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Frederic Wilhelm C.J. Sjöström[1] (born 8 January 1987[2][better source needed]), known professionally as Freddie Stroma, is an English actor and model, best known for playing Cormac McLaggen
Cormac McLaggen
in the Harry Potter film series and Luke in the 2011 musical comedy film A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song. He starred as Adam Cromwell on the dramedy series Unreal, which premiered on Lifetime in June 2015. He starred as Brit Vayner in the 2016 Michael Bay war film, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. In 2016, he played H.G. Wells
H.G. Wells
in the ABC series, Time After Time.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Filmography 5 Discography 6 References 7 External links

Early life[edit] Stroma was born in London, England, to father Stefan Sjöström, a Swedish-born computer industry executive, and German mother Crystal Sjöström, and grew up in Ascot, England
England
in Berkshire, about 25 miles west of London.[3] He was educated at the public boys-only boarding school Radley College
Radley College
in Oxfordshire, graduating in 2005.[1][4] He has an older sister, Antonia Sjöström, and a younger brother, Philipp Sjöström.[3] When he was 16, Stroma was accepted to the National Youth Theatre
National Youth Theatre
of Great Britain.[3] He had roles on various British TV shows, including Casualty and BBC's detective show, Mayo (aka The Gil Mayo Mysteries). While studying neuroscience at University College London,[4] Stroma continued to work as an actor and model. He ended up taking a year off from university to play the role of Cormac McLaggen
Cormac McLaggen
in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. After filming was over, Stroma completed his degree at University College London.[3] In 2009, he attained a 2:1 BSc (an upper-second-class degree) in Neuroscience.[4] Career[edit] After graduating from college, Stroma was cast in the role as Cormac McLaggen first in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and then in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Parts 1 and 2. Stroma played the role of Cool Brett in the crime-thriller film 4.3.2.1. Stroma appeared in the direct-to-DVD romantic film A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song as a British student, Luke Morgan. He played opposite Lucy Hale
Lucy Hale
as her love interest. He had a minor role in Pitch Perfect, a 2012 comedy about the world of collegiate a cappella.[5] He played a radio station manager at the local college radio station.[6] In 2014, he was cast in the role of Jack in the psychological thriller After the Dark, which was formerly known as The Philosophers, with his former Harry Potter co-star Bonnie Wright.[7] The film was shot on location in Jakarta.[8] In June 2015, Stroma was one of the romantic interests, Adam Cromwell, in the Lifetime dramedy Unreal.[9] He plays British bachelor who is competing on a fictionalized The Bachelor-type reality show called Everlasting.[10] Stroma's character is manipulated as much as the women who are vying for his attention in the show that is a behind-the-scenes view of reality dating shows.[11][12] Unreal was picked up for a second season[13][14] but Stroma had said that he does not think his character will be back.[15] However, during a Paley Center
Paley Center
panel on Unreal[16] he said that he is hopeful as the show will continue to feature Everlasting.[17] After the season 1 finale, Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, one of the co-creators of Unreal, confirmed that Stroma would be back in season 2.[18] Stroma had a role in the Michael Bay
Michael Bay
film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016), playing Yale University graduate student Brit Vayner, an undercover CIA officer in Libya.[19] In 2016, he joined the cast of the HBO
HBO
series Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
in Season 6 as Dickon Tarly, the brother of Samwell Tarly.[20] Personal life[edit] Stroma said he modeled (and acted) to help pay for university. He modelled for Acne Underwear in their Underwear Collection Autumn/Winter 2008.[8][21] He uses Stroma as a surname instead of Sjöström because there is an NHL player named Fredrik Sjöström. Stroma plays guitar and can sing but he is not classically trained in either.[8] Stroma began dating his Unreal co-star Johanna Braddy in the summer of 2015.[22] Stroma and Braddy got engaged in May 2016,[23] and were married on 30 December 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia.[24] Filmography[edit]

Film roles

Year Title Role Notes

2008 Lady Godiva Matt

2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Cormac McLaggen

2010 4.3.2.1. Cool Brett

2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Cormac McLaggen

2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Cormac McLaggen

2011 A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song Luke Morgan Direct to video

2012 Pitch Perfect Luke

2013 After the Dark Jack

2014 Extraterrestrial Kyle

2014 The Inbetweeners 2 Ben

2016 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Brit Vayner

2018 Second Act

Post-production

Television roles

Year Title Role Notes

2006 Mayo Lucas Harper aka. The Gil Mayo Mysteries; episode: 1.7

2006 Casualty James Huppert Episode: "Happy Hour"

2007 The Last Flight to Kuwait Gregor Schatz Television film

2015–2016 Unreal Adam Cromwell Main role (season 1); guest role (season 2)

