Alex Roe

  1. Austin Butler,  Elvis, 2019.  The final six testing voices, gyrating pelvises and lip-lock sneers  as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll  for  Aussie director Baz Luhrmann’s biopic came down to…  Ansel Elgort, already booked for Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story… Alex Roe, a classmate of my grand-daughter in school in  Chiswick at age ten; he became   Pat Garrett in the Billy the Kid series…  Harry Styles, the One Direction pop idol, who debuted in Dunkirk… Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Quicksilver in  Avengers: Age of Ultron…  Miles Teller, aka Mr Whiplash, sharing Top Gun: Maverick wih Tom Cruise. Selecting the dreaded Colonel Parker was easier.  Tom Hanks.  In 2018, Butler worked with Denzel Washington  in Broadway’s latest The Iceman  Cometh and Baz got a call from D about  E.   ‘Look, I’ve just been onstage with this young actor. I’m telling you, his work ethic is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. I’ve never seen anyone who devotes every single second of their lives to perfecting a role.’” PS Hanks (sharing his producer’s hat with Steven Spielberg) chose Butler to head  their latest WWII series, Masters of the Air, TV, 2021. 

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