Lucien Laviscount is a British actor who has made a name for himself in both the UK and the US television industry. He has starred in several popular TV shows, such as Grange Hill, Coronation Street, Waterloo Road, Scream Queens, Snatch and Emily in Paris. He has also appeared in movies like The Bye Bye Man, Love Beats Rhymes and Trust. He is currently working on new projects, such as Last Sentinel, Your Christmas or Mine? and Peacock.
In this blog post, we will explore the life, career and upcoming projects of Lucien Laviscount, the rising star of British TV and beyond.
Early Life and Education
Lucien Leon Laviscount was born on June 9, 1992, in Burnley, Lancashire, England. He is of mixed ethnicity, as his father, Eugene Laviscount, is a bodybuilder of Antiguan descent, and his mother, Sonia Laviscount, is of English descent. He has two brothers, Louis and Jules.
Laviscount attended Ribblesdale High School in Clitheroe, where he achieved 10 GCSEs. He was also a member of Carol Godby’s theatre workshop in Bury, where he developed his acting skills.
Laviscount started his acting career at the age of 10, when he appeared in an advertising campaign for Marks & Spencer. He then secured roles in programmes such as Clocking Off and Johnny and the Bomb before becoming a series regular in BBC One series Grange Hill.
Laviscount’s career breakthrough came in 2009, when he was cast as religious swimmer Ben Richardson in ITV’s soap opera Coronation Street. He played the role for six months, before leaving the show to pursue other opportunities.
In 2010, Laviscount joined the cast of BBC One’s school drama Waterloo Road, where he played Jonah Kirby, a pupil who falls in love with his teacher. He stayed on the show for two series, until 2011.
In 2011, Laviscount also participated in the eighth series of Celebrity Big Brother, where he finished fifth. He was nicknamed ‘Mumbles’ by his fellow housemates for his low voice.
Transition to US TV
In 2012, Laviscount signed with SK Records and released his debut single, “Dance With You”, featuring American rapper MANN. The song failed to chart and received negative reviews from critics.
Laviscount then focused on his acting career again, and made his transition to US TV. In 2014, he was cast as the lead role of Ennis Ross in Supernatural: Bloodlines, a spin-off to the CW show Supernatural. He appeared in the backdoor pilot episode, but the show was not picked up by the network.
In 2015, Laviscount landed a series regular role as Earl Grey, a British exchange student and love interest of Chanel #5 (Abigail Breslin), in FOX’s horror comedy series Scream Queens. The show was created by Ryan Murphy and featured a star-studded cast, including Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis and Lea Michele. Laviscount appeared in all 13 episodes of the first season, which received mixed reviews from critics and viewers.
In 2017-2018, Laviscount starred as Billy ‘Fuckin’ Ayers, a charismatic boxer and gangster’s son, in Sony Crackle’s crime comedy-drama Snatch. The show was based on the 2000 film of the same name by Guy Ritchie and also featured Rupert Grint, Luke Pasqualino and Dougray Scott. The show ran for two seasons before being cancelled.
Recent and Upcoming Projects
In 2017, Laviscount also made his big screen debut as John, one of the main characters who is haunted by a supernatural entity called The Bye Bye Man (Doug Jones), in the horror film The Bye Bye Man. The film was poorly received by critics and audiences alike.
In 2017, Laviscount also co-starred as Derek, a poetry student who mentors Coco (Azealia Banks), an aspiring rapper, in the musical drama film Love Beats Rhymes. The film was directed by RZA and also featured Common, Jill Scott and Lorraine Toussaint. The film received mixed reviews from critics.
In 2020, Laviscount played Alexander Cabot, the CEO of a record label and love interest of Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), in The CW series Katy Keene. The show was a spin-off to Riverdale and also featured Lucy Hale, Jonny Beauchamp and Julia Chan. The show was cancelled after one season due to low ratings.
In 2021-2022, Laviscount appeared as Alfie, a British chef and love interest of Emily Cooper (Lily Collins), in the second and third seasons of the Netflix series Emily in Paris. The show was created by Darren Star and follows the adventures of an American marketing executive who moves to Paris for work. The show has been a hit with viewers, but has also received criticism for its portrayal of French culture and stereotypes.
Laviscount has several upcoming projects in the works, such as:
- Last Sentinel: A sci-fi thriller film where he plays Sullivan, a soldier who is part of a team that is sent to investigate a mysterious signal from a distant planet. The film is directed by Liam O’Donnell and also stars Frank Grillo, Iko Uwais and Yayan Ruhian.
- Your Christmas or Mine?: A romantic comedy film where he plays Steve, a British man who falls in love with an American woman (Kat Graham) during the holidays. The film is directed by Christie Will Wolf and also stars Alexander Ludwig, Virginia Madsen and Aaron Douglas.
- Peacock: A comedy TV series where he plays Jay, a young man who pretends to be gay to get a job at a gay bar. The show is created by Jack Whitehall and Freddie Syborn and also stars Whitehall, Rosie Perez and Sarah Solemani.
Laviscount is currently single, but he has been linked to several celebrities in the past, such as Kerry Katona, Amy Childs, Brooke Vincent, Chloe Green and Sophie Reade.
Laviscount is active on social media platforms, such as Instagram and Twitter, where he has over 400k and 200k followers respectively. He often posts photos and videos of his work, travels, friends and family.
Laviscount is also involved in various charitable causes, such as Sport Relief, Comic Relief and Children in Need. He has participated in several fundraising events and campaigns for these organizations.
Lucien Laviscount is a talented and versatile actor who has starred in several popular TV shows and movies in both the UK and the US. He has shown his range and skills in various genres, such as drama, comedy, horror and romance. He is also a recording artist who released his debut single in 2012. He is currently working on new projects that will showcase his abilities even more.
If you want to learn more about Lucien Laviscount, you can follow him on his social media accounts or check out his IMDb page for his latest updates. You can also watch some of his shows and movies on streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video or Hulu.