Date of Birth
2 December 1988,
6' 4" (1.93 m)
Alfred Lewis Enoch was born December 2, 1988 in Westminster, London, England, the son of English actor William Russell (William Russell Enoch) and Brazilian doctor Balbina Gutierrez. He is an actor, known for his role as Dean Thomas in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) (2001), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) (2002), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) (2004), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) (2005), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)_ (2007), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) (2009), and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) (2011). More recently, he has played Philotus in Timon of Athens (2012), and Titus Lartius in Coriolanus (2013 - 2014), by William Shakespeare, both at the Donmar Warehouse theater.
He is the son of William Russell (born William Russell Enoch), a British actor, and Balbina Gutierrez, a Brazilian physician. His father is of English (European) descent and his mother is of Afro-Brazilian ancestry.
He attends Westminster, a public boarding school in London.
He enjoys rowing for the school team.
His father, William Russell, is best known as part of the original cast of Doctor Who (1963), in which he played the teacher Ian Chesterton until 1965. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) featured Julian Glover, whose son Jamie Glover played Russell in "An Adventure Through Time and Space" (2010).
Enoch doesn't own a TV or smartphone and, except for the occasional use of Skype, he does not partake in social media.
He speaks Portuguese fluently.
By the time I was seven, I did a sonnet at Shakespeare's Globe theatre for Shakespeare's birthday because my dad had been at the first season of the Globe and was friends with the artistic director. Somehow, that lead to me doing a sonnet!
I have this strange notion that clothes should be fun.
I got told by pretty much everyone I knew that, if I'm going to be out in L.A., working, you need a car. So I was thinking, I'm going to try and not get a car, just because I'm a contrarian that way.
I love the Beatles. Now I know I'm a good few decades late on this one, but I've always been behind the curve.
Sometimes people are like, 'Hey, you played Dean Thomas!' and I'm like, 'Wow, you actually know!' It kind of shocks me because when I think about movies I love, and if I saw someone who essentially did what I did in Harry Potter, I probably wouldn't recognize them walking down the street.
I really love my work, so wherever it takes me, I'm happy to be.
I struggle with technology. I think it doesn't like me because I think it knows I don't like it.
I think dead humans rising from their graves with little to no sense of who they were in their past lives to mindlessly roam the earth consigning others to the same fate would be a bit depressing.
I have not seen Legally Blonde (2001). I must be in the small, ever-dwindling minority on that one.
I don't think of myself as a trendy person at all, and if I'm anything, I'm probably contrarian.
When I was, like, 10, I decided it would look really cool, so I pretended I was British. And I've been doing that ever since.