Eugene Simon is a British actor born in London on the 11th June 1992. His series regular role as Lancel Lannister on HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ has been running for six seasons, formerly alongside his lead role in Nickelodeon’s ‘House of Anubis’ for three seasons.
Eugene joined child agency Abacus at the age of eight beginning his career in theatre with the role of Archie in James Joyce’s ‘Exiles’. It was his childhood love for reciting poems from Roald Dahl’s ‘Dirty Beasts’ that sparked his interest in acting.
At twelve Eugene was the younger self to Heath Ledger’s ‘Casanova’, and at thirteen performed his lead role as Gerald Durrell in the BBC’s TV-film adaptation of ‘My Family and Other Animals’. Eugene continued to worked throughout his years at Downside School in a number of comercials, and most notably as Young Ben Hur in Drimtim Entertainment’s ‘Ben Hur’. After filming he began modelling through UK agency Models 1, he continues to do so.
On his 18th birthday Eugene was offered both his roles in both Game of Thrones & House of Anubis. Between filming the two shows Eugene debuted as lead American characters in his first US films; ‘Before I Sleep’ as fictional poet Eugene Devlin alongside ‘Harry Potter’ co-star Bonnie Wright, and Lord-of-the-Flies esque movie ‘Eden’ as US soccer player Kennefick. Eugene resides between London and Los Angeles throughout the year.
Known trivia about Eugene includes: his love of languages, speaking French and Spanish from a father that speaks Russian and Portugese. He is the middle of an older brother and a younger sister, the only actor in the family. The name Eugene was given from his great-grandfather Eugene Barry Walsh as a homage to his Irish ancestry. Training includes sword-fighting, horse-riding and charioteering. Impersonation, mimicry and voice over work are much loved pastimes of his and are the reasons, he says, that he got into acting.