Andrew Garfield

Andrew Garfield

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1983-08-20 (37 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, USA

31 Movies · 9 TV shows

Also Known As: ენდრიუ გარფილდი · Andrew Russell Garfield · 安德鲁·加菲尔德 · 앤드류 가필드

Biography

Andrew Russell Garfield (born 20 August 1983) is an American-British actor. An alumnus of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, he is the recipient of numerous accolades, including a Tony Award, and has been nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award, an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and three British Academy Film Awards.Born in Los Angeles and raised in Epsom, England, Garfield began his career on the UK stage and in television productions. He made his feature-film debut in the 2007 ensemble drama Lions for Lambs. Also that year, his performance in the television film Boy A earned him a British Academy Television Award for Best Actor. He came to international attention in 2010 with supporting roles in the drama The Social Network, for which he received BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations portraying Eduardo Saverin, and the science fiction romance Never Let Me Go. Garfield subsequently gained wider recognition for playing Spider-Man in the 2012 superhero film The Amazing Spider-Man and its 2014 sequel, a role he will reprise once more in the unrelated third Spider-Man film set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In 2016, Garfield starred in two critically acclaimed historical dramas, Hacksaw Ridge and Silence. His portrayal of Desmond T. Doss in the former earned him nominations for the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Actor.On stage, Garfield has played Biff in a 2012 Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's play Death of a Salesman, which earned him a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play.In 2018, he starred as Prior Walter in a production of Angels in America at the Royal National Theatre in London, a role for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actor. He reprised the role on Broadway in 2018, for which he received the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.

Personal Life

Garfield has dual citizenship in the United States and the United Kingdom. In 2009, he told the Sunday Herald that he "feels equally at home" in both the United States and the United Kingdom and "enjoys having a varied cultural existence". Garfield customarily gives interviews about his work, but does not publicly discuss details of his private life.In 2011, Garfield began dating his The Amazing Spider-Man co-star Emma Stone sometime during production of the film. In 2015, they were rumoured to have broken up although no formal statement was released. When asked about his sexuality, Garfield identified himself as heterosexual but has said that he has "an openness to any impulses that may arise within me at any time".In 2011, Garfield became the Ambassador of Sport for the Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO).Having completed the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola for Silence, he said how "What was really easy was falling in love with this person, was falling in love with Jesus Christ. That was the most surprising thing."In 2019, when asked if he identifies more as American or British, he stated, "I identify more as Jewish than anything... I have a love-hate relationship with both countries and used to be very proud to have both passports. Today, I'm slightly less proud."

Early Life

Garfield was born in Los Angeles, California. His mother, Lynn (née Hillman), was from Essex, England, and his father, Richard Garfield, is from California. Garfield's paternal grandparents were also from the United Kingdom. Garfield's parents moved the family from Los Angeles to the UK when he was three years old and was brought up in Epsom, Surrey. Garfield's father is Jewish; Garfield had a secular upbringing, and has referred to himself as an "agnostic pantheist", though he identifies as Jewish. His paternal grandparents were from Jewish immigrant families who moved to London from Poland, Russia and Romania, and the family surname was originally "Garfinkel".Garfield's parents ran a small interior design business. His mother is also a teaching assistant at a nursery school, and his father became head coach of the Guildford City Swimming Club. He has an older brother who is a doctor. Garfield was a gymnast and a swimmer during his early years, and was also an avid philatelist. He had originally intended to study business but became interested in acting at the age of 16 when a friend convinced him to take Theatre Studies at A-level as they were one pupil short of being able to run the class. Garfield attended Priory Preparatory School in Banstead and later City of London Freemen's School in Ashtead, before training at the Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

2 Movies
tick, tick...BOOM!

tick, tick...BOOM!

2021
Jon's career ambitions are putting Susan on hold. Michael, his best friend and roommate, has given up on his ambitions for a high paying advertising job on Madison Avenue and is about to move out. Jon...
The Eyes of Tammy Faye

The Eyes of Tammy Faye

2021
The world's largest religious broadcasting network and a theme park were created in the 1970s and ’80s by Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker, and they were revered for their message of love, acceptance and pro...

2020.

2 Movies
A Hole

A Hole

2020
A skilled workman digs a perfect hole in a cracked plain in an endless warehouse, a group of well-dressed people come and sit on comfortable couches, and the job begins to fall apart.
Mainstream

Mainstream

10
2020
In the internet age there is a cautionary tale about preserving self identity.

2019.

1 TV show
TV
RuPaul's Drag Race UK

RuPaul's Drag Race UK

2019
He traveled across the pond to find a queen with all the qualities he was looking for.

2018.

1 Movie
Under the Silver Lake

Under the Silver Lake

5.46
2018
Sam met a beautiful woman who was swimming in his building's pool. Sam embarked on a quest to find out what happened to her after she vanished.

2017.

5 Movies
Martin Scorsese's Journey Into Silence

Martin Scorsese's Journey Into Silence

2017
A behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of Martin Scorsese's "Silence"
The Soul of War: Making 'Hacksaw Ridge'

The Soul of War: Making 'Hacksaw Ridge'

2017
A comprehensive documentary detailing the making of 'Hacksaw Ridge', including the real-life people and story, casting, filming, special effects, stunts, and interviews with Mel Gibson, Andrew Garfiel...
Breathe

Breathe

7
2017
Based on the true story of Robin, a handsome, brilliant and adventurous man whose life takes a dramatic turn when he is paralyzed from the waist down.
National Theatre Live: Angels In America — Part One: Millennium Approaches

National Theatre Live: Angels In America — Part One: Millennium Approaches

2017
America in the late 1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. The National Theatre will s...
National Theatre Live: Angels In America — Part Two: Perestroika

National Theatre Live: Angels In America — Part Two: Perestroika

2017
America in the late 1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Tony award winning playwrig...

2016.

