Will Tudor is an English film and TV actor. He is best known for playing the supporting role of ‘Olyvar’ in the ‘HBO’ fantasy–drama series ‘Game of Thrones.’ He resolved to pursue acting as his career after playing the lead role in Marlowe's 'Doctor Faustus' while attending ‘Leicester University.’ After obtaining a BA in acting from the ‘Royal Central School of Speech and Drama,’ ‘University of London,’ he made his TV debut with a small role in the three-part ‘BBC’ TV drama ‘Great Expectations.’ He then advanced his TV career with a recurring role in the American fantasy–drama series ‘Game of Thrones.’ Moving on, he played a recurring role in the American supernatural drama series ‘Shadowhunters.’ He also bagged the main role of ‘Odi’/ ‘V’ in the science-fiction series ‘Humans.’ Meanwhile, he forayed into films and appeared in an uncredited role in the fantasy–comedy–horror film ‘Vampire Academy,’ before making his debut with the comedy–drama movie ‘Bonobo.’ He also played ‘Tristan’ in the British drama film ‘Tomorrow,’ which premiered at the ‘Seneca Film Festival.’
Childhood & Early Life
William James Sibree Tudor was born on April 11, 1987, in London, England. Both his parents are doctors. He grew up with his brother, Robert Brown, and his sister, Elizabeth Bott.
He grew up in the Stratford-upon-Avon area. He studied English at ‘Leicester University’ and graduated in 2008. Although initially, Tudor considered becoming a doctor like his parents, he later decided to take up acting as his career after playing the lead role in Marlowe's 'Doctor Faustus,' staged at ‘Leicester University.’
He then attended the ‘Royal Central School of Speech and Drama’ and earned a BA degree in acting in 2011. While there, he played ‘Sky Masterson’ in 'Guys and Dolls' and was also seen as the titular character in 'Richard III.’
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Tudor made his TV with the bit role of ‘Estella's admirer in the TV miniseries ‘Great Expectations.’ Adapted from the 1861 novel of the same title by Charles Dickens, the miniseries originally aired on ‘BBC One’ from December 27 to December 29, 2011.
He gained initial recognition with the recurring role of ‘Olyvar’ in the popular ‘HBO’ fantasy–drama series ‘Game of Thrones.’ He featured in seven episodes of the series, from season 3 to season 5 (2013–2015).
He featured as ‘Young Sam Reid’ in a 2013 episode of the British medical soap opera ‘Doctors.’
He appeared in the uncredited role of ‘Senior Novice’ in the Mark Waters-directed 2014-released fantasy–comedy–horror film ‘Vampire Academy.’ That year, he made his film debut with the role of ‘Toby’ in the British comedy–drama film ‘Bonobo,’ which received positive reviews from critics. The same year, he essayed the supporting role of solicitor ‘Jack Moorhouse’ in four episodes of the first season of the British drama series ‘In the Club.’ He also appeared as ‘Joseph’ in the ‘Lifetime’ miniseries ‘The Red Tent.’
From 2015 to 2018, he remained part of main cast of the ‘Channel 4’/‘AMC’ drama ‘Humans.’ He featured as ‘Odi’/’V’ in 14 of its 24 episodes. In 2016, he portrayed the character of ‘Frank Whiteley’ in four episodes of the British period drama ‘Mr Selfridge.’
Between 2017 and 2018, Tudor featured as ‘Sebastian Verlac’/‘Jonathan Morgenstern’ during seasons 2 and 3 of the ‘Freeform’ supernatural drama series ‘Shadowhunters.’ He appeared in 11 episodes of the series.
He played the real-life character of noted English ice dancer and ‘Olympic’ gold medalist Christopher Dean in the British televisual biopic ‘Torvill & Dean.’ Based on the early life and career of Dean and his skating partner, Jayne Torvill, the film was aired on ‘ITV’ on December 25, 2018.
The drama film ‘Tomorrow’ featured him in the role of ‘Tristan.’ The film has already premiered at the ‘Seneca Film Festival’ in the US on October 19, 2018, and is set to release in the UK on September 27, 2019.
Family & Personal Life
Tudor is dating American actor Katherine McNamara since 2011. They made their relationship public in 2016. The two shared screen space in ‘Shadowhunters.’