You knew him as Sam in Love Actually, Jojen Reed in Game of Thrones, and Newt in Maze Runner. Now, he plays Benny Watts in Netflix's The Queen's Gambit. He is Thomas Brodie-Sangster and here is what you should know about him.
Thomas Brodie-Sangster joins a star-studded cast of actors like Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Camp, Moses Ingram, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, Harry Melling, Isla Johnston, Christiane Seidel, Rebecca Root, Akemnji Ndifornyen, Marielle Heller, and Marcin Dorociński, among others, in the Netflix period drama miniseries The Queen's Gambit.
Set in the 1950s and 1960s, The Queen's Gambit follows chess prodigy Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) and the people she encounters on her way to becoming a world champion in chess while dealing with a growing dependence on drugs and deteriorating mental health.
Thomas Brodie-Sangster plays Benny Watts, the US national champion in chess who later befriends and mentors Beth Harmon.
Thomas Brodie-Sangster first gained widespread recognition for playing Sam in the 2003 ensemble romantic-comedy movie Love Actually.
He went on to play Newt in the Maze Runner trilogy of survival action movies starring Dylan O'Brien and Kaya Scodelario.
On television, Brodie-Sangster is most known for portraying Jojen Reed in seasons three and four of the HBO fantasy drama series Game of Thrones.
Thomas Brodie-Sangster was born in London, England, on May 16, 1990, to Tasha Bertram and Mark Sangster.
His youthful boyish features belie his true age. He is actually 30 years old at the time of this writing and stands at 5 feet 10½ inches (1.79 meters).
As reported by various online sources including celebritynetworth.com, Thomas Brodie-Sangster has a net worth of around $2 million. The 30-year-old has been acting since he was around ten years old, back in 2001.
Since then, he has been in several notable movies like Love Actually, Nanny McPhee, and The Maze Runner trilogy, and TV series like Game of Thrones, Wolfhall, Godless, and The Queen's Gambit.