Alexander Paul Weaver (born 3 January 1981) is an English actor and writer.
Alexander Paul Weaver
3 January 1981
Weaver's first paid theatre role was in Trevor Nunn's 2004 production of Hamlet, