Harry Lloyd

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Harry Lloyd

Harry Lloyd in 2010.
Born(1983-11-17) November 17, 1983 (age 28)
London, England
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Harry Lloyd

Harry Lloyd in 2010.
Born(1983-11-17) November 17, 1983 (age 28)
London, England

Harry Lloyd (born 17 November 1983) is an English actor. He played Will Scarlet in the first two seasons of the BBC drama Robin Hood which began in 2006. Most recently he starred in 2011's Game of Thrones as Viserys Targaryen.



Lloyd was born in London, England; and is the great-great-great-grandson of the Victorian writer Charles Dickens (his mother, children's publisher Marion Dickens, is the daughter of Captain Peter Dickens, RN). His father, Jonathan Lloyd, heads a literary agency.[1] He is the cousin of biographer and writer Lucinda Hawksley and actor and performer Gerald Dickens.[2]

Lloyd was educated at Eton College and, while there, made his TV debut at the age of 16 as James Steerforth in the BBC's 1999 adaptation of David Copperfield. In 2002 he was cast as young Rivers in Goodbye Mr Chips. Lloyd went on to study English at Christ Church, Oxford, where he joined the Oxford University Dramatic Society appearing in several plays, such as Kiss of the Spider Woman in which he played the role of Valentin, and as Antipholus of Syracuse in Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors for the OUDS 2005 Summer tour to Japan alongside Felicity Jones and Rose Heiney. He left Oxford in 2005, graduating with an upper second degree.

In early 2007, Lloyd made his professional stage debut, at the Trafalgar Studios in A Gaggle of Saints, one of three short plays that make up Neil LaBute's Bash, for which he received many positive reviews.[3][4][5][6]

Lloyd played Jeremy Baines, a student whose mind is taken over by a species of aliens called 'The Family of Blood', in the Doctor Who episodes Human Nature and The Family of Blood. He was suggested as a possible candidate to play the Doctor when David Tennant left the role, based on a comment made by Russell T Davies in an interview with PR Wire.[7]

In 2011, he appeared in the HBO series Game of Thrones[8] as Viserys Targaryen, the beggar king. He also appeared in the BBC comedy Taking The Flak. He appeared in Great Expectations where he played Herbert Pocket. He had small roles in Jane Eyre (with Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender) and Oscar-winning The Iron Lady (with Meryl Streep and Jim Broadbent).

In 2012, he played Ferdinand, The Duke of Calabria in the The Duchess of Malfi at the Old Vic in London. He will take on his first leading role in the feature film Closer to the Moon, set to release in 2013.


1999David CopperfieldYoung SteerforthTV movie
2002Goodbye, Mr. ChipsYoung RiversTV movie
2005M.I.T. Murder Investigation TeamMatt PattinsonTV series (1 episode: "Episode #2.1")
The BillMatt RichieTV series (1 episode: "377")
2006Holby CityDamon HughesTV series (1 episode: "Flight of the Bumblebee")
Vital SignsJason BradleyTV series (5 episodes)
Genie in the HouseNevTV series (1 episode: "Puppy Love")
Robin HoodWill ScarlettTV series (26 episodes: 2006-2007)
2007Doctor WhoJeremy Baines/Son of MineTV series (2 episodes)
2008Heroes and VillainsLucasTV series documentary (1 episode: "Richard the Lionheart")
The Devil's WhorePrince RupertTV mini-series (1 episode: "Episode #1.1")
2009LewisPeterTV series (1 episode: "Counter Culture Blues")
Oscar & JimGerryshort
Taking the FlakAlexander Taylor-PierceTV series (5 episodes)
2011Game of ThronesViserys TargaryenTV series (5 episodes)
Nominated—Scream Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
The Half-LightSecond Manshort
Great ExpectationsHerbert PocketTV mini-series
Jane EyreRichard Mason
The Iron LadyYoung Denis Thatcher
2012The Hollow Crown: Henry IV, Part 1MortimerTV mini-series


Since starring in the BBC television series Robin Hood alongside actors Jonas Armstrong and Richard Armitage Lloyd has gathered a small, mainly teenage fanbase that has grown to include a more adult element after his performance on stage in productions such as The Little Dog Laughed and in the HBO television series Game of Thrones. A small number of unofficial fansites exist online, although Lloyd himself has stated that he isn't affiliated with any site, declaring "I don't ever want to become public property." [9]

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