29 years old (Born on April 10, 1990)
Actor, model; He is famous from Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker, I Am Number Four, and Beastly.Alex says if he wasn't an actor, he probably would be a race car driver. (tv.com) Alex's favourite movie is the 1992 film Chaplin (tv.com) Has a younger half-brother, James Ireland (b. 1993), who is a talented tennis player. His mother Lee attended the same boarding school as Channing Tatum`s mother Gennifer. The two woman both now in their 50s have been best friends since the age of 13. Moved to America is 2007 to persue his film career.
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Alex doesn`t like football.
The son of actor Richard Pettyfer and former model Lee Ireland (now a TV presenter.
Alex wont be starring in The Mummy 3 as Rick O`Connells` (Brendan Fraser) son. He has been replaced by Luke Ford.
Briefly attended Millfield School, one of the largest and most prestigious private school in England
He attends Shiplake College, a prestigious boarding school located in Henley-on-Thames
He would love to act with Tom Cruise. (tv.com)
Has had renal (kidney) problems since early childhood.
At the age of seven, he was modeling for the company M&S and GAP. (tv.com)
Anthony Horowitz, the author of Stormbreaker (2006), practically handpicked Alex for the role of Alex Rider in the film version of the book after seeing his impressive performance in Tom Brown`s Schooldays (2005) (TV).
His favourite colour is orange. (tv.com)
In 2007 Alex was nominated in the Empire Awards, UK for 'Best Male Newcomer' for the 2006 film Stormbreaker. (tv.com)
Alex enjoys skiing, dancing, ballet and hockey.
During term time over his secondary school years, Alex was a boarder at Shiplake College, a prestigious boarding school located in Henley-on-Thames. Over the holidays, he lived with his family in the centre of Windsor, Berkshire. His mother Lee Ireland (nee Robinson), a former American television presenter, and property developer stepfather Michael Ireland have lived in the town for the past six years.
Was offered the title role of Eragon in Eragon (2006) based on the best-selling novel "Eragon" by Christopher Paolini prior to the casting of Edward Speleers. He turned down the part because of his fear of flying.
Briefly attended Millfield School, one of the largest and most prestigious private school in England.
In August of 2007 moved to a small city in South Dakota which is in the mid-western region of the United States. He made this move to be closer to LA and New York so he could focus on his film career. He lived with close friends of his family and graduated from a public high school in May of 2008.
His nickname is A, which is short for Alex or Alexander. (tv.com)
Was a fashion model for Ralph Lauren and the GAP.
While fiming Wild Child, Alex admitted to dating Emma Roberts and he believed she was the love of his life. He has a tattoo with the initials ER around his wrist and around his wedding finger that is why he now wears a ring around his finger to hid it.
Alex has a fear of flying.
His parents divorced at a very young age and they have shared custody of Alex.
Over the holidays, Alex lives with his family in the centre of Windsor, Berkshire. His mother Lee Ireland, a former American television presenter, and property developer stepfather Michael Ireland have lived in the town for the past eight years. (tv.com)
Alex's mother got re-married to Michael Ireland, a property developer. (tv.com)
Ewan McGregor, co-star of Alex's on Stormbreaker, gave Alex advice on separating his private and personal life. According to Alex, ever since he was told this, he has kept it in mind and used it. (tv.com)
He finished school in July 2006, at the age of sixteen, after passing eleven GCSEs.
He has met Sarah Bolger and Emma Roberts.
He would love to work with directors like Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. (tv.com)
Went to the same school as Daniel Radcliffe
His family is very close friends with Channing Tatum`s family, so close that the two families spend almost every major holiday together.
His idol is Al Pacino. (tv.com)
Played Willy Wonka in a school production of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory when he was younger.
has seven tattoos, including a Celtic cross on his chest, Arabic script on the inside of his right arm, the words, "What Goes Around Comes Around" on his right shoulder, the letters "ER" inside interlinking hearts on his right wrist, Kanji script on his lower waist.In the June 2009 issue of Sugar Magazine`s LadMag he said he now has seven tattoos, stating that one was "Just above my, er, `bits.`"
Alex wanted to be a policeman (tv.com)
Son of former US TV presenter Lee Ireland from her first marriage to actor Richard Pettyfer.
At the age of fifteen, he was chosen out of five hundred other boys to play the part of Alex Rider in the film version of Anthony Horowitz`s Stormbreaker (2006), a British teen novel revolving around a fourteen-year-old hired by MI6 to be a spy.