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24 May 2019, 09:47 | Updated: 24 May 2019, 09:51
British actor Charlie Rowe plays Ray Williams the man who discovered Elton John in the 2019 film Rocketman.
Joining the cast of Elton John's biopic Rocketman is young British actor Charlie Rowe.
Taking on the role of Ray Williams, the man who discovered Elton John and introduced him to lyricist Bernie Taupin, it will be Charlie's first huge role after a successful career in in L.A, on British television and in theatre.
But just who is Charlie Rowe? Read on to find out everything you need to know about the British star...
Charlie Rowe is a 23-year-old actor born in Islington, North London on April 23, 1996.
Both of Charlie's parents are in the acting business; his mother, Sara, is a drama teacher and his father, Chris, is a writer and actor.
Charlie has one sibling, sister Matilda Rowe, who turned 20 on October 20, 2018.
Charlie's family moved to Haringey where he studied Theatre Studies, English literature, Music and Photography for his A-levels.
In the lead-up to landing his role in Rocketman, Charlie Rowe has had a varied and successful career.
His first TV role was at 10-years-old on BBC's children's TV show Jackanory's Muddle Earth.
Charlie went on to play Billy Costa in film The Golden Compass in 2007, was in Never Let Me Go with Carey Mulligan and Keira Knightley in 2010 and as Peter Pan in Sky’s production of Neverland.
Charlie's biggest stage role came was he was just 16-years-old and was cast as the youngest ever lead in a production at the Old Vic theatre.
The title role was in Terence Rattigan’s The Winslow Boy where the youngster played Ronnie Wimslow who was expelled from naval college after being accused of stealing a postal order.
Speaking to the Evening Standard at the time Charlie was already singleminded about his choice of drama career: “This is definitely something I want to do. If not acting, directing. I’m in love with it all.”
A year later in 2014 Charlie played the part of Jordi on the Fox Network's Red Sole Society, a show based on a group of teenagers set in a Los Angeles hospital.
He starred alongside Octavia Spencer in show - winner of Best Actress at the Oscars for The Help in 2012 - and the two became friends, attending the 2015 Academy Awards together.
In 2018, Charlie made his period drama debut playing George Osborne in Vanity Fair - a seven episode drama based on the 1848 novel by William Makepeace Thackeray - starring opposite Olivia Colman.
Charlie is active on social media, regularly sharing insights into his life with his followers on Twitter and Instagram.
He also often publishes photos of girlfriend Julia Storm.
Charlie brought her with him to attend the 'Daisie' launch party held at W London, Leicester Square on August 3, 2018.