Asa Maxwell Butterfield, born at April 1st 1997 (Aries) in Islingston, London .

Asa has blue eyes, dark brown hair and is 5’8″ (1,76 M) tall.

He is best known for portraying the character of Young Mordred in the BBC fantasy series Merlin.

Asa Butterfield is professionally represented by the Independent Talent Group Ltd.

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Asa is the son of Jacqueline Farr and Sam Butterfield.

Asa has an older brother named Morgan Benjamin Butterfield (b. 1993), a drummer for the English band “Oats”.

He also has two younger sisters Loxie and Marlie. And has two cats called Leo and Missy.

And he attends school in Stoke Newington.

Asa began his acting career at the age of 7 at the Young Actors Theatre in his hometown every Friday afternoon after school. At the age of 8 he began his professional career in 2006 in the movie: After Thomas following in 2007 in the movie Son of Rambow.

In 2008 Asa first appeared in the hit series from BBC Merlin as the character Mordred. And appeared in the 6th episode of the TV series Ashes to Ashes.

Reappearing in 2009 in another 2 episodes of Merlin, season 2; The Witch’s Quickening and The Nightmare Begins.

In 2008 Asa gained the lead role in The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. One of his roles that he is mostly known for.

And in 2009 in the documentary Friendship Beyond the Fence.

In 2010 he appeared in the movies; The Wolfman and in the 2nd part of the popular movie Nanny McPhee; Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang.

When in 2011 Asa was picked from over 100 auditions for the movie Hugo. Next to this he also starred in the Tv series Made in Hollywood.

Following in 2012 with Shoot the Moon (The Making of ‘Hugo’), The Mechanical Man at the Heart of ‘Hugo’, Sacha Baron Cohen: Role of a Lifetime , The Cinemagician, Georges Méliès and Shoot the Moon: The Making of ‘Hugo’ .

Asa was offered the lead role in the upcoming movie Ender’s Game.


2008 British Independent Film Awards – ‘Most Promising Newcomer’ for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.
2008 NSPCC Award (London Critics Circle Film Awards) – ‘Young British Performer of the Year’ for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.
2009 Young Artist Awards – ‘Best Performance in an International Feature Film for Leading Young Performers’ (shared with Jack Scanlon) for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008).

About purintenseing an acting career:

Seeing as I’ve had loads of press now… well, not that much, and some nominations, I reckon I probably want to be an actor now.

About ‘The Kid’:

It’s sort of horrific. I’m abused really badly. My mum beats me until she’s too tired to carry on. She breaks my hand in a mangler.

About ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’:

The last scene was horrible; I almost threw up. It felt like I was going through it, though nowhere near as bad.

About being crammed together with hundreds of Hungarian extras for scenes of extreme degradation in ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’:

It was disgusting.

About how he was preserved from the atrocities being shot on the film’s Budapest set for ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’:

They kept us away from most of the bad stuff.

He loves video games and swimming.

Asa likes to spend his intensemmer holidays with his cousins and brother.

Asa plays the piano and the guitar and loves singing. Despite he prefers jazz and funk over rock, in 2003 he recorded a song (a remix from the hits Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus and Making Plans For Nigel by XTC) for the XFM Rock School competition which was placed out for a while and for which he won a Fender guitar.

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