9 july, 1992
Douglas John Booth (born 9 July 1992) is an English actor. Booth rose to prominence following his portrayal of Boy George in the BBC Two television drama film Worried About the Boy (2010). Booth has more recently appeared in the drama television film Christopher and His Kind. He has been cast as Romeo in Carlo Carlei's upcoming film adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
Booth was born in London, England, the son of Vivien, an artist, and a father who works in shipping for Citigroup. His father is of English descent and his mother is of Spanish and Dutch ancestry. In an interview with Vogue UK, Booth reflected on his struggle with dyslexia, stating, "I struggled with dyslexia when I was young, so I knew that whatever I did it wouldn't be academic. Then playing Agamemnon - well, at the age of 12 - I thought 'I rather like being the centre of attention', this is where I want to be."
Booth rose to prominence following his portrayal of Boy George in the BBC Two television drama Worried About the Boy (2010). Writing in The Daily Telegraph, Ceri Radford said Booth delivered a "mesmerising" performance in the film.
In 2011, he appeared in Christopher and His Kind, a BBC television drama film, and he played the role of Pip in the BBC One adaptation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations. In June 2012, he was confirmed for the role of Shem in Darren Aronofsky's Noah. He has been cast, opposite Hailee Steinfeld, in the role of Romeo in Carlo Carlei's upcoming film adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
As a model, Booth has appeared in several campaigns for the luxury fashion label Burberry, including those alongside Emma Watson and Lily Donaldson.