William Jack Poulter was born on 28 January 1993 and is an English actor.
25 Facts About Will Poulter
Will Poulter first gained recognition for his role as Eustace Scrubb in the fantasy adventure film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
Will Poulter received critical praise for his starring role in the comedy film We're the Millers, for which he won the BAFTA Rising Star Award.
Will Poulter was born on 28 January 1993 in Hammersmith, London, the son of Neil Will Poulter, a professor of Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine at Imperial College London, and Caroline, a former nurse who was brought up in Kenya.
Will Poulter was a pupil at Harrodian School, whose well-known acting graduates include George MacKay and Robert Pattinson.
Will Poulter began studying drama at the University of Bristol in 2012, before dropping out after a year.
Will Poulter played various acting roles before landing the role of Lee Carter in the 2007 movie Son of Rambow, which was released to positive reviews and praised for the performances of Will Poulter and his co-star Bill Milner.
Will Poulter performed with other young comedic actors in School of Comedy, which aired its pilot on Channel 4's Comedy Lab on 21 August 2008.
The film opened to mixed reviews, but Will Poulter's performance was well received.
Will Poulter began filming a small British independent film called Wild Bill, directed by Dexter Fletcher, at the end of 2010.
In 2011, Poulter appeared with his School of Comedy co-star and popular British blogger, Jack Harries, on his YouTube channel JacksGap, in a video called Jack and Will.
In 2012, Will Poulter began studying drama at the University of Bristol where he lived in Badock Hall, however dropped out after a year in order to pursue acting full time.
Will Poulter appeared as a caretaker in the music video for Rizzle Kicks' song "Skip to the Good Bit".
Will Poulter went on to describe the film, and his role in it, as "a turning point" in his career.
In 2015, Will Poulter starred as Shane in the Irish indie film Glassland, directed by Gerard Barrett and co-starring Jack Reynor and Toni Collette.
In 2014, Will Poulter won the BAFTA Rising Star Award, voted for by the public.
In 2014, Will Poulter was chosen as one of 23 upcoming actors to feature in July's issue of Vanity Fair, with all actors being named "Hollywood's Next Wave".
Will Poulter played Jim Bridger in the revenge-thriller The Revenant, directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy.
Will Poulter's performance was praised by Metros Matt Prigge, who called him "terrifyingly confident".
Will Poulter was initially cast as Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the 2017 adaptation of the Stephen King novel It.
However, it was announced in June 2016 that Bill Skarsgard had been cast instead because Will Poulter dropped out due both to scheduling conflicts as well as the departure of its initial director, Cary Fukunaga.
In 2018, Will Poulter reprised his role as Gally in Maze Runner: The Death Cure, the third and final instalment of the Maze Runner film series.
Will Poulter played the role of OxyContin sales representative Billy Cutler in Hulu's 2021 drama miniseries Dopesick.
Will Poulter's performance was nominated for a 2022 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for this role.
In October 2021, Will Poulter was cast as Adam Warlock in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.