English actor, Charlie Heaton is famously known for his role in the Netflix's TV series, Stranger Things as Jonathan Byers. His performance in the series helped him win Screen Actors Guild Awards and also nominations for several awards. Before starting his career in acting, he played drums for the band, Comanechi.
As of 2018, Heaton is in a relationship with his co-star, Natalie Dyer. Previously, he dated a musician with whom he shares a child.
Early Life And Education Of Charlie Heaton
Charlie Heaton was born Charlie Ross Heaton on 6th February 1994 in Bridlington, East Yorkshire under the birth sign Aquarius. His parents raised him with his sibling, a sister Levi Heaton
At the age of sixteen, Heaton moved to London where he joined London noise-rock band Coanechi as a drummer. He also toured with the band for months.
Charlie Heaton's Career
Charlie Heaton made his acting debut in 2015 from a short film, The Schoolboy. He then worked in two other movies, Rise of the Footsoldier Part II and Urban & the Shed Crew.
The following year, Heaton portrayed the character of Mark in the drama film, As You Are starring Owen Campbell and Amandla Stenberg. As of 2018, he is working as Samuel Guthrie/ Cannonball in The New Mutants with Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Henry Zaga. The movie is currently in post-production.
In 2015, Heaton made TV debut from appearing in few episodes of ITV crime drama series, DCI Banks. The same year, he appeared in some episodes of Vera and Casualty.
Heaton's breakthrough came in 2016 after he appeared in Netflix's sci-fi horror web series, Stranger Things. In the series, he portrayed the role of Will Byers' older brother, Jonathan Byers, who is an aspiring photographer.
Regarding his audition, he says,
''I sent in an audition tape and then found out they wanted to know more about me and where I had come from. They ended up Skyping me from a Byron Burger in Hammersmith — it was the weirdest thing.''
''They said they were looking for people who weren’t necessarily known actors, and I told them how much I related to this character as I was from a working-cla s s background and really into music. I was flown over to the US for a screen test and got the role very quickly. Then it came out and almost overnight it became a phenomenon.''
His amazing performance won him Screen Actors Guild Awards and several nominations including Gold Derby Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Teen Choice Awards.
Charlie Heaton's Net Worth
Charlie Heaton has an estimated net worth of over $4 million, as per some online sources, however, the amount is still under review. Heaton worked in several movies with a good collection at the box office. Some of them include:
|Box Office Collection
|Shut In (2016)
|Naomi Watts, Jacob Tremblay, and Oliver Platt.
|Anya Taylor-Joy, Mia Goth, and George MacKay.
Heaton earns a salary ranging from $100k to $150k from the Netflix's TV series, Stranger Things. He also receives a decent paycheck from his social media.
He owns an Audi A5 worth $42600.
Charlie Heaton's Personal Life
Stranger Things actor, Charlie Heaton is in a relationship with his co-star, Natalia Dyer. The couple met for the first time on the sets of Stranger Things and eventually started dating. The duo is often pictured together in public enjoying each other's company. As of 2018, it was rumored that the couple broke up, however, they have not confirmed the news yet.
Previously, Heaton was in a relationship with musician Akiko Matsuura. They started dating while Heaton was part of the band Comanechi. The couple also shares a child, Archie Heaton, born in 2014. The relationship between the couple did not last long and separated for some undisclosed reasons.
Heaton often visits his son who is currently living with his ex-girlfriend. The couple is now amicable co-parents.
Besides, he was named GQ's Best Dressed Man of 2018 at Milan Men's Fashion Week where he wore an avantgarde navy blue checked suit paired with white shirt and embellished with a red-black striped tie.
When Heaton was heading to LA to attend the premiere of Stranger Things 2 on 21st October 2017, he was caught with cocaine. He was denied entry into America and was sent back to the UK.
Here is the video where Charlie Heaton talks about Stranger Things:
by saru, 29 Jun, 2018