An Insight Into Thomas Brodie-Sangster’s Career
Starting acting career when Thomas Brodie-Sangster was just 11-year-old had been active in the film industry since then, making a strong fanbase causing quite some stir with his array of works.
The British actor is often named among the fastest-growing actors who have maintained a steady pace alongside winning some accolades with their efforts and hard work.
Thomas is known for his several movies and TV shows like Love Actually (2003), Nanny McPhee (2005), Phineas and Ferb (2007–2015), Game of Thrones (2013–2014), the Maze Runner film series (2014–2018), and The Queen's Gambit (2020).
Other than his acting work, Thomas has also earned popularity through his famous meme Imagine.
Stay connected and scroll through this article to learn more about how Thomas attained success in the competitive field.
Thomas Thriving Acting Career
Thomas first began his acting career in 2001 when he was just 11 in a BBC television film, Station Jim as Henry. Following his first project, he landed on a lead role in TV films 'The Miracle of the Cards' and 'Bobbie's Girl.'
Subsequently, he further appeared in a few more lead roles, Stig of the Dump and Hitler: The Rise of Evil.
Soon over the year, without spending a lot of time, he secured roles as a professional actor. He played a lead role of an orphan boy named Sam in the movie ‘Love Actually’ alongside British actress Emma Thompson, English actor Hugh Grant, and Northern Ireland Liam Neeson. He successfully won the hearts of many with his character.
Thomas’s next lead role was in the commercially successful comedy ‘Nanny McPhee’ as Simon. He was also seen in projects like Tristan and Isolde, The Last Legion, Doctor Who, Phineas and Ferb (voice to Ferb Fletcher), Bright Star, Nowhere Boy, Death of a Superhero, and Hideaways.
Things picked up further as his career took a step ahead after he portrayed the role of Jojen Reed in the award-winning television series Game of Thrones. Throughout seasons three and four, he appeared in ten episodes, which introduced him to the broader audience.
So far, Brodie’s career is going well on the upswing, but it took two years to break from his acting career to chill out and focus on other things. He is currently seen as chess player Benny Watts in the 2020 Netflix miniseries The Queen's Gambit.
Furthermore, he is filming for the TV series Unsinkable as Arthur Hawkins.
His Work As Benny Watts In The Queen’s Gambit
The Queen’s Gambit, directed by Scott Frank, is an American dramatic television miniseries based on Walter Tevis's 1983 novel. The main character Beth Harmon was portrayed by Anya Taylor-Joy and Thomas as Benny was a friend and one of Beth's major competitors.
The series is a fictional story of an orphan chess prodigy, Beth Harmon, whose only quest was to become the world's greatest chess player. However, she also struggled with emotional problems, drug and alcohol dependency.
Benny, an intelligent chess prodigy portrayed by Thomas, cross path with Beth (Anya) and becomes rival-turned-friend.
In the series, Benny is always seen wearing a long leather jacket and carrying a big knife strapped to his leg.
Although his looks looked arrogant with a strut, his damn charming look changed the whole scenario.
Moreover, besides having a good relationship with his Queen’s Gambit co-star, he has also got a great working relationship with his director and writer Scott Franks.
About His Parents & Family
Thomas Brodie-Sangster, born on 16 May 1990, hails from London, England. He is the son of theater actors Mark Sangster and Tasha Bertram. Moreover, his father’s family is from Banchory, Scotland.
His father, a theater actor, is also a musician and taught Thomas to play the drum for his role in Love Actually. Thomas also has a younger sister named Ava.