20 Facts About Thomas Sangster


Thomas Brodie-Sangster was born on 16 May 1990, and credited as Thomas Sangster, is an English actor.

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Thomas Sangster is known for playing Sam in Love Actually, Simon in Nanny McPhee, Ferb in Phineas and Ferb, Jojen Reed in Game of Thrones, Newt in the Maze Runner film series, and Benny Watts in the Netflix miniseries The Queen's Gambit, for which he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie.

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Thomas Sangster had a cameo as an officer of the First Order in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a role as Whitey Winn in the Netflix miniseries Godless and voiced John Tracy in Thunderbirds Are Go.

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Brodie-Thomas Sangster plays bass and guitar, and he learned to play left-handed guitar to portray the left-handed Paul McCartney in the feature film Nowhere Boy.

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Thomas Sangster learned to play the drums for his role in Love Actually.

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In 2001, Brodie-Thomas Sangster's first acting role was in a BBC television film, Station Jim.

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Thomas Sangster subsequently appeared in a few more television films, including the lead roles in Bobbie's Girl, The Miracle of the Cards and Stig of the Dump.

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Thomas Sangster won the "Golden Nymph" award at the 43rd Annual Monte Carlo Television Festival for his role in the miniseries Entrusted.

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Thomas Sangster was nominated for a Golden Satellite Award and a Young Artist Award for his role in the film.

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Brodie-Thomas Sangster next starred in the commercially successful film Nanny McPhee as the eldest of seven children.

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Thomas Sangster starred in the film adaptation of Valerio Massimo Manfredi's historical novel The Last Legion, released in 2007.

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Thomas Sangster appeared in the 2008 miniseries Pinocchio, filmed in Italy, as Lampwick.

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In 2008, Brodie-Thomas Sangster had a role in director Jane Campion's film Bright Star, a love story about John Keats and his lover Fanny Brawne.

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Thomas Sangster starred as Paul McCartney in Nowhere Boy, a film directed by award-winning artist Sam Taylor-Wood, about the teenage years of John Lennon.

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Brodie-Thomas Sangster appeared as Casey in the film Some Dogs Bite about a boy who wants to keep his family together.

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Brodie-Thomas Sangster appeared in the Irish film Death of a Superhero, based on the novel by Anthony McCarten.

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Brodie-Thomas Sangster played Newt in the 20th Century Fox Maze Runner trilogy, including The Maze Runner, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, and Maze Runner: The Death Cure.

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In 2017, Brodie-Thomas Sangster began portraying Whitey Winn in the 2017 Netflix western drama miniseries Godless, created by Scott Frank.

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Thomas Sangster went on to star in Frank's subsequent Netflix miniseries, The Queen's Gambit, as chess player Benny Watts.

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Brodie-Thomas Sangster plays bass guitar, and in January 2010 joined the band Winnet, in which his mother provides vocals.

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