- 1 Who is Joey Batey?
- 2 Where is Joey Batey Now? How is He Doing?
- 3 Joey Batey Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
- 4 Career Beginnings
- 5 Rise to Fame
- 6 Breakthrough as Jaskier in “The Witcher” and Other Projects
- 7 Music Career
- 8 Net Worth
- 9 Personal Life, Dating, Girlfriend, Single?
- 10 Appearance and Body Measurements
Who is Joey Batey?
Batey is a British actor and musician best known for his role as Jaskier in the Netflix mini-series “The Witcher” (2019-2021). He’s also appeared in various theater productions and released music as a singer-songwriter with his band, the Amazing Devil.
Where is Joey Batey Now? How is He Doing?
Joey is pursuing both of his interests as of the present day. His most recent on-screen appearances have been as Jaskier, and as Patrick McCarty in the TV series “Billy the Kid” (2022).
He’s working with the band on new music, while also promoting the album “Ruin” released in 2021. Their most recent concert was held in Ireland.
Joey Batey Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Joey Batey was born on 1 January 1989, in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England. His family background isn’t well-known, as he’s kept his family life relatively private. He has mentioned in interviews that his parents are musicians and supported him in his early interests. He studied Modern and Medieval Languages at Robinson College, Cambridge, and L’Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jackques Lecoq. Moreover, Joey co-wrote and performed the comedic sketch show “Good Clear Men” with Ben Ashenden, Alex Owen and others.
However, he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Oliver and Tony award-winning productions of “Wolf Hall” in the West End, London, and ”Bring up the Bodies” on Broadway.
Joey Batey made his on-screen debut in 2013, in the television film “Murder on the Home Front” playing the role of Dixie, in the murder mystery set in London during World War II. It follows a pathologist and his assistant as they try to solve a series of gruesome killings, with Patrick Kennedy, Tamzin Merchant and Emerald Fennell in the lead roles.
Joey Batey as Edward of Lancaster in The White Queen (2013) pic.twitter.com/T66VsLDXmp
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That same year, Batey also appeared in two episodes of the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated historical drama series “The White Queen”, playing the role of Edward of Lancaster. The show is based on the bestselling novel by Philippa Gregory, and explores the power struggles and political machinations of the Wars of the Roses, starring Aneurin Barnard, Rebecca Ferguson and Amanda Hale.
Batey also had a small role in two episodes of the critically acclaimed crime drama series “Whitechapel” in 2013, playing the character of Gavin Redman. The show follows a team of detectives investigating a series of gruesome murders inspired by historical crimes.
In 2016, Batey appeared in the popular British comedy-drama series “Mount Pleasant,” playing the character of Gopher. The show follows the lives and loves of a group of friends and neighbors living on a street in Manchester, England.
Overall, these early roles helped to establish Joey Batey as a promising young actor and led to further opportunities in the entertainment industry.
Rise to Fame
In 2017, Batey appeared in two episodes of the BBC crime drama mini-series “In the Dark” playing the character of Shelley; the series follows a detective investigating a string of brutal crimes, while also dealing with her own personal struggles, which starred MyAnna Buring, Ben Batt and David Leon.
That same year, Batey had a small role in two episodes of the crime drama series “Strike” playing the character of Al Rokeby in the show based on the bestselling novels by J.K. Rowling (writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith) and follows a private detective investigating complex cases in contemporary London.
Batey also played the recurring role of Pierre in the History Channel series “Knightfall” between 2017 and 2018. The show follows the Knights Templar in the 14th century, as they search for the Holy Grail and defend their order against enemies, both internal and external, with Tom Cullen, Padraic Delane, and Simon Merrells as the main stars.
In 2018, Batey appeared in an episode of the comedy-drama series “Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators” playing the character of Callum Ballimore. The show follows a pair of private detectives in Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare.
Batey also had a small role in an episode of the British supernatural crime drama “Stan Lee’s Lucky Man” in 2018, playing the character of Bobby Hayes. The series follows a detective in London who is given a powerful talisman that gives him incredible luck but also attracts dangerous enemies, with James Nesbitt in the titular role, accompanied by Darren Boyd and Sienna Guillory, created by Neil Biswas.
Breakthrough as Jaskier in “The Witcher” and Other Projects
In 2019, Joey Batey appeared in the first episode of the BBC adaptation of “The War of the Worlds,” playing the character of Henderson. The show is based on the classic science fiction novel by H.G. Wells and follows a group of people trying to survive an alien invasion in Edwardian England, starring Eleanor Tomlinson, Rafe Spall and Robert Carlyle.
That same year, Batey landed the role of Jaskier – also known as Dandelion – in the Netflix fantasy series “The Witcher”. Jaskier is a bard who befriends the show’s protagonist, Geralt of Rivia, played by Henry Cavill. He is there to provide comic relief as well as musical performances throughout the series, in times of danger and despair.
Batey’s performance as Jaskier has received widespread critical acclaim, with many reviewers praising his charisma and humor. The character has become a fan favorite, with many viewers rendering Batey’s portrayal as one of the highlights of the series. Batey’s musical performances in the show have also been well-received, with his rendition of the song “Toss a Coin to Your Witcher” becoming a viral hit, and even spawning its own remixes and covers.
Batey reprised his role as Jaskier in a guest appearance in the 2022 prequel series “The Witcher: Blood Origin”, and in the same year he also appeared in the Western film “Billy the Kid”.
Joey Batey is the lead singer and co-founder of the London-based band The Amazing Devil, which he formed in 2014 with his friend and fellow musician Madeleine Hyland when the two met while working as actors for the Royal Shakespeare Company. The band’s music combines elements of folk, rock and cabaret, with lyrics that often delve into dark and poetic themes.
They started performing in 2015, and in 2016, released their debut album “Love Run”, followed by “The Horror and the Wild” (2020) and “Ruin” (2021).
As a band, they’ve played across various venues all over England and Europe and have built a prominent fan base thanks to their live shows that often feature costumes, props and theatrical elements to help the storytelling aspect of their music.
According to sources, Joey Batey’s net worth is estimated at $3 million, as of early 2023.
Personal Life, Dating, Girlfriend, Single?
Joey is a very private person and, as such hasn’t shared much information about his personal life. Some reports claim that he and Madeline are in a relationship, but this hasn’t been confirmed.
Appearance and Body Measurements
Joey Batey has dark brown hair and hazel eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 9ins (1.75m), while he weighs approximately 135lbs (62kgs). His vital statistics are 40-31-35, with biceps size 12.5.