2 Movies
Silence

Silence

4.75
2016
Catholicism was banned in Japan in the 17th century.
Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge

6.67
2016
Medic from the American Army. Doss was the first Conscientious Objector to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.

2015.

1 TV show
TV
Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter

Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter

2015
Some of this year's most talked about talent open up about the challenges and triumphs of creating critically acclaimed series and performances.

2014.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Off Camera with Sam Jones

Off Camera with Sam Jones

2014
Sam Jones sits down with the professionals of television and movies, and other celebrities, to discuss their development before fame, their passions beyond their careers, and gives them a space to ope...
The Wages of Heroism: Making The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The Wages of Heroism: Making The Amazing Spider-Man 2

2014
A series of featurettes detailing the heroic efforts to bring "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" to life.
99 Homes

99 Homes

6
2014
Dennis Nash worked for Rick Carver, the corrupt real estate broker who evicted him, after striking a deal with the devil.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

6.27
2014
Peter has a lot to do. Between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with Gwen, high school graduation cannot come soon enough. Gwen's father was promised by Peter that he would stay...

2012.

4 Movies
The Amazing Spider-Man

The Amazing Spider-Man

6.45
2012
Peter was raised by his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. As Peter discovers a briefcase that belonged to his father, he begi...
The Amazing Spider-Man T4 Premiere Special

The Amazing Spider-Man T4 Premiere Special

2012
A TV special of the Amazing Spider-Man Premiere.
Heroes and Demons

Heroes and Demons

2012
Gripping thriller drama with fantastic all-star cast: Six different stories about crooks, misfits, heroes and their determination to overcome the destiny. Stories about intolerance, hopelessness, betr...
Rite of Passage: The Amazing Spider-Man Reborn

Rite of Passage: The Amazing Spider-Man Reborn

2012
A documentary on the making of The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), featuring interviews with the cast and crew, as well as behind-the-scenes footage.

2011.

1 Movie
How Did They Ever Make a Movie of Facebook?

How Did They Ever Make a Movie of Facebook?

2011
This feature-length documentary about the making of "The Social Network" goes back and forth from the elements of storytelling and long rehearsals with the cast and crew, to the shooting itself captur...

2010.

3 Movies
I'm Here

I'm Here

2010
A library assistant in LA is stuck in an ordinary life until a chance meeting opens his eyes to the power of creativity and ultimately, love. When his life begins to fall apart, he discovers he has a ...
Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go

5.8
2010
Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy spent their formative years at a secluded English boarding school. They have to come to terms with their love for one another while also preparing for the reality that will foll...
The Social Network

The Social Network

6.63
2010
On a fall night in 2003 Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and works on a new idea. In a fury ofBlogging and Programming, what begins in his do...

2009.

4 Movies
Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980

Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980

6
2009
After 6 years of brutal murders the West Yorkshire Police fear that they may have already interviewed The Ripper and let him back into the world to continue his reign of terror upon the citizens of Yo...
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

8
2009
The theater company's audience is larger than expected.
Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1983

Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1983

6
2009
A child went missing. Detective Chief Supt Maurice Jobson remembers the disappearance of Michael Myshkin and the death of his mother. The catalyst for Jobson to start to right some wrongs was provided...
Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1974

Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1974

4
2009
In 1974 there were riots in Yorkshire because of fear, distrust and institutionalised police corruption. Eddie Dunford is determined to find the truth in an increasingly complex maze of lies and decep...

2008.

1 Movie
The Other Boleyn Girl

The Other Boleyn Girl

8.25
2008
Two beautiful sisters, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII, in a sumptuous tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against t...

2007.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The Graham Norton Show

The Graham Norton Show

9.5
2007
GrahamNorton talks about what's happening. The guests are talking. Graham is playing an instrument.
Lions for Lambs

Lions for Lambs

2007
Three stories told simultaneously in ninety minutes of real time: a Republican Senator who's a presidential hopeful gives an hour-long interview to a skeptical television reporter, detailing a strateg...
Boy A

Boy A

4
2007
Jack Burridge, a convicted child killer who was freed after a lengthy term in a juvenile detention center, found work as a deliveryman and began dating a co-worker. While out on the road, a young Engl...

2005.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
Mumbo Jumbo

Mumbo Jumbo

2005
In a misguided attempt to do something for the war on terror, self-styled suburban warriors Gool, Rube and Simmo are ready to carry out their first operation, but things don't go as they planned.
TV
Sugar Rush

Sugar Rush

5
2005
The novel of the same name by Julie Burchill is the basis of Sugar Rush. Kim Daniels is a lesbian who moves from London to the south coast of England in the first series.
TV
Doctor Who

Doctor Who

6.2
2005
The Doctor is a 900 year old alien who is part of a gifted civilization who mastered time travel. The Doctor knows how to save planets.

1997.

1 TV show
TV
Trial & Retribution

Trial & Retribution

1997
Trial & Retribution is a police procedural television show that began in 1997. It was a follow-on to Prime Suspect and was written by La Plante. The Trial & Retribution series is broadcast over two ni...

1996.

1 TV show
TV
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

5.67
1996
The biggest stories in news, politics and pop culture are discussed by The World's Fakest News Team.

1975.

1 TV show
TV
Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

6.36
1975
A late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying ...
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