Jonah Hauer-King

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Jonah Hauer-King
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Born
Jonah Andre Hauer-King

(1995-05-30) 30 May 1995 (age 27)
Islington, London, England
EducationSt John's College, Cambridge
OccupationActor
Years active2014–present

Jonah Andre Hauer-King (born 30 May 1995) is an English actor. He has starred in the films The Last Photograph (2017) and A Dog's Way Home (2019), and appeared in the television miniseries Howards End (2017), Little Women (2017) and World on Fire (2019). In 2020, he was cast as Prince Eric in the Disney film The Little Mermaid (2023).

Early life and education[edit]

Hauer-King was born on 30 May 1995 in Islington, London, the son of Debra Hauer, a Jewish theatre producer and therapist, and Jeremy King, a prominent London restaurateur.[1][2][3] His sister is Margot Hauer-King, an accounts manager and partner of actor Josh O'Connor.[4][5] Hauer-King was raised Jewish.[6][7] His maternal grandparents were Polish Jews who fled Warsaw in the 1930s.[8]

He attended St John's College, Cambridge, where he graduated with a first class degree in theology and religious studies,[9][6] juggling acting roles on stage and screen whilst he was there.[9]

Career[edit]

Hauer-King's first feature was a lead role in Danny Huston's The Last Photograph, which received its world premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. He played Laurie in the 2017 BBC version of Little Women,[10][11] and starred as Andrius Aras in the film Ashes in the Snow (2018), opposite Bel Powley, and as David in Postcards from London (2018). He also starred as Lucas in the film A Dog's Way Home (2019).[12] His other roles include The Song of Names and This Is the Night. His most recent feature was playing Harry Chase in BBC World War II drama World on Fire (2019). King also appeared in the television film Agatha and the Curse of Ishtar. On 12 November 2019, it was announced that King would play Prince Eric in the upcoming live-action film adaptation of The Little Mermaid.[13][14]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 The Maiden AC Short film
Blue Kool Klown
2015 Holding on for a Good Time Johnnie
2016 Regardez Byron
2017 The Last Photograph Luke Hammond
2018 Postcards from London David
Old Boys Winchester
Ashes in the Snow Andrius Aras
2019 A Dog's Way Home Lucas
The Song of Names Dovidl aged 17–23
2021 This Is the Night Christian Dedea
2022 Helvellyn Edge Clive Filming
2023 The Little Mermaid Prince Eric Post-production[15][16]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2017 Howards End Paul Wilcox 2 episodes
Little Women Laurie Laurence 3 episodes
2019–present World on Fire Harry Chase Series regular
2019 Agatha and the Curse of Ishtar Max Mallowan Television film

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jeremy King: A lot of Londoners don't realise they're culture-hungry". Evening Standard. 23 September 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2020.
  2. ^ Wise, Louis (29 September 2019). "Jonah Hauer-King interview: meet the hero of the BBC war drama World on Fire". The Times. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  3. ^ Law, Katie (23 September 2016). "Jeremy King, interview: People like us have to be the catalyst for Londoners becoming culture-hungry". Evening Standard. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  4. ^ Jocelyn Silver (13 November 2019). "The Little Mermaid Remake Finally Has Its Prince Eric". W Magazine. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  5. ^ Tom Lamont (28 November 2019). "Josh O'Connor: 'I had to advocate for Prince Charles on set. He's always told: shut up'". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  6. ^ a b Bloom, Nate (12 December 2012). "Rachel Weisz up for Golden Globe! Philip Glass goes to Kennedy Center! Puppies!". J. The Jewish News of Northern California. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  7. ^ "World On Fire | An interview with Jonah Hauer-King (Harry Chase)". Bradford Zone | TV FEATURES. 26 September 2019. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  8. ^ The Eagle 2017 St John's College, University Cambridge. 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Student treads the boards alongside Kenneth Branagh". St. John, Cambridge. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  10. ^ "MASTERPIECE – MASTERPIECE Studio Podcast: Maya Hawke & Jonah Hauer-King". PBS. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  11. ^ Wagner, Curt (11 May 2018). "Jonah Hauer-King: Man among 'Little Women'". tvshowpatrol.com. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  12. ^ "New Actor Jonah Hauer-King is Bella's Beloved Human in 'A Dog's Way Home'". InqPOP!. 6 February 2019. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  13. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (12 November 2019). "'Little Mermaid': Jonah Hauer-King Wins Role Of Prince Eric". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  14. ^ "'Little Mermaid' Live-Action Remake Finds Its Prince Eric in Jonah Hauer-King". The Hollywood Reporter. 12 November 2019. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  15. ^ Shuler, Skyler (30 January 2021). "Javier Bardem Reveals Filming on 'The Little Mermaid' Has Begun". TheDisInsider.com. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  16. ^ Bonomolo, Cameron (12 July 2021). "The Little Mermaid's Halle Bailey Reveals First Look at Live-Action Ariel as Filming Wraps". Movies. Retrieved 22 July 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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