George Blagden

George Blagden Biography

George Paul Blagden (born December 28, 1989) is a London-based stage and film actor. He is best known for his role of the cynical revolutionary Grantaire in the 2012 film adaptation of Les Misérables. He also stars in the television series Vikings as the monk Athelstan.

Early life and education

Blagden began singing at age 13, performing in various choirs and his own rock band. He attended the Oundle School with a Drama scholarship and appeared in the school's Stahl Theatre in such roles as The Baker in Into the Woods and Marc in 'Art'. Also while at Oundle, Blagden became a member of the National Youth Theatre and was selected as one of four students to participate in a masterclass with Sir Ian McKellen. Following his graduation, he studied Acting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, from which he graduated in 2011.


In 2011, Blagden received his first acting role as Andy in the feature film The Philosophers, which is to be theatrically released in 2013. He has since appeared in Wrath of the Titans, Les Misérables, and Vikings.


Year Title Role Notes
2013 The Philosophers Andy
2012 Wrath of the Titans Soldier #1
2012 Les Misérables Grantaire National Board of Review Award for Best Cast
Satellite Award for Best Cast " Motion Picture
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated"?Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Acting Ensemble
Nominated"?Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Nominated"?San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble
Nominated"?Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Year Title Role Notes
2013"present Vikings Athelstan Main cast


Year Award Category Film Result
2012 National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Best Acting by an Ensemble Les Misérables rowspan="2"
Best Ensemble
San Diego Film Critics Society Best Ensemble Performance
Satellite Awards Best Ensemble, Motion Picture rowspan="2"
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Acting Ensemble
2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

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