Who is Rollo Weeks?
Rollo Weeks is a former British actor turned businessman who rose to fame with the film ‘The Little Vampire’. Born into a film-loving family, Weeks began acting at a young age and attended Sylvia Young's Theater School while he was growing up. As a child actor, he made his debut with the TV series ‘Google Eyes’ and went on to appear in ‘It Could Be You’, Braveheart’, and ‘Berkley Square.’ His breakthrough arrived only in 2000 when he was roped in to play the lead character in the comedy ‘The Little Vampire’. The movie became a hit, and Rollo Weeks earned a Young Artist Award nomination for his performance. Since then, Weeks has been seen in a wide array of roles. His most notable appearances include his performances in ‘The Lost Prince’, ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’, and ‘The Thief Lord’. Despite early success, Weeks has decided to take a step back from acting because he wants to lead an ordinary life. More recently, he turned into an entrepreneur when he co-founded the fried chicken outlet ‘Fancy Funkin Chicken’ in Brixton.
Rollo Weeks started acting at a very young age. He was first seen in a minor role in the mini TV series ‘Goggle Eyes’ in 1993, where he played the role of Joseph. Next, he appeared in the TV movie ‘It Could Be You’, in 1995. In the same year, he also played a minor role in the popular war film ‘Braveheart’, when he was part of the crowd at the scene of execution. After a couple of years, he was seen as Lord Louis Wilton in the 1998 drama TV series ‘Berkley Square’. He appeared in a single episode, which was titled ‘Gone a’Hunting’. It was only in 2000 that Weeks became a famous name. He was roped in to play the role of Rudolph Sackville-Bagg in the comedy adventure ‘The Little Vampire’. Directed by Uli Edel, the film also starred the likes of Jonathan Lipnicki, Richard E. Grant, Jim Carter, and Alice Krige. It was well received by the critics and performed successfully at the box office. Weeks became a famous figure after the movie’s release, and he also earned a nomination for a Young Artist Award.
In the 2001 miniseries ‘Attila’, Rollo Weeks played the character of Young Attila and appeared in two episodes. In 2003, he was seen in the TV movie ‘The Lost Prince’ directed by Stephen Poliakoff as Prince George. Later in the year, he starred in the big-budget movie ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ as Frans. Weeks shared screen space with the likes of Colin Firth, Scarlett Johansson, and Tom Wilkinson in this popular movie. In 2004, he appeared in the adventure comedy ‘George and the Dragon’ as Wryn. Later, he played the role of Jack Bradley in the Colin Nutley drama ‘The Queen of Sheba’s Pearls’. His second breakthrough came in 2006, when he was asked the play the lead character Scipio in the movie ‘The Thief Lord’. The movie was based on Cornelia Funke’s novel of the same name and was directed by Richard Claus. The movie was a massive success.
Rollo Weeks was next seen on the big screen only in 2009 when he played the role of Guido in the Stephen Frears comedy drama ‘Cheri’. In the same year, he also played the role of Albert O'Hara in the TV movie ‘Blood in the Water’. His appearances dwindled after this. In 2010, he appeared in the Bernard Rose biopic ‘Mr. Nice’ and was last seen in the comedy ‘Booked Out’ as Jacob in 2012. Weeks’s decision to step away from the big screen was a conscious one as he wanted to focus on living his life like any other ordinary person. He spoke about his decision on Twitter and mentioned that he doesn’t regret having taken this step. Recently, he turned a businessman when he co-founded the fried chicken outlet ‘Fancy Funkin Chicken’ along with Nathan Pattie and Lars Larson in Brixton. He is currently devoted to running this restaurant.
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Family & Personal Life
Rollo Weeks was born on March 20, 1987 in Chichester, England to Robin and Susan Wade Weeks. His mother was an active part of the film industry and has played various roles over the last twenty years. He has two sisters: Honeysuckle and Perdita Weeks, who are both famous actresses. He attended the Sylvia Young's Theater School when he was growing up. He was previously in a relationship with Anna Popplewell, an English actress. The couple ended things on an amicable note. It is currently not known if Weeks is in a relationship with somebody as he maintains a low-key profile and prefers to not talk about his personal life. His hobbies include skateboarding, trekking, and spending time with his family.
Rollo Weeks is named after his family’s most traceable ancestor, who was a Viking. The name means a ‘famous wolf’.