Joseph Matthew Alwyn, better known as Joe Alwyn, was born in North London on February 21, 1991. Joe is the middle son of psychotherapist Elizabeth and documentary filmmaker Richard Alwyn and brother of Thomas and Patrick Alwyn.
He was educated at the City of London School, became a member of the National Youth Theater as a teenager while studying English literature and drama at the University of Bristol and after graduating in 2012, he completed his academic training at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama.
Two weeks after finishing his graduate studies, in early 2015, Alwyn was cast in the lead role in the war drama ‘Billy Lynn Long Halftime Walk’ directed by none other than Ang Lee, one of Hollywood’s most acclaimed directors. (…)