Who is Ed Speleers aka Stephen Bonnet in “Outlander”? Wiki bio
Edward John ‘Ed’ Speleers was born at St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester, West Sussex, England, on April 7, 1988, his zodiac sign is Aries and he is a British national. He is an actor and a producer, who gained recognition after starring in the movie “Eragon”, released in 2006.
Early life and education
Ed was mainly raised in London by his father who is a businessman as his parents divorced when he turned three and his mother moved to Spain. His father then married a British woman who gave birth to Ed’s two half-brothers.
Ed became interested in acting when he entered high school and appeared in most of the school’s plays, including “Richard III” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, playing mostly lead characters. He also practiced his screenwriting skills, and by the time he enrolled at Eastbourne College, had already completed his first play – “Retribution” – which was subsequently staged at the university; the play deals with pedophilia and Ed has been praised for his work. He left college just months before graduating to pursue his acting career.
Appearances in movies
He made his debut film appearance in the action-adventure movie “Eragon” in 2006, which was also his first starring role; the film follows a farm boy who finds a dragon egg and uses the dragon to help him fight an evil king who wants to conquer his land. Ed next appeared in two short films – “Deathless” and “The Ride” in 2010 and 2011 respectively, after which he was invited to play Ed in the movie “A Lonely Place to Die” directed by Julian Gilbey. He appeared in the short film “Metamorphosis: Titian 2012” in 2012 and was then cast as Jamie in the film “Love Bite”.
In 2014, he played Sam in ‘Plastic’, followed by his appearances in ‘Howl’ and ‘Remainder’ in 2015. He gained recognition after playing James Harcourt in the adventure fantasy film ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’, which starred Mia. Wasikowska and Johnny Depp, and follows Alice who comes to Wonderland to save the kingdom from the evil queen. Some of Ed’s most recent roles in films were in ‘The House That Jack Built’ and ‘Zoo’ in 2018, and ‘For Love or Money’ in 2019.
Roles in TV series and other ventures
He made his TV series debut in “Moving Wallpaper” in 2008, playing Ed Speelers (not himself) in four episodes, while reprising the character in an episode of “Moving Wallpaper: The Mole” in the same year .
Ed next played Jimmy Penwarden in 12 episodes of the romantic drama series “Echo Beach”, starring Martine McCutheon and Jason Donovan, and follows the lives of two former lovers.
His next notable role was in “Downton Abbey”, as James ‘Jimmy’ Kent from 2012 to 2014, while also playing Edward Seymor, 1st Duke of Somerset in four episodes of “Wolf Hall”, and Carl Denham in three episodes of ” Agatha Christie’s: Partners in Crime’ in 2015. Some of his last TV series roles were in ‘Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands’ in 2016 and in ‘Outlander’ as Stephen Bonnet, a recurring character, since 2018.
Ed can also be seen as Eragon in the video game of the same name released in 2006, and as Daniel Edwards in the video game “Battlefield 1” released in 2016. His last appearance in plays was in “Rain Man”. in 2018.
Awards and honors
Ed has been nominated for six awards, three of them for his performance in the series “Downton Abbey”. Award nominations include a BAFTA for Best British Short Film and a Saturn for Outstanding Guest Starring in a Television Series in 2019.
Love life and relationships
Ed met his future other half Asia Macey while shooting for a TV series in 2012 – Asia worked as a wardrobe director and about two months later they started dating. They got engaged in 2014 and while there were no signs that the two had exchanged wedding vows, some of Ed’s friends referred to the two as a “married couple” while attending a party in December 2014. It was later revealed that they had indeed married in 2014 2014, but kept details of the event hidden.
Asia gave birth of their son sometime in 2015, while their daughter followed suit in 2018 – they have kept their children away from the media’s attention.
Asia is only known for working in the costume and wardrobe department on two films, on the 2012 biographical film “The Best of Men” starring George MacKay and Bebe Sanders and Dr. Ludwig Guttmann follows who comes to Buckinghamshire shortly before the Second World War. ended, and on the adventure fantasy film “Jack the Giant Slayer” in 2013, starring Nicholas Hoult and is about a battle between giants and humans.
Hobbies and other interests
Ed has his own favorites when it comes to famous actors and actresses, including James Dean, Johnny Depp, and Julia Roberts, while some of his favorite movies include “East of Eden,” “Rebel Without a Cause,” and the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. “. He enjoys listening to rock music, his favorite band being The Rolling Stones, and he is a huge fan of football, and has been a Tottenham Hotspur supporter since he was a teenager. He loves tattoos and has two of them, the one on his right wrist is dedicated to five of his closest friends while his second is on his hip reading “Ramble On” which is his favorite song originally sung by Led Zeppelin.
He is physically active, having several training sessions in the gym every week, while he loves running and ran his first marathon in London in 2011, covering 26.2 miles (42.1 km) in three hours and 40 minutes. He is a philanthropist and is currently an ambassador for YouthNet, a British charity.
Ed is fluent in Spanish and French. He is left handed.
Appearance and power
Ed is 41 years old. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, is 1.78 m tall and weighs about 74 kg. As of March 2020, his net worth is estimated at $4 million.