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Sebastian ArmestoBorn: Thursday 3rd June 1982 (age: 41)
Sebastian Armesto is an English film, television and theatre actor. He is the son of the historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto. He was educated at Eton College.
Television and film
Armesto played Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor in the series The Tudors. He starred in the 2008 ITV drama series The Palace as the King's carefree younger brother Prince George. He then played the character of Edmund Sparkler in the 2008 BBC version of Charles Dickens' novel Little Dorrit. In the 2011 film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Armesto played the Spanish King Ferdinand VI. He plays the poet and playwright Ben Jonson in Roland Emmerich’s feature film Anonymous.
Armesto has acted in high-profile theatre productions in Britain, including three shows at the National Theatre and one at the Royal Court. He also writes and directs theatre with company Simple 8. His productions include directing and adaptating Les Enfants du Paradis to great acclaim. Most recently, he co-wrote and directed a play based on William Hogarth's The Four Stages of Cruelty and new versions of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Moby-Dick.