Harry Collett

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Harry Collett
Born2003/2004 (age 18–19)[1]
United Kingdom
OccupationActor
Years active2009–present

Harry Collett (born 2003/2004)[1] is a British actor. He began his career as a child actor on the West End. He went on to play Oliver Hide in the BBC medical drama Casualty (2016–2022), Tommy Stubbins in the film Dolittle (2020), and Jacaerys Velaryon in the HBO fantasy series House of the Dragon (2022).

Early life

From Havering, Collett attended Coopers' Company and Coborn School for his secondary education, completing Year 11 in 2020.[1]

Career

Collett began his career in the West End productions of Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre, Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre as Eric, and Elf at the Dominion Theatre as Michael.[2][3][4]

Collett made his television debut in a 2014 episode of BBC medical drama Casualty as Seb Durante.[5] That same year, he played a younger version of Michael Bublé in the music video for Bublé and Idina Menzel's cover of "Baby, It's Cold Outside".[6] The following year, Collett made a guest appearance in the ABC musical comedy series Galavant as a younger version of the titular character (played by Joshua Sasse).[3] He voiced lead character Wally in Wallykazam! across the first two series on Nick Jr. and Buzzbee in The Hive on CITV.[7]

In 2016, Collett was cast in another guest role on Casualty as Oliver Hide, the son of established character David Hide (Jason Durr). As part of the appearance, Collett filmed a stunt featuring his character trapped in a car engulfed in flames.[8] He reprised the role in 2017 for three episodes,[9] and again in 2019 for a longer stint.[10] The actor returned for another stint in 2021.[11] The following year, Collett reprised the role for three episodes, concluding with his character's death during a school shooting.[12] Collett's co-star Durr praised the actor, calling him "absolutely fantastic" and opining, "He's got a great career ahead of him".[13]

Collett made his film debut voicing a younger version of Luke Treadaway's character Raymond Briggs in Ethel & Ernest, an animated biographical film released in 2016.[7] In 2017, Collett appeared in the short film Honour as 11-year-old boy Lee[14] and had a cameo in Christopher Nolan's war film Dunkirk.[15] The following year, he appeared in Dead in a Week or Your Money Back as a younger version of the character William.[11]

In December 2017, it was announced Collett would star as apprentice Tommy Stubbins alongside Robert Downey Jr. in the adventure comedy film Dolittle, which would be released in January 2020.[15] Collett was then cast as Prince Jacaerys "Jace" Velaryon in the 2022 HBO fantasy series House of the Dragon, a Game of Thrones prequel and adaptation of George R. R. Martin's companion book Fire and Blood.[16][17]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2016 Ethel & Ernest Young Raymond Briggs Voice role
2017 Honour Lee Short film
2017 Dunkirk Boy
2018 Dead in a Week or Your Money Back Young William
2020 Dolittle Tommy Stubbins

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Casualty Seb Durante Episode: "A Life Less Lived"
2014−2017 Wallykazam! Wally Voice role
2015 Galavant Young Galavant Episode: "My Cousin Izzy"
2015 The Hive Buzzbee Voice role; 5 episodes
2016−2022 Casualty Oliver Hide Recurring role (22 episodes)
2022 House of the Dragon Jacaerys Velaryon Recurring role

Stage

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Billy Elliot the Musical Small Boy Victoria Palace Theatre, London
2013 Matilda The Musical Eric Cambridge Theatre, London
2015−2016 Elf Michael Dominion Theatre, London

Music videos

Year Title Artist Notes
2014 "Baby, It's Cold Outside" Idina Menzel and Michael Bublé

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below Helix English version

References

  1. ^ a b c The Coopers' Company and Coborn School (17 January 2020). "Huge congratulations to Year 11 superstar, Harry Collett, who premiered his new film 'Dolittle' tonight for friends and family at Vue Cinema. Harry was brilliant in his portrayal of 'Tommy Stubbins' who trains as an apprentice to Dr. Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr.!) and heads off on an adventure of a lifetime in a quest to save the dying queen. Dolittle is officially out on 7th February in UK - make sure you see it and support Harry! Harry - we are all very proud of you and how much you have developed as a young actor, all the while remaining so humble and grounded. Well done from everyone at CCCS and good luck with the upcoming press promo around the world for the film. #dolittle #FYF #LYL #happy16thharry #LasB". Facebook. Retrieved 13 August 2022.
  2. ^ Shenton, Mark (6 November 2015). "Elf the Musical review at the Dominion Theatre, London – 'overpriced, but genuinely charming'". The Stage. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Harry Collett - CV". Curtis Brown. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Harry Collett". TresA. 18 June 2021. Retrieved 12 September 2022.
  5. ^ "A Life Less Lived". BBC Online. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Watch: Idina Menzel and Michael Bublé - 'Baby it's Cold Outside'". Smooth Radio. 24 November 2014. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  7. ^ a b Thill, Scott (8 June 2015). "A Feature Adaptation of Raymond Briggs' 'Ethel and Ernest' Is In the Works". Cartoon Brew. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  8. ^ Ellis, Sarah (24–30 September 2016). "David is forced to save the day, which he doesn't find easy...". Inside Soap. No. 38. pp. 40–41.
  9. ^ Ellis, Sarah (4–10 February 2017). "David's fresh start". Inside Soap. No. 9. pp. 48–49.
  10. ^ Reilly, Elaine; Fletcher, Rebecca (15 August 2019). "Casualty spoilers: Will Ethan survive big bomb explosion?". What's on TV. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  11. ^ a b Shore, Martin (5 January 2021). "Harry Collett announces his return to Casualty as Ollie". What's on TV. Retrieved 14 February 2021.
  12. ^ Dainty, Sophie (18 June 2022). "Casualty reveals who died in shock shooting episode". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 19 June 2022.
  13. ^ Reilly, Elaine (30 August 2019). "Jason Durr reveals why 'no acting was required' in Casualty!". What's on TV. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  14. ^ "Honour". Amazon Prime Video. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  15. ^ a b Kroll, Justin (6 December 2017). "Robert Downey Jr.'s Doctor Dolittle Movie Taps Harry Collett". Variety. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  16. ^ Reilly, Elaine (15 July 2022). "Casualty exclusive: What's in Ollie Hide's police evidence box? Jason Durr reveals the shocking contents!". What to Watch. Retrieved 13 August 2022.
  17. ^ "House of the Dragon – Character Descriptions". WarnerMedia. Retrieved 30 March 2022.

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