Facts of Asa Butterfield
|Full Name:||Asa Butterfield|
|Age:||23 years 4 months|
|Birth Date:||April 01, 1997|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Leo|
|Birth Place:||Islington, London, England|
|Father's Name:||Sam Butterfield|
|Mother's Name:||Jacqueline Farr|
|Height / How tall? :||6 feet 0 inches (1.83m)|
|Net Worth:||$5 million|
|Hair Color:||Light Brown|
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Comet Hale-Bope, famously known as Asa Butterfield started his acting career at the age of seven. He was born on 1 April 1997 in Islington, London, England, United Kingdom. He also debuted in television drama, After Thomas at the age of nine. At such a young age, he has achieved a lot of fame and awards. Scroll down to know more.
Asa Butterfield’s Childhood and Career side by side
Son of Sam Butterfield (father) and Jacqueline Farr (mother), Asa was a gifted and a very talented child. He started acting in theatre at the age of seven after that he started getting acting roles.
His life changed at the age of ten when producer David Heyman and director Mark Herman cast him to play the lead role in the movie The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. This role was the role of the socially awkward math genius. Hundreds of boys auditioned for this role, but Sam’s innocence for that particular role outlasted everyone. His director, Mark Herman said,
“so no stone was left unturned”
Asa Butterfield’s statement on his role in The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas,
“I think I was aware of World War Two and some of what had happened, but at that age you never have a full understanding of the events that took place and what they meant,”
“So I was in the dark but in the best way possible. My character in the movie is supposed to be this innocent, naive chid. So it helped that I was also somewhat naive in understanding what was going on, and I think that translated well.”
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The same happened in the case of the movie, Mr. Nobody. Here also, he beat hundreds of boys and then got the role. Then he kept getting many opportunities in the movies and series. He got the roles in big productions, and he was really enjoying his work. He was the fellow cast member of Chloe Grace Moretz from the historical movie, Hugo.
The latest movie of Asa is Ten Thousand Saints which released in 2015. This is based on a novel by Eleanor Henderson. This movie is a teen film that shows how teenagers are into drug abuse, adoption, etc.
From the start only he chose unconventional roles for his acting career. So he is best known for playing non-mainstream movies. Asa says jokingly,
“I’ve played a worrying number of orphans, children who have been abandoned or had something terrible happen to them,”
“I think I’m good at playing dramatic and serious roles, but it’s not necessarily what I want to keep doing.
“I’d also like to do some comedy.
“It’s just the way things have worked out.”
Currently, he has starred in the Netflix series Sex Education.
Is Asa Butterfield’s doing Spider-man?
The news was that Asa Butterfly will be cast as Peter Parker for the latest Spider-man reboot. Editor Mark Reilly revealed that Asa will not be cast in the Spider-man reboot. But the final role was done by Tom Holland and not Asa.
Asa Butterfield’s Hobbies
Along with acting, Asa Butterfield also likes making and producing music. So, in 2004, he has mashed up the songs, “Teenage Dirtbag” by Wheatus and “Making Plans For Nigel” by XTC.
Asa, for his father and brother, has also co-designed a turn-based video game for iPad which they named Racing Blind. On 7 April 2013, this game was also released in the App Store.
Asa Butterfield’s Awards
At such a young age, Asa Butterfield has done many critically as well as a box office hit movies. He has been nominated and awarded for his roles. In 2008, he was nominated for “Most Promising Newcomer” for British Independent Film Awards. This award went to Dev Patel for Slumdog Millionaire and Asa lost the award. He has also been nominated in the London Critics Circle Film Awards for the NSPCC Award(Young British Performer of the Year). In 2011, NextMovie.com named him ‘Breakout Stars to Watch for’.
Short Bio on Asa Butterfield
Asa Butterfield is an English actor. He started acting at the age of seven. At such a young age he has done award-winning as well as critically acclaimed movies.
Asa Butterfield’s girlfriend and relationship
Asa was in a relationship with Ella Purnell in 2015. Ella is also a child actress who had portrayed young Angelina Jolie in the movie Maleficent. But the couple broke up the same year after a short romance.
So who is he dating?
Asa Butterfield was seen on Instagram with actress Nina Debrov. Are they dating? Many fans did suspect them being in a relationship. But neither of them have confirmed their relationship status!