Olly Alexander Biography

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Olly Alexander is a British musician and singer-songwriter famous as the synth-pop band 'Years & Years'. Similarly, he is an actor known for his roles in Bright Star, God Help the Girl, Funny Bunny, and It's a Sin.

Short-Biography: What Is Olly Alexander Age?

Olly Alexander's full name is Oliver Alexander Thornton. He was born on July 15, 1990, in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England. Currently, he is 30 years old.

His mom, Vicki Thornton, was one of the founders of the Coleford Music Festival while the identity of his father is not available. His age is 13 when his parents separated. After that, he and his brother were raised by a single mother.

Olly attended St John's Primary School and Monmouth Comprehensive School. Likewise, he went to the Hereford College of Arts and dropped out to pursue his acting career.

Career Highlights: What Is Olly Alexander Net Worth?

As per some line sites, the musician and actor Olly Alexander is worth $2 million in May 2021. He earns hundreds of thousands of salary from his films, series, albums, and songs.

Success In Music

Harrogate-born Alexander was 10 years old when he first composed a song on his dad's Casio keyboard. After, that he met an agent who agreed to represent him at the age of 16.

Eventually, he along with the guitarist Mikey Goldsworthy established a band, 'Years & Years' in 2010. Since then, he is the vocalist of the music group while the other members are Oliver Subria, Noel Leeman, and Emre Turkmen.

CAPTION: 'Years & Years' lead singer Alexander SOURCE: Instagram @ollyyears

So far, the band has 2 studio albums, Communion and Palo Santo. Likewise, the group has altogether 19 music videos, 4 EPs, and 20 singles. Some of their hit songs are Desire, Breath, Starstruck, Sanctify, Shine, Worship, Meteorite, Valentino, I Wish I Knew, Memo, Howl, Ready for You, and I Want to Love.

Acting Career

Olly started his acting career with the 2008 television film Summerhill. The next year, he made his big-screen debut playing the role of Tom Keats in the biographical fiction romantic drama Bright Star. 

Finally, in 2011, the multi-talented star came to the light for appearing in the movie The Dish & the Spoon alongside Greta Gerwig, Eleonore Hendricks, Amy Seimetz, and Adam Rothenberg.

His other notable acting credits include Bright Star, Cheerful Weather for the Wedding, Great Expectations, God Help the Girl, Funny Bunny, Lewis, Skins, and Penny Dreadful.

Furthermore, in 2021, he portrayed the role of Ritchie Tozer in the series It's a Sin along with Omari Douglas, Nicholas Blane, Callum Scott Howells, Lydia West. Likewise, he sang the Prom Album Single in the show.

Personal Life: Who Is Olly Alexander Dating?

Olly is gay and supports the LGBTQ community. Previously, he was in a relationship with Neil Milan Amin-Smith. The couple began dating in 2015 and later separated. His ex-boyfriend is a musician who was in Clean Bandit.

Once in an interview, the LGBTQ advocate disclosed his feelings for a straight guy via the single Sanctify. In an interview with BBC News, he talked about the almost-relationship and stated:

“He told me he was straight and we became friends, and at a certain point the relationship tipped over into something more intimate – and it felt like we were becoming lovers.”

Back in 2017, Alexander opened up about his bulimia presenting a BBC Three documentary where he investigates the link between being gay and the development of health disorders.

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