Who is Dean-Charles Chapman?
Dean-Charles Chapman is an English award-winning actor, who is probably best known to the world as Tommen Baratheon in the eponymous TV fantasy action-drama series “Game of Thrones” (2013-2016), and as Lance Corporal Blake in the film “1917” (2019), among other roles that he’s secured so far in his career.
Dean-Charles Chapman Bio: Age, Childhood, and Education
Dean-Charles Chapman was born on 7 September 1997 under the Virgo zodiac sign, in Romford, Essex, England to father Dean who is currently in jail for a VAT scam, as the two mixed kerosene with diesel and later sold the illegal fuel to clients at their gas station.
• Dean-Charles Chapman – Tommen Baratheon •
Dean hasn’t talked much about his mother, saying only that she is a homemaker. Dean-Charles was raised in Essex alongside his sister Dolly, and went to Midland High School. Upon matriculation, he focused on his already established acting career, rather than pursue further education.
Dean-Charles started acting early on; he was just four when he began appearing in television commercials, and as his sister joined a local theatre school, they asked their mother if she would want to place Dean-Charles also in school and Dean-Charles himself said yes.
From there on he found himself in love with theater, and at six years old he appeared in the play “Casualty”, while at 10 he began playing the title character in the musical “Billy Elliot the Musical”; he played Billy until 2011, becoming the longest-serving in the role, and the second longest-serving cast member of the production. Although young, he realized that acting was something that he would like to do when older, and in 2012 he was cast in the titular role of Stanley in the short-lived TV comedy series “The Revolting World of Stanley Brown”, co-starring Louis Demosthenous and Nicola Duffell.
Rise to Prominence
In 2013, Dean-Charles secured the role of Tommen Baratheon in the critically acclaimed series “Game of Thrones”, playing the youngest son of Cersei Lannister and the crowned king of Seven Kingdoms following the unexpected death of his older brother Joffrey Baratheon. However, his reign was short as he leaped to his death from the Red Keep. Young Charles-Dean appeared in 16 episodes of one of the most awarded series, with 59 Primetime Emmy Awards and a total of 440 awards, including the CinEuphoria Honorary Award with the rest of the cast.
He’s had several other notable roles, such as the part of Richard Grey in the TV mini-series “The White Queen” in 2013, and as Adam in the 2014 mystery thriller-drama film “Before I Go to Sleep”, with Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong in the lead roles.
Since the end of “Game of Thrones”, Dean-Charles has been enjoying a steady career in Hollywood, playing Billy Cooper in the TV series “Will” in 2017, and the same year he was Jonathan at 22 years old in the biopic about polio patient and later advocate for the disabled Robin Cavendish and his wife Diana, entitled “Breathe” (2017), which starred Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy.
The following year was pretty successful for him as he played Danny MacCauley in the action mystery-thriller film “The Commuter”, with Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as the main stars.
Moreover, he was selected to play Castor in the TV series “Into the Badlands”, thus joining the main cast of the award-winning action-adventure drama, starring Daniel Wu, Orla Brady and Emily Beecham, among others.
The following year was even more successful for the acclaimed actor, as he was selected to play one of the two lead characters in the Sam Mendes-directed war-drama film “1917”, co-starring George MacKay. The film was a total success, receiving ten Academy Award nominations and winning three of those awards, with Dean-Charles rewarded the Bam Award in the category for Best Supporting Actor.
Most recently, he starred in the award-winning drama film “Here Are the Young Men” alongside Finn Cole and Anya Taylor-Joy, about troubled teenagers who leave school and fall into a downward spiral of alcohol and drugs.
He is currently working on the English period drama film “Catherine, Called Birdy”, written and directed by Lena Dunham, and based on the novel by Karen Cushman; it will star Andrew Scott, Bella Ramsey, and Billie Piper. Moreover, Dean-Charles is set to debut as a voice actor, as he will lend his voice to Chance, the character from the film “Ozi”.
Personal Life, Dating, Girlfriend, Single?
Before his career took off, Dean-Charles lived with his sister Dolly in a rented room, as both auditioned for various roles.
Now he seems to be rather secretive about his personal life, and there aren’t that many details available about him.
In the past he was rumored to be dating his on-screen sister from “Game of Thrones”, Nell Tiger Free, however, it seemed to be that they had just a great friendship over the course of the series. He remains single, and it appears that Dean-Charles is more focused on his rising career.
As of mid- 2021, Dean-Charles Chapman’s net worth has been estimated at close to $1 million, earned through his successful career, appearing so far in 20 film and TV titles.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
The prominent actor has light brown hair and blue eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 9ins (1.75m), while he weighs approximately 140lbs (64kgs); his vital statistics are 40-31-13.
Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia
Active in several sports, Dean-Charles enjoys soccer, basketball and volleyball, and can be seen playing these sports over a week with his friends.
His other passion is traveling, and he’s traveled across the world, visiting a number of countries, but now dividing his time between the US and England.
An avid animal lover, Dean-Charles has a pet dog, however, due to his busy schedule he doesn’t have enough time to take care of his favorite animal, and it now stays with his parents.