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Thomas Sangster

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Thomas Sangster
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Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Born: Wed 16th May 1990 (age: 27)

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Thomas Sangster is an English film and television actor, best known for his roles as Jojen Reed in Game of Thrones and the voice of Ferb Fletcher in Phineas and Ferb.

Sangster was born in London. His father, who is also a musician and film editor, starred in the musical adaptation of The Lion King in Germany.

Sangster's first acting job was in a BBC television film, Station Jim. He subsequently appeared in a few more television films, including the lead roles in Bobbie's Girl, The Miracle of the Cards (based on the story of Craig Shergold) and Stig of the Dump. He won the "Golden Nymph" award at the 43rd Annual Monte Carlo Television Festival for his role in the miniseries Entrusted. Love Actually, in which he played Liam Neeson's stepson, was Sangster's first major theatrical film. He was nominated for a "Golden Satellite Award" and a "Young Artist Award" for his role in the film.

Sangster next appeared in a television adaptation of the novel Feather Boy and played a younger version of James Franco's role in the film version of Tristan and Isolde, which was filmed in the Czech Republic. Among other things, Sangster takes part in a (child's) swordfight in the film. Sangster next starred in the commercially successful film Nanny McPhee, as the eldest of seven children.

In 2007 he appeared in a two-part story (Human Nature / The Family of Blood) in the third series of Doctor Who as schoolboy Timothy 'Tim' Latimer, and guest-starred in the Doctor Who audio dramas The Mind's Eye and The Bride of Peladon.

He also starred alongside Love Actually and Nanny McPhee co-star Colin Firth in the film adaptation of Valerio Massimo Manfredi's historical novel The Last Legion, released in 2007.

That same year he voiced the character of Ferb Fletcher in the Disney Channel animated series Phineas and Ferb alongside Love Actually co-star Olivia Olson, a role he continues to voice to this day.

In March 2008 it was announced that Sangster would star in Steven Spielberg's CGI motion capture film The Adventures of Tintin as the title character of Hergé's comic books. Sangster left the project after scheduling difficulties when filming was delayed in October 2008 and the role was instead given to Jamie Bell. At the end of March 2008, he began working with Oscar-winning director Jane Campion on her film Bright Star, a love story with Ben Whishaw and Abbie Cornish portraying John Keats and his lover Fanny Brawne.

In March 2009 Sangster joined Aaron Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Anne-Marie Duff in Nowhere Boy, a film directed by award-winning artist Sam Taylor-Wood, about the teenage years of John Lennon and the two women who shaped his early life: his mother Julia (Duff) and his aunt Mimi (Scott Thomas).

Sangster established Brodie Films in 2006 with his mother Tasha Bertram "to create opportunities in the film industry for new British talent; innovative writers, actors and directors."

In recent years he has come to prominence as Jojen Reed in Game of Thrones, and has also appeared as Rafe Sadler in Wolf Hall; he is providing the voice of John Tracy in the new animated series Thunderbirds Are Go!

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