Date of Birth
3 December 1992, Canterbury, Kent, England, UK
Joseph McManners was born December 3, 1992, and lives in Kent, United Kingdom. He was chosen from around 1500 children to play the lead role in the BBC's operatic version of "The Little Prince" despite never having received formal singing lessons.
During rehearsals for "The Little Prince", he was spotted by a talent agent and this led to him being signed to a Â£2 million 4-album record deal with Sony BMG in 2005. He released his first album, "In Dreams" on December 5th, 2005.
He has also appeared in several theatre productions, and was most recently seen playing Oliver in the BBC's "Celebrate Oliver!"
Released debut album 'In Dreams' on 5th December 2005
Attends The Simon Langton Grammar School
Although his scenes in Hot Fuzz (2007), in which he played an angelic schoolboy named Gabriel, were deleted, they may still be seen in bonus material on the DVD.
Auditioned for the role of Eustace Scrubbs in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010).
Turned down the role of the young Hannibal Lecter in Hannibal Rising (2007).
Left Sony BMG in December 2006 due to "creative differences". At the same time it was reported that his voice has broken.
Canterbury, Kent, England [February 2006]
'Everything is so exciting at the moment. My school friends back home in Canterbury can't quite believe what I am up to. I can't wait for everyone to hear my new album'.