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Freddie Stroma (born 8 January 1987) is an English actor,model,& singer best known for playing Cormac McLaggen in the Harry Potter film series.

Early life and education

Freddie Stroma was born, Frederick Sjostrom, in London, England on 8 January 1987. Although he was born in London, he was educated at the boys'-only boarding school Radley College and was the middle child of three with an older sister and a younger brother. Whilst undertaking a degree in Neuroscience at University College London, Freddie's film and modelling career began to flourish, leading him to take a break from his academic studies so that he could appear as Cormac McLaggen in the film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Following filming, Stroma returned to University College London to complete his degree, claiming that it, "would have been a shame to just throw it away." He attained a second class degree.

Career

Acting:

Having landed small parts on a string of British TV shows, including Casualty and BBC's Mayo, Stroma's first breakthrough was when he was cast as Cormac McLaggen in the film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. It became his most successful film to date. He attended various premieres for the film throughout the globe. He was later cast as Cool Brett in the crime-thriller film 4.3.2.1, which was not as successful as his previous film. He was later recast in the Harry Potter series in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 and Part 2. He is later due to appear in the direct to DVD film A Cinderella Story: Once Upon A Song, in which he shares the lead role with Lucy Hale.

He was also cast in the psychological thriller The Philosophers along with his Harry Potter co-star Bonnie Wright.

Filmography

Year

Show

Role

Episodes

2006

The Gil Mayo Mysteries

Lucas Harper

Episode 7

2006

Casualty

James Huppert

Episode "Happy Hour"

2007

The Last Flight to Kuwait

Gregor Schatz

2008

Lady Godiva

Matt

2009

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Cormac McLaggen

2010

4.3.2.1

Cool Brett

2010

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1

Cormac McLaggen

2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2

Cormac McLaggen

2011

A Cinderella Story: Once Upon A Song

Luke Morgan

2012

The Philosophers

Jack

Post-Production


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