London-born actor who played out the precocious Hugo Cabaret within the Academy-Award-winning Martin Scorsese film Hugo. He also performed leading roles within the movies The Boy within the Striped Pajamas, Merlin, Ender’s Video game, Nanny McPhee Results and Miss Peregrine’s House for Peculiar Kids. He began performing in his town’s regional theater at age seven. He produced his film debut as Andrew within the 2006 film After Thomas. His name means “Wing” in Portuguese. His mom gave delivery to him in Islington, London. His old sibling, Morgan, became the drummer for the music group, Within the Tallest Tree. He starred reverse Ben Kingsley both in Hugo and Ender’s Video game.
Full Name Asa Butterfield
Date Of Birth April 1, 1997
Place Of Birth Islington, England
Height 1.83 m
Weight 147 lbs
Profession Movie Actor
Education Stoke Newington School & Sixth Form
Parents Jacqueline Farr, Sam Butterfield
Siblings Morgan Butterfield, Marlie Butterfield, Loxie Butterfield
Awards Young Hollywood Award for Breakthrough Performance - Male
Nominations Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer, British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer, Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer, British Independent Film Award for Best Actor, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Fantasy, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi
Movies Journey's End, The Space Between Us, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Ten Thousand Saints, X+Y, Ender's Game, Hugo, Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, The Wolfman, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Son of Rambow, After Thomas
Star Sign Aries
He was one of the final candidates for the third film incarnation of Peter Parker/Spider-Man, though Tom Holland was cast instead. On May 14, 2015, film journalist Umberto Gonzalez reported that Asa had already been chosen for the role, a story carried by most film news sites. In both the 2010 and 2015 casting cycles for Spider-Man, no actor reported by film websites as being all-but-confirmed for the role has ever ended up actually cast as Spider-Man. The other actors erroneously reported to have been cast are Logan Lerman (in April 2010), Jamie Bell (in early June 2010), Josh Hutcherson (on June 30, 2010, one day before the official casting of Andrew Garfield), and Dylan O'Brien (in March 2015).
On his father's side, he is the grandson of Jeanne Elizabeth (Hewett) and Roy Butterfield, who is an Emeritus Professor in Engineering and the Environment.
His dream role would be to play James Bond.
In Indonesian, Asa means "Hope".
In Greenlandic Asa means "loved one".
His name Asa means "wing" in Portuguese.
Has worked twice with Ben Kingsley in the movies Hugo and Ender's Game.
He developed an iPad app called "Racing Blind" together with his father and brother. It is the only game available on the app store that is meant to be played with the eyes closed.
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I always think that trying to push yourself as an actor in a direction that you've never been before, developing characters which are more difficult to get into the head of, or are more interesting and further away from yourself, is always a challenge. But, you want to take up that challenge and try your best.
People think when you're moving in Zero-G, it's like moving in jelly. But it's not. You're completely free to move however fast as you want.
When you have a book as material as it is, it's a lot easier to create a character because you have so many resources to draw upon when acting.
My little sister, who is four, can work my mom's iPhone better than she can.
I think I can speak for a lot of people in that they would be pretty nervous about meeting Harrison Ford, and I was definitely one of those people.