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Asa Butterfield Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Jan 4, 1997
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

British-born Asa Butterfield began his acting career when he was eight years old, playing the role of Andrew in the 2006 TV movie [[Feature~V392012~After Thomas~afterthomas]]. He would make a bigger splash the next year, with a role in the indie comedy [[Feature~V382543~Son of Rambow~sonoframbow]], and again the next year, in the Holocaust drama [[Feature~V405849~The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas~theboyinthestripedpajamas]]. Butterfield then took on the role of Mordred in the TV series [[Feature~V492134~Merlin~merlin[tvseries]]], before joining the cast of the 2010 family film [[Feature~V486296~Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang~nannymcpheereturns]]. While his role in the latter did offer the charismatic youngster a respectable amount of exposure to the tween set, it was Butterfield's next big role -- as the eponomous orphan in Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning film Hugo -- that truly cemented his reputation as a rising star. On the heels of that resounding success, Butterfield made Hollywood headlines when it was announced that he would next take the lead in Enders Game, a big-budget adaptation of Orson Scott Card's celebrated sci-fi novel. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi