Douglas Booth
Douglas Booth


Douglas John Booth


9 July, 1992





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Douglas John Booth (born in 9 July, 1992 in London, England) is an English actor. He portrayed Romeo Montague in the 2013 film adaption of the Shakespearan tragedy, Romeo and Juliet.

Early LifeEdit

Douglas John Booth was born in London, England. He is the son of Vivien (née De Cala), a painter, and Simon Booth, a shipping finance consultant; he was previously managing director of both CitiGroup and Deutsche Bank's shipping finance divisions. Booth's father is of English descent, and his mother is of half Spanish and half Dutch ancestry. His older sister, Abigail, is a Chelsea School of Art graduate. Booth was raised in Greenwich, London but moved to Sevenoaks, Kent at the age of ten. He was largely privately educated, attending Solefield School, Bennett Memorial Diocesan School and Lingfield Notre Dame School. Booth is severely dyslexic and found it "very hard" to read or write up until the age of ten; he remains "a really slow reader". He struggled at school, "having to put in double or triple the amount of effort as everyone else," but has said the condition made him "more resilient in every sense". He played the trumpet as a child. Booth developed an interest in drama at the age of twelve, after starring in a school production of Agamemnon: "I found myself feeling really engaged for the first time. I thought, "I rather like being the centre of attention. This is where I want to be". By the age of thirteen, he was involved with the National Youth Theatre and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Booth joined the Curtis Brown acting agency at the age of fifteen. He won his first professional acting role at the age of sixteen and quit his AS levels in drama, media studies and English literature.


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