Magazine article Screen International

Joe Alwyn, Stars of Tomorrow 2015

Magazine article Screen International

Joe Alwyn, Stars of Tomorrow 2015

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ACTOR: Joe Alwyn is "still computing" what has just happened to him

It's unusual for an actor to land his first-ever screen role in an Ang Lee film, and it's certainly exceptional that the part is in Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk in which he's playing Billy Lynn and appearing in every scene, opposite Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund and Steve Martin, among others.

It was quite a well-publicised casting call as well, with Lee narrowing it down to four actors and eventually selecting the only one who had no film credit.

Back from the Atlanta and Morocco shoot, Alwyn quickly decompressed and signed up for BBC Films' The Sense Of An Ending, which has just wrapped.

It's been quite a year for Alwyn, during which the north London native also graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama (having studied English and drama at Bristol University) and turned 24. …

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