cope With His Extreme Weight Loss Diet For Upcoming Movie Silence Because He Had Trouble Sleeping And Thinking Straight.
The Girls actor and his co-star Andrew Garfield both lost more than 30 pounds (13 kilograms) to play two 17th-century Jesuit priests who are persecuted in Japan in Martin Scorsese's latest movie.
Adam admits the shoot in Taiwan last year (14) was gruelling because he was dealing with sweltering heat, hunger and extreme tiredness as his weight loss pills kept awake at night.
"It made sense: we were playing Jesuit priests in the 17th century who were starved and beaten," he tells Britain's Telegraph magazine. "But it was one of the hardest things I've had to do... just because of the physical toll it takes on you.
Continue reading: Adam Driver Suffered With Movie Diet
It’s all over between Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield… Again!
Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield have reportedly split up and it’s for good this time. A source close to the couple, speaking to a U.S. media outlet, confirmed the couple split up a couple of months ago but are still on good terms.
Emma Stone photographed filming La La Land in L.A., September 2015.
Andrew Garfield And Emma Stone Have Split For Good, According To Multiple Reports.
A source tells People the couple broke up months ago.
"There was no drama... They still care about each other," the insider says. "They still have love for one another. They are on good terms with each other and remain close."
If was first reported that Garfield, 32, and Stone, 26, had taken a break in April (15), but neither stars commented on the story.
Continue reading: Andrew Garfield And Emma Stone Split For Good - Report
'99 Homes' star Andrew Garfield has revealed he felt ''worthless'' at school.
Andrew Garfield felt ''worthless'' at school.
The '99 Homes' actor - who is dating Emma Stone - was ''lost'' as a teenager because he didn't want to follow an academic path, but found his calling when he appeared in a play for the first time.
He said: ''I was quite lost as a teenager as I didn't really get along with the school system where all that was valued was academia.
Continue reading: Andrew Garfield: I Was A Lost Teenager
Andrew Garfield - The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Grants Banquet at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel - Arrivals at The Beverly Wilshire - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Thursday 13th August 2015
Date of birth
20th August, 1983
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