Will Tilston is an English child actor, who rose to stardom for his appearance in the film “Goodbye Christopher Robin.” He’s also known for his performance in the TV series “Bridgerton.”
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Will Tilston is a native of London, England, born under the Capricorn zodiac sign on 12 January 2007, making him 16 years old as of 2023; he hasn’t revealed the names of his parents and siblings. Will has disclosed that he grew up dreaming of becoming an actor.
Tilston received his acting training at the D and B Academy of Performing Arts, which is based in Bromley. He was discovered by the famed English film producer and director, Simon Curtis, who is credited for discovering the “Harry Potter” star while attending Saturday classes at the Bromley-based acting school. Will has also taken ballet lessons.
Hobbies and Facts
Tilston loves accompanying his family to celebrity events and film premieres – he was spotted at the “Goodbye Christopher Robin” movie premiere, which was held at Leicester Square.
He has disclosed that his parents and other family members cried watching “Goodbye Christopher Robin” at his aunt’s house.
Tilston is a huge fan of skating.
Moreover, Tilston is keen on traveling, and his acting career has seen him travel to a few overseas countries including the USA.
Will was nine when he auditioned and was selected for the role of the eight-year-old Christopher Robin Milne in the Simon Curtis-directed British biographical drama movie “Goodbye Christopher Robin.” The 2017 film follows the lives of the creator of the fictional teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh, Alan Alexander Milne, and his son, Christopher Robin Milne. It had a box office collection of around $7.2 million, and out of the five awards it was nominated for, it won two, a Mill Valley Film Festival’s Audience Award and a Heartland Film Festival’s Truly Moving Picture Award. Will shared the screen with the likes of Margot Robbie, Domhnall Gleeson, and Kelly Macdonald.
Tilston was invited to an episode of the talk show “Good Morning America.” He thereafter appeared in four more talk shows including “Lorraine,” “Made in Hollywood,” and “Celebrity Page” all in 2017.
In 2020, Will was selected for the main role of Gregory Bridgerton in Chris Van Dusen’s American fiction-romance TV series “Bridgerton” which premiered on Netflix on 25 December 2020. The series is based on Julia Quinn’s eponymous book series and was the first scripted show produced by Shondaland for Netflix. It follows eight close siblings from the Bridgerton family as they look for happiness and love in the high society of London. Will shared the screen with Adjoa Andoh, Jonathan Bailey, Lorraine Ashbourne, and Ruby Barker, among others. The show was critically acclaimed; it scooped two Primetime Emmy Awards and was nominated for various other awards including a Satellite Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and an NAACP Image Award. Tilston was nominated for a joint Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for his performance in the Netflix series.
Social Media Presence
Will is active on Instagram (@will_tilston) with over 170,000 followers and around 20 posts as of December 2023. He’s fond of posting his family on the platform and in August 2022, he shared his picture with one of his cousins named Jess on Instagram.
Will is single and seemingly focused on both his budding acting career and education. He isn’t in a romantic relationship and doesn’t have any children as of 2023.
Will is good friends with his “Goodbye Christopher Robin” co-star, Domhnall Gleeson, despite their large age difference. Gleeson has revealed that he enjoyed working with the youthful actor.
Height, Weight, and Physical appearance
Will is of White ethnicity, and has a pair of brown eyes and light brown hair. He is roughly 5ft 2ins (1.57m) tall, and weighs around 110lbs (50kgs) as of late 2023. Some of his distinctive features include a dimpled smile and prominent cheekbones.
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Will’s main source of income is acting. He’s shared the screen with several established actors including Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Macdonald, and Margot Robbie, which made him famous at a young age. Will is reputedly worth approximately $60,000 as of 2023.
Will Tilston’s “Goodbye Christopher Robin” Co-Stars: Brief Biographies
Domhnall Gleeson was born in Dublin, Ireland, under the Taurus zodiac sign on 12 May 1983, and is 40 years old as of 2023. He’s the firstborn in a family of four boys – the actor Brian Gleeson, Fergus Gleeson, and Rory Gleeson – whose parents are the Primetime Emmy Award-winning actor Brendan Gleeson, and Mary Gleeson. Domhnall was educated at Malahide Community School, where he performed in the school’s production of “Grease” and “King Lear.” He is an alumnus of the Dublin Institute of Technology, from where he graduated with a BA in Media Arts.
In the early phase of his career, Gleeson wrote and directed various short movies. In 2006, he was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in the Broadway production of the black comedy “The Lieutenant of Inishmore.” Gleeson appeared in the last two installments of the “Harry Potter” film series, and some of his other notable appearances are in the romantic sci-fi film “About Time,” the biographical war drama movie “Unbroken,” and the TV film “When Harvey Met Bob,” which brought him his first Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA) Award. Gleeson has also appeared in Oscar Award-nominated movies such as the 2014 sci-fi thriller “Ex Machina,” and the Leonardo DiCaprio-starred Western action “The Revenant.” In 2020, “The Irish Times” ranked Gleeson at position 21 of Ireland’s greatest movie actors.
Margot Elise Robbie is a native of Dalby, Queensland, Australia, who was born under the Cancer zodiac sign on 2 July 1990, making her 33 years old as of 2023. She’s the daughter of the physiotherapist, Sarie Kessler, and the sugarcane tycoon, Doug Robbie, and has three siblings. Robin worked several odd jobs including bartending, working at a Subway, and cleaning houses before she began her acting career, which began with a brief appearance in the long-running Australian soap opera “Neighbors” in 2008. She’s since appeared in numerous hit projects, including the black comedy film “The Wolf of Wall Street,” the adventure movie “The Legend of Tarzan” and several DC Extended Universe (DCEU) movies such as “Suicide Squad.” In 2023, Robbie starred alongside the Canadian actor Ryan Gosling in the comedy movie “Barbie.”
Robbie is a two-time nominee for an Oscar, and has also been nominated for four Golden Globes and five BAFTA Awards. “Time” magazine has listed her among their list of 1000 Most Influential People in the World (2017), and “Forbes” listed her among the Highest-Paid Actresses in the World in 2019.
Kelly Macdonald hails from Glasgow, Scotland, and was born under the Pisces zodiac sign on 23 February 1976, which makes her 47 years old. She made her film debut in the 1996 British black comedy “Trainspotting”, and has since appeared in numerous projects including the 1998 biographical drama “Elizabeth,” the 2005 comedy-drama fantasy film “Nanny McPhee,” the 2007 Western crime thriller “No Country for Old Men,” and the 2011 fantasy adventure film, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2,” among others.
Kelly starred in the American crime drama “Boardwalk Empire” from 2010-2014. She’s a recipient of numerous accolades including a Primetime Emmy Award, a BAFTA Award, four Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Golden Globe Award nominations, among others.