The HBO fantasy series “Game of Thrones” has achieved tremendous success. The actors who got a chance to be part of this project have become popular, and they have great recommendations for further projects. Olyvar, who was masterfully played by Will Tudor, is definitely one of the characters who intrigued the audience.
Will Tudor’s Early Life and Education
William James Sibree ‘Will’ Tudor is one of the newcomers on the big screens that stole the hearts of millions of fans all around the globe. This blonde 6 feet-tall actor was born 32 years ago in London, UK, under the zodiac sign of Aries on 11 April 1987. He grew up two siblings, sister Violet and brother Robert, in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon in a family of medical workers.
Growing up in such a family, it was logical that Will follow the success of his parents, into a medical field or law. Still, young Tudor showed other interests, and after finishing high school, Will enrolled into Leicester University, graduating in 2008 with a BA in English Literature.
Will wanted to work on his acting skills, so immediately after graduation, he enrolled at the Royal Center of Speech and Drama. After three years, he got a degree in acting and moved to the US.
Will Tudor’s Career
While studying, Will Tudor was a member of the drama section, and after playing in a production of “Dr. Faustus” at the university, he found his new passion – acting. While studying acting, Tudor’s focus was on the theatre, and he played main characters in “Richard III” and “Guys and Dolls” among other parts.
Will Tudor had a pretty humble debut on the big screen, in 2011 laying an unnamed character in the TV adaptation of one of Dickens’ novels, “Great Expectations.”
In 2013, Will Tudor got the chance that he just couldn’t miss. He joined the cast of “Game of Thrones” for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th seasons, in a total of seven episodes. The young actor was pretty convincing in the role of the promiscuous gay Olyvar, appearing in several scenes without clothes like a professional, although some of them were quite lascivious.
This role of a male sex worker/spy in “Game of Thrones” has marked the career of Will Tudor. Until today it’s remained his most remarkable role, although the young actor has subsequently played in a few other notable projects.
In 2014, Will played minor parts in the British TV series “In the Club,” and another mini-series based on the novel “The Red Tent.” For the role of Joseph, Will was forced to give up his baby-face; with the help of heavy make-up, he ‘aged’ several years. That same year, he had two minor roles in British comedies “Vampire Academy” and “Bonobo”, for now his only appearances in movies.
“Humans” as the Biggest Career Achievement
Will’s incredible power of transformation was an excellent recommendation for his next project, the British sci-fi series “Humans,” which he started in 2015. Will had one of the lead roles, playing two important characters – the first is the synth (robot) ODI, and then V, the artificial intelligence that takes over Odi’s body.
The following year, he was given the role of Frank Whiteley in the four episodes TV drama “Mr. Selfridge”, and in 2017 was cast in a recurring role in the hit series “Shadowhunters” – the directors were thrilled by Will so much that they even allowed him to use his British accent. The fun fact is that Will met his childhood friend, Dominic Sherwood, playing another the lead roles on the set.
Latest Projects and Net Worth
The latest achievement of Will Tudor is a biographical TV movie “Torvill & Dean,” about the famous ice skating couple from the ‘80s. Will interprets the role of Christopher Dean, and according to critics, he was a perfect choice. This role, and the one in “Humans,” brought him fame, but also a significant income. The current worth of the young actor is estimated by sources at over $2 million, however, this figure would seem very likely to increase, assuming that he successfully continues his career.
Is Will Tudor Gay?
When guys like Will Tudor appear on TV, they quickly become sex symbols and gain a lot of (mostly female) fans. Playing the controversial character of a male prostitute in “Game of Thrones,” the blue-eyed actor has become a favorite of the audience of both sexes. Playing that role provoked rumors about Will’s sexual orientation in real life. Some will be disappointed (and some may not), but Will Tudor is not gay. Although he’s pretty secretive about his love life, there are suggestions that he’s been dating the actress Katherine McNamara since 2016. Apparently, the chemistry between them started in 2016, when Will appeared in “Shadowhunters,” in which Katherine plays one of the leading roles. However, except for several photos on social networks, there is no other evidence of their relationship, as neither of them confirmed or deny the rumours.