2016 Game of Thrones Dickon Tarly Episode: "Blood of My Blood"

2017 Time After Time H. G. Wells Lead role

Discography[edit]

Year Song Album

2011 "Knockin" A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song

"Possibilities" A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song

References[edit]

^ a b "The Old Radleian" (PDF). Radley College. 2009. p. 144. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 March 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2015. F W C J Sjostrom (2000), the actor Freddie Stroma, with (L-R) Michael Gambon, Warwick Davis, Bonnie Wright, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Tom Felton and Alan Rickman attending the premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in New York  ^ "Births, Marriages & Deaths Index of England
England
& Wales, 1916–2005: Frederic Wilhelm C J Sjostrom". Ancestry.com. Retrieved 10 July 2015.  ^ a b c d Chi, Paul (15 July 2009). "Meet Harry Potter Hottie Freddie Stroma". People. Retrieved 10 April 2013.  ^ a b c "Meet the squeaky clean movie teens". The Independent. 10 July 2009. Retrieved 30 July 2015.  ^ Kroll, Justin (25 October 2011). "Stroma finds voice in U's 'Pitch'". Variety. Retrieved 30 July 2015.  ^ Lambe, Stacy (28 July 2015). "Freddie Stroma, the Ass and Heart of Lifetime's UnREAL". Out. Retrieved 30 July 2015.  ^ Harvey, Dennis (13 February 2014). "Film Review: 'After the Dark'". Variety. Retrieved 30 July 2015.  ^ a b c Yuvita, Petricia (8 October 2012). "Exclusive Feature: Freddie Stroma". DA MAN. DestinAsian Media Group. Retrieved 30 July 2015.  ^ Goldberg, Lesley (30 September 2013). "'Harry Potter' Alum Books 'Unreal' Work for Lifetime (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 30 July 2015.  ^ Phelan, Paige (22 June 2015). "'UnREAL's' Freddie Stroma: Adam Is "Selling Himself Out Just as Much as the Girls Are"". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 30 July 2015.  ^ Lash, Jolie (20 July 2015). " Freddie Stroma On Playing Suitor Adam In Lifetime's 'UnREAL'". Access Hollywood. Retrieved 1 August 2015.  ^ Hoffman, Lauren (20 July 2015). ""UnREAL" Star Freddie Stroma: All the Characters Are Whoring Themselves Out". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved 1 August 2015.  ^ Rosen, Christopher (6 July 2015). "Lifetime renews UnREAL for second season". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 1 August 2015.  ^ Mallenbaum, Carly (31 July 2015). "'UnREAL' TV panel: 7 things we learned". USA Today. Retrieved 1 August 2015.  ^ Jung, E. Alex (28 July 2015). "UnREAL's Prince Charming, Freddie Stroma, on Adam's Pathological Narcissism and Why He Doesn't Think He'll Be Back Next Year". Vulture. Retrieved 30 July 2015.  ^ Paley Center
Paley Center
for Media (30 July 2015). "PaleyLive: An Evening with the Cast & Creators of UnREAL". Yahoo!. Archived from the original on 19 October 2015. Retrieved 1 August 2015.  ^ Phelan, Paige (31 July 2015). "'UnREAL' Cast and Creators Tease Season Finale: "The Gloves are Off"". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 1 August 2015.  ^ Phelan, Paige (3 August 2015). "'UnREAL' Finale: Creators Talk Unleashing "Full Dragon" Rachel, Season 2 Plans". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 4 August 2015.  ^ Pedersen, Erik (17 March 2015). " Freddie Stroma Has '13 Hours'; Christopher Gorham Lands Lead In 'Po'; 'Exeter' Set For DirecTV Bow". Deadline.com. Retrieved 30 July 2015.  ^ Hibberd, James (4 September 2015). " Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
casts Samwell Tarly's brother - Scoop: 'UnREAL' star Freddie Stroma joins season 6". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 6 September 2015.  ^ " Freddie Stroma Dances in His Underwear". Acne Underwear. 17 July 2009. Retrieved 15 April 2013.  ^ Webber, Stephanie (4 August 2015). "UnREAL Costars Freddie Stroma and Johanna Braddy Are Dating: Photo, Details!". Us Magazine. Retrieved 6 August 2015.  ^ Schnurr, Samantha (17 May 2016). "UnREAL's Freddie Stroma and Johanna Braddy Get Engaged". E! Online. Retrieved 2017-03-23.  ^ Lee, Esther (31 December 2016). " Johanna Braddy Marries Freddie Stroma: Exclusive Details". The Knot. Retrieved 2017-01-01. 

External links[edit]

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 231701000 LCCN: no2012007318 ISNI: 0000 0001 3382 2762 BNF: cb16585210k (data) MusicBrainz: e4553471-b2cf-4817

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