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Toby Regbo plays a teenage Dumbledore in the Harry Potter movies.

Toby Regbo (born 18 October 1991) is an English actor who has appeared in film, television and theatre.


[edit] Early life

He was born Toby Finn Regbo in London, England.[citation needed]

He is currently in his final year at Latymer Upper School in West London.[citation needed]

His interest in acting started with plays at school; later on, he attended Young Blood Theatre Company.[1]

[edit] Career

Regbo started his acting career with a small role in 2006 BBC television film Sharpe's Challenge.[2] In 2007, he played American teen spy Chad Turner in an episode of CBBC children's spy-fi adventure series M.I. High.[3]

In 2009, he played Michael Walton in Stephen Poliakoff's period drama Glorious 39.[4]

His biggest role to date was in a science fiction drama Mr. Nobody, premiered in 2009. He played eponymous character Nemo Nobody (in his teenage years).[5]

He played young Albus Dumbledore in the film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.[6]

He made his stage début as Eliot in Tusk Tusk, a 2009 play by Polly Stenham, at the Royal Court Theatre in London.[7][8][9][10]

Regbo has been cast as the main character James Sveck in the upcoming film version of Peter Cameron's novel Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You, set to shoot summer 2010 in New York.[11]

[edit] Critical reception

[edit] Mr. Nobody

Film critic Eric Lavallée listed Regbo as one of his "Top 10 New Faces & Voices" of 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. He notes that "newbie Toby Regbo might easily be Mr.Nobody's most "alive" character. Playing Nemo at age 16, the actor is mostly paired with Juno Temple - their unique love story is the film's heart pumping portions and plays a lot better than the artery clogging other brushes of romance."[12] Variety's Boyd van Hoeij praises Regbo and Temple as well, saying "Regbo, as the teenage Nemo, and Juno Temple, as the teenage Anna, are impressive, bringing the hormonal battles of adolescence vividly to life".[13]

[edit] Tusk Tusk

His portrayal of Eliot in Tusk Tusk received praise from a broad spectrum of theatre critics.[14] Michael Billington from The Guardian called him an "astonishing actor".[7] Robert Tanitch from Morning Star praised both his and co-star Bel Powley's "impressive performances" and predicted that "Tusk Tusk should, all things being equal, play to full houses because of them".[9] Matt Wolf, writing for The New York Times, was also very complimentary about the pair, concluding: "... these newfound talents inhabit every mercurial point on a spectrum that makes them one another's protectors and their destroyers, enemies and allies. Will you be more shaken by Ms. Powley ..., or Mr. Regbo, whose face is chillingly capable of shutting down? It's difficult to say, though one thing is clear: Tusk Tusk is beyond tears in a production beyond praise."[10]

[edit] List of credits

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Glorious 39[4] Michael Walton
2009 Mr. Nobody[5] Nemo age 16
2010–2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1[6] Young Dumbledore
2011 Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You[11] James Sveck
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Sharpe's Challenge[2] Ensign Television film
2007 M.I. High[3] Chad Turner Series 1, episode 6 "Super Blane"
Film and television
Year Title Role Venue
2009 Tusk Tusk[7] Eliot Royal Court Theatre, London

[edit] Notes

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  6. 6.0 6.1 "Deathly Hallows Casting Updates: Teen Dumbledore Cast, Chris Rankin Returns and More". The Leaky Cauldron. 30 May 2009. Retrieved 31 May 2009. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Billington, Michael (2 April 2009). "Tusk Tusk — Royal Court, London". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  8. 9.0 9.1
  9. 10.0 10.1 Wolf, Matt (21 April 2009). "Playing Grown-Up, but Not Always Well". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 June 2010. 
  10. 11.0 11.1
  11. van Hoeij, Boyd (16 September 2009). "Mr. Nobody Movie Review". Variety. Retrieved 9 June 2010. 

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