Asa Butterfield Biography
Birthday: April 1, 1997 (Aries)
Born In: Islington, London, England
Asa Maxwell Thornton Farr Butterfield is a British actor who is most popular for portraying Hugo Cabret in Martin Scorsese's drama film ‘Hugo’. A native of London, Butterfield got introduced to acting at the age of seven when he began going to the Young Actors' Theatre Islington on Friday afternoons. He made his screen debut in 2006 in the television film ‘After Thomas’. His first cinematic appearance came about a year later, in the action-drama ‘Son of Rambow’. In 2008, he earned much critical praise for his outing as the main character Bruno in the Holocaust film ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’. He was also cast as the young Mordred in BBC’s ‘Merlin’ and Norman in the fantasy film ‘Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang’. After the release of ‘Hugo’, Butterfield emerged as one of the most talented and popular young actors on the international scene. The film not only garnered him multiple awards but also led to him being cast as Ender Wiggin in ‘Ender’s Game’, Nathan Ellis in ‘X+Y’, Jacob "Jake" Portman in ‘Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children’, and Gardner Elliot in ‘The Space Between Us’. Besides acting, Butterfield is active as a musician and music producer and has co-designed a video game for Apple.