While his parents have a prolific career in the medical field, Iain De Caestecker has chosen acting as his passion. He took a bold step into the unknown, which was the right move in the end, as he quickly achieved global fame. But who is Iain De Caestecker really?
Early life and education
Iain De Caestecker was born on December 29, 1987 in Glasgow, Scotland.
His mother is dr. Linda De Caestecker, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Director of Public Health (DPH), as well as an Honorary Professor at the University of Glasgow, and his father is a medical doctor. Linda also spent some time working with underprivileged children in West Africa and various parts of the UK. Iain is not an only child as he has a twin sister named Nicky. He and his sister grew up in Glasgow where Iain attended Hillhead Primary School, and he graduated from Langslide College, Glasgow in 2010 with a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Acting and Performance.
De Caestecker’s acting career had actually started when he was just nine years old, when he was discovered during his acting classes. He landed a role in “Billy and Zorba”, a 1999 BBC short film, and landed his second role a year later when he appeared in the horror comedy film “The Little Vampire”. Immediately after, he guest starred in the TV sitcom “Lip Service”, and co-starred with Chris Fountain in the UK’s most watched and longest running soap opera, “Coronation Street”. he played the character of Adam Barlow, a role he held for three seasons and over 50 episodes before being replaced by an older actor.
In 2011, De Caestecker earned a BAFTA Scotland nomination in the Best Actor/Actress – Television category for his performance in the BBC series “Young James Herriot”, and later that same year starred in another BBC sitcom, “The Fades “. In 2013, he acted in several films, including “In Fear”, the psychological horror film that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, “The Filth” and “Not Another Happy Ending”, which earned him another BAFTA nomination, in the Best Actor category. /Actress – Movie.
The same year, he starred in Gabrielle Aplin’s music video for “Please Don’t Say You Love Me”. Several months later, De Caestecker landed a role that would propel him to stardom, when he became a regular on Marvel’s television show “Agents of SHIELD”, playing the role of Leopold James “Leo” Fitz, a scientist and a secret agent .
He also did voice acting when that same role was turned into an animated character for an episode of ‘Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man Vs. The Sinister Six” on Disney XD channel.
Being part of the “Marvel Cinematic Universe” (MCU) earned him a huge fan base, loved by thousands if not millions. As of 2020, he is still present in the series, which is now in its seventh season. In 2014, he also starred in Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut “Lost River”, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and was released in the US in April of the following year.
De Caestecker continued his stream of successful roles in the following years and in 2018 he co-starred in ‘Overlord’, a horror movie created by director JJ Abrams that premiered at Fantastic Fest.
The film deals with a group of American soldiers on the eve of D-Day, with De Caestecker playing Chase, one of the military officers; the film received two nominations at the Saturn Awards in 2019. De Caestecker was also cast in the new political thriller sitcom on BBC, “Roadkill”. In 2015, Iain De Caestecker was named “Performer of the Week” by TVLine for his performance in “Laws of Nature”.
De Caestecker does his best to keep his private life just that way, and not much is known about him except for his acting endeavors.
His fans have put him in touch with many of his fellow actresses, but he has never said anything about the rumor; he has never attended any public events in the company of a particular woman, just as no girl can be seen on his social media platforms. This has made many speculate about his sexual orientation, and gossip that he could be gay – however, De Caestecker has publicly denied these rumors on several occasions.
De Caestecker is only active on his Instagram profile, and even there he doesn’t post too often. He himself has stated multiple times that he hates social media, so his lack of regular posting is not something to be surprised about.
Iain De Caestecker has had a successful acting career for more than 20 years so far, which has helped him accumulate his wealth. His ability is estimated around $5 million as of early 2020.
The Caestecker is considered by many to be quite handsome. He is 1.73 m tall, with no visible tattoos or any kind of body changes. His other body measurements are unknown, but it is noticeable that he has an athletic build. He has dark hair and bright blue eyes.