Jordan Renzo

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Jordan Renzo
Born (1993-02-11) 11 February 1993 (age 31)
Alma materGuildhall School of Music and Drama
Years active2014–present

Jordan Renzo (born 11 February 1993) is a British actor known for his roles as Matteusz Andrzejewski in the BBC Three Doctor Who spin-off Class (2016) and Charlie Brandon in the Starz historical drama The Spanish Princess (2019–2020).[1]

Early life

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Renzo was born in London, United Kingdom and grew up in California.[2] Renzo attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In February 2014 during his final year, Renzo played the titular role of Henry V.[3] Renzo also sings (tenor) and has practised stage combat.[4]

Career

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In 2015, Renzo starred in short drama Ella. The following year, he made his feature film debut in the World War II film Chosen[5] and his television debut as Matteusz Andrzejewski in the BBC Three Doctor Who spin-off Class.[6][7] Renzo said that playing a gay character was made "quite easy" with the help of his co-star Greg Austin, and that their relationship was no different than the other relationships in the show.[8] Despite not being credited in the opening credits of the series, Renzo's character was advertised as a series regular by the BBC multiple times.[9][10][11] In 2018, Renzo reprised his role as Matteusz in six audio plays by Big Finish.[12]

It was announced in 2018 that Renzo would star as Charlie Brandon in the Starz historical drama miniseries The Spanish Princess, which premiered in 2019 followed by a part two in 2020.[13] Also in 2019, Renzo guest starred in an episode of the Netflix fantasy series The Witcher.[14] The following year, he appeared in an installment of the Apple TV+ anthology Little America and the Irish horror film Boys from County Hell.

Filmography

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Film

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Year Title Role Notes
2015 Ella Chuck Short film
2016 Troubled Johnny Short film
Chosen Robi
2019 Boys from County Hell Christian

Television

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Year Title Role Notes
2016 Class Matteusz Andrzejewski Recurring cast (7 episodes)
2019–2020 The Spanish Princess Charlie Brandon Miniseries
2019 The Witcher Sir Eyck of Denesle Episode 6: "Rare Species"
2020 Little America Christopher Episode 8: "The Son"
2022 A Royal Corgi Christmas Prince Edmond Television film[15]

Audio

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Year Title Role Notes
2018-2020 Class Matteusz Andrzejewski 8 episodes

Game

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Year Title Role Notes
2022 Horizon Forbidden West Hank Shaw Additional Voices (Synchronisation)

References

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  1. ^ Traverso-Madden, Olivia (19 November 2016). "Stars of Doctor Who teen spin-off 'Class' discuss their popular onscreen relationship". Attitude. Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  2. ^ "INTERVIEW: Actor JORDAN RENZO from A Royal Corgi Christmas (Hallmark Channel)". Youtube.com. 1 December 2022. Retrieved 17 January 2024.
  3. ^ "Review: Henry V, Milton Court Studio Theatre". Radio Times. 13 February 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Jordan Renzo". Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Archived from the original on 1 July 2017. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Meet the cast of Class". Radio Times. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  6. ^ Williams, Kathryn (21 October 2016). "It's a bit scary, a bit teen angst-y and it's got aliens: Here's what the writer of Class says about the Doctor Who spin-off". Wales Online. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  7. ^ Bryan, Scott (1 November 2016). "The Casual Gay Relationship In Class Is Actually Important". Buzz Feed. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  8. ^ Megarry, Daniel (22 October 2016). "Class creator Patrick Ness: 'The lack of LGBT representation on screen is harmful'". Gay Times. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  9. ^ "Class - 6 Things You Need to Know About Class". BBC Three.
  10. ^ "Series 1, Class - Matteusz Andrzejewski". BBC Three.
  11. ^ MYM Buzz (30 October 2016). "Class Cast & Crew Panel @ MCM London Comic Con" – via YouTube.
  12. ^ "Axed Doctor Who spin-off Class to return for audio series". Radio Times.
  13. ^ "The Spanish Princess: Charlotte Hope to Star in The White Princess Follow-Up On Starz". Deadline Hollywood. 17 May 2018.
  14. ^ "New Casting Of The Witcher Revealed on Reddit". 11 March 2019.
  15. ^ "Jordan Renzo as Prince Edmond in A Royal Corgi Christmas". Hallmark Channel. Retrieved 22 January 2023.
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