Asa Butterfield — British actor
Asa Maxwell Thornton Farr Butterfield was born on 1 April 1997 in London. Asa wanted to become an actor since childhood and his family supported the desire. Butterfield started performing in the Young Actors' Theatre Islington when he was just seven years old.
When the young actor was just 9 years old, he debuted on TV in the drama After Thomas, in which he played a small supporting role. A year later, Asa debuted on the big screen in Garth Jennings’ comedy Son of Rambow. The movie received positive reviews from the critics and earned several prestigious awards and nominations.
Asa’s breakthrough role came to him in 2006, when he performed in the drama The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. The filming was done in Budapest and came to an end in 2008. Asa played a German boy Bruno, who was friends with another boy from a German concentration camp. In the end, both died in the gas chamber. The movie was a big hit. It earned a variety of prestigious awards and nominations. The young actor was nominated for a prize at British Independent Film Awards in the "Most Promising Newcomer" category, Young Artist Awards for "Best Leading Performance (International Feature Film)", and several more.