Taylor Swift fans all around the world were caught off guard when English newspaper The Sun, in an exclusive report, broke the news that British actor Joe Alwyn has been engaged with the pop star for a few months. The report soon resulted in Swift going viral on social media, along with her alleged fiance Joe Alwyn.

However, while Taylor Swift is a household name across the globe, Alwyn is yet to gain such popularity. The 31-year-old British actor has worked in several films and television series, winning several awards. However, Alwyn remains a mystery to many, so let’s take a look at the actor’s life and find out who he is.

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Born on February 21, 1991, at Royal Tunbridge Wells in Kent, England, Alwyn grew up in North London. During his childhood, he became interested in acting and subsequently joined the National Youth Theatre in 2009. He later went on to study English literature/drama and acting at the University of Bristol and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama respectively, graduating in both.

An interesting fact about Alwyn is that he has always been described as an introvert and went on to apply for four drama schools and was rejected in three. He was, however, accepted in the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, where he pursued a bachelor’s degree in acting.

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He made his debut with a feature film titled, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, in 2016. The film was a success in the box office, and Alwyn went on to appear in a number of films subsequently.

Since 2017, Alwyn has acted in 10 films and two television series and his films have gone on to win 11 awards. He has also worked with his girlfriend, Taylor Swift, in two of her albums, Folklore and Evermore in 2020, both of which were in US Top 50 billboard charts for some time.

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Alwyn has often been described as a private man. US magazine GQ have described him as a “notoriously low-key actor” in the past while The Wall Street Journal has dubbed him as “Hollywood’s most private leading man.”