Angus Imrie is a British radio, television and stage actor, who rose to prominence for his role as Josh Archer in one of the longest running drama serials, “The Archers”, which airs on BBC Radio 4.
Angus William Jake Imrie was born on August 2, 1994 on the Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England. His father was Benjamin Whitrow, a British actor best known for his role as Mr. Bennett in ‘Pride and Prejudice’. His mother is a British actress and novelist, Celia Imrie, who is best known for her work in the franchise series “Bridget Jones” and Victoria Wood’s comedy skits. He has two older half-siblings from his father’s previous marriage.
Angus graduated from Dulwich College, an independent boys’ boarding school in London, and went on to receive a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Theater Studies from the University of Warwick in 2015. To further prepare for his acting career, he went on to study at the UK’s oldest acting school, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) from 2015 to 2017.
Angus had always been fascinated with acting since he was a young boy. Most of his early career appearances were because his mother was also in it.
At age 5, he made his own first screen display in the movie “Station Jim” produced by BBC One. He was also part of the 2005 movie ‘Wah-Wah’ but he was not credited. It was followed by the TV drama series ‘Kingdom’ in which he appeared in an episode that aired in 2007.
While going through his teenage years, he continued to build his acting resume with a variety of notable projects. In 2012, Angus was part of ‘Restless’, a TV version of William Boyd’s novel of the same name, and ‘The Hollow Crown’, a series of television adaptations of William Shakespeare’s tetralogy called ‘Henriad’. In 2013, he took part in an episode of ‘Father Brown’, the third longest-running daytime series to air on BBC One.
Angus also took part in several plays, most notably Shakespeare’s “Richard II” in which he played the role of Bagot, and “Nell Gwynn” in the role of Ned Spigett, both staged at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2015.
He gained popularity when he took on the important role of Josh Archer in the longest running radio drama series ‘The Archers’. It has been airing since 1951 and has had about 19,000 episodes in a span of 69 years. It is a beloved radio soap opera, and thus his recurring role helped to make his name known to the public apart from his well-known origins.
Angus landed movie roles after a string of TV appearances. In 2017, he was part of the short film released online called “Circadia” written and directed by Roger Hyams. The following year, he was part of the main cast of ‘Pond Life’, a film about teen anxiety and trauma written by Richard Cameron and directed by Bill Buckhurst. It premiered at the 2019 Glasgow International Film Festival and received a 75% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Also in 2019, he had a supporting role in 20e Century Fox movie ‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ starring Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Patrick Stewart and Rebecca Ferguson. He played the Young Merlin, and it would have been his ticket to a global audience given it was a joint US-British production, but unfortunately it was a commercial disappointment despite receiving mostly positive reviews from the critics.
Angus was over the moon when he heard that Patrick Stewart would be part of the film – in an interview during the promo of the film he said: “Sir Patrick just got involved and came to play Merlin, which, as you can imagine, was so fantastic for everyone involved in the film, but especially for me to get a part with him. can share. As it turns out, Patrick had worked in theater with Angus’ mother many years ago, and so he was excited to work with Angus as well.
Angus returned to television and was seen as Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales, from the historical drama mini-series ‘The Spanish Princess’. It was a TV adaptation of Philippa Gregor’s two novels, ‘The King’s Curse’ and ‘The Constant Princess’ and aired in 2019. In the same year, he also appeared in the comedy series ‘Fleabag’ produced by Amazon Studios and Two Brothers Picture for the BBC’s digital channel.
In 2020, he had the supporting role in ‘Emma’, a comedy-drama film based on Jane Austen’s 1815 novel of the same name. Directed by Autumn de Wilde, it was released in both the UK and the US, but it has only grossed $25.2 million worldwide due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Critic reviews from Metacritic, CinemaScore, and PostTrak have all been generally positive, and it has an 85% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Angus’s parents never married simply because his mother had a clear understanding and understanding with his father, who is a close friend of hers. From the beginning she didn’t want a relationship or marriage; she just wanted to be a parent. He is quite close with his mother. There is no other information about his dating history or personal life.
Who is Cecil Imrie?
Celia Diana Savile Imrie was born on July 15, 1952 in Guildford, Surrey, one of five children of David Andrew Imrie, who was a radiologist, and Diana Elizabeth Bois Cator. She graduated from Guildford High School and graduated from Guildford School of Acting. She is considered one of the most successful actresses in Britain in recent years, and besides being popular in the UK, she has been a part of many Hollywood films such as the series “Bridget Jones”, “Nanny McPhee” , “Mamma Mia! Here we go again” and “Malevolent”.
During the day an interview with The Scotsman, she said, “People don’t always approve of that, and I’ve gotten into trouble for that.” This referred to the time when she had Angus, and she didn’t want to be tied down to marriage or any kind of relationship, which disappointed Angus’ grandmother.
As of early 2020, sources estimate her net worth at over $5 million from all the work she has done for TV, theatre, movies and her novels.
Who is Benjamin Whitrow?
Benjamin John Whitrow was born in Oxford on February 17, 1937 to Philip Whitrow, a teacher, and Mary Alexandra Flaunders. In addition to his role in “Pride and Prejudice”, produced by the BBC in 1995, he was the voice of Fowler in the popular animated film “Chicken Run”, with Mel Gibson as the voice of the main character. He also participated in numerous movies, television series and radio shows.
He was previously married to Catherine Cook and had two children. Angus was born when he was already 57 years old. He died on September 28, 2017, at the age of 80.
In 2014, Angus received the Most Promising Actor Award from Spotlight, a casting agency, at The Sunday Times National Student Drama Festival.
Angus is 1.83 m tall and weighs about 65 kg. He is white with light brown hair and brown eyes.
As of early 2020, sources estimate his net worth at over $1 million, and coupled with that of his mother, he is said to be living a comfortable life.