Who Is the Hunky Star of 'Mary & George'? Get to Know Nicholas Galitzine

Nicholas Galitzine

A year ago you probably never even heard of Nicholas Galitzine. Perhaps you'd seen him if you were unlucky enough to have endured Camilla Cabello's Cinderella, but the British actor was not a household name. Fast forward to March 2024 and you can barely log onto Twitter without seeing his name pop up. With both Bottoms and Red, White & Royal Blue out in 2023, Mary & George arriving on Starz April 5 and the pop-star romance The Idea of You starring Anne Hathaway premiering soon, Galitzine is one of Hollywood's hottest heartthrobs.

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But as the saying goes, it takes 10 years to become an overnight success, and Galitzine has certainly put in the work. The 29-year-old has been acting for a decade, slowly building up his filmography before seemingly bursting onto the scene last year. So who is Nicholas Galitzine, how did he become famous and where else have you seen him? Here's everything you need to know about Nicholas Galitzine:

How did Nicholas Galitzine become famous?

While Galitzine may have played an American high-school student in Bottoms last year, the actor is neither American nor under 18. Nicholas Dimitri Constantine Galitzine was born in London, England on Sept. 29, 1994 (which also happens to make him a Libra FYI). While his father's side is British, as his name may have hinted, he's Greek on his mother's side. Galitzine attended Dulwich College in London before landing his first role starring opposite Luke Perry in the musical indie The Beat Beneath My Feet. He then appeared in other smaller films like High Strug and Share before earning a supporting role in The Craft: Legacy. The following year he starred as the prince in Cinderella, his first major role.

What movies has Nicholas Galitzine starred in?

The Beat Beneath My Feet (2014)

Nicholas Galitzine's first onscreen role was in this musical indie in which he plays a British teenager who discovers he's living next to an American rock star in hiding played by Luke Perry. While it debuted at film festivals in 2014, it didn't become available in America until two years later.

High Strung (2016)

Galitzine and Keenan Kampa starred as the leads in this musical romance, written and directed by The Young and the Restless star Michael Damian. He plays a British violinist who meets a classically trained ballet dancer while performing in the subway.

Handsome Devil (2016)

Lovers of Red, White & Royal Blue might want to check out this tiny Irish comedy starring Galitzine, Normal People's Fionn O'Shea and All of Us Strangers' Andrew Scott. O'Shea and Galitzine play students at a boarding school who are forced together as roommates and realize they might be keeping the same secret.

The Watcher in the Woods (2017)

Sabrina the Teenage Witch star Melissa Joan Hart directed this adaptation of the 1980 Bette Davis movie. An American family travels to the Welsh countryside where they bump into both their manor's owner (Anjelica Huston) and a local boy (Galitzine) who tell them of local legends.

The Changeover (2017)

Galitzine has a supporting role in this young adult adaptation of a New Zealand supernatural romance novel. He stars alongside Timothy Spall, Melanie Lynskey, Lucy Lawless and Thomasin McKenzie.

Share (2019)

Galitzine also took a supporting role in this HBO movie starring Rhianne Barreto and Charlie Plummer. It focuses on a girl who works to discover what happened to her after she sees video of herself unconscious and in a compromising position with a group of boys.

The Craft: Legacy (2020)

After parts in indies and TV movies, Galitzine finally landed his first major American role in the sequel to The Craft. He plays one of the schoolmates of Lily (Cailee Spaeny) who is put under a spell by her and her fellow coven members.

Cinderella (2021)

After The Craft: Legacy, Galitzine nabbed the Prince Charming role in Cinderella playing Prince Robert opposite Camila Cabello. The musical from Kay Cannon also starred Idina Menzel, Minnie Driver, Billy Porter, Pierce Brosnan and James Corden.

Purple Hearts (2022)

Galitzine starred opposite Descendents star Sofia Carson in the Netflix romance Purple Hearts. Based on a novel, it follows a singer-songwriter who gets married to a Marine without knowing him well in order to obtain military benefits.

Bottoms (2023)

The same summer as his breakout in Red, White & Royal Blue, Galitzine also had a supporting role as a douchey football player in the lesbian comedy Bottoms opposite Rachel Sennot, Ayo Edebiri and Kaia Gerber.

Red, White & Royal Blue (2023)

Galitzine is most well known for playing Prince Henry, the spare to the British throne in the adaptation of Casey McQuiston's gay rom-com. He stars opposite Taylor Zakhar Perez, who plays Alex Claremont-Diaz, the first son of the Unite States.

The Idea of You (2024)

Next up for Galitzine is Michael Showalter's rom-com based on a novel by Robinne Lee. Galitzine stars as the singer in a boy band who falls in love with a 40-year-old mom (Anne Hathaway) when she takes her daughter to see his concert.

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What TV shows has Nicholas Galitzine starred in?

Legends (2015)

While Galitzine has mostly starred in movies, he did appear briefly in one episode of this TNT crime drama in 2015,

Chambers (2019)

In 2019, Galitzine starred opposite his eventual Red, White & Royal Blue costar Uma Thurman in this supernatural horror series for Netflix. Galitzine played the brother of the lead character, but the show was cancelled after its first season.

Mary & George (2024)

Going full Shakespearean period piece, Galitzine stars as George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, in this steamy Starz miniseries. Villiers was the gay lover of James I, King of England, and the series focuses on their affair along with his relationship with his mother Mary (Julianne Moore).

Who is Nicholas Galitzine dating?

As of now the answer is "we don't know." So far, Galitzine has kept his personal life rather private and hasn't confirmed any partners. In March 2024, he posted a photo of him holding a woman's hand on Instagram, but we don't know who the hand belongs to or if he is dating the owner of said hand.

Regarding Galitzine's sexuality, while he has often played LGBTQ+ characters on TV and in the movies, he told Variety that he identifies as straight. So those rooting for a real-life romance between Galitzine and his Red, White & Royal Blue costar will be disappointed.

What is Nicholas Galitzine's height?

According to IMDb, Nicholas Galitzine is 6 feet tall.

What is Nicholas Galitzine's age?

Nicholas Galitzine was born on Sept. 29, 1994, which would make him 29 years old as if this writing.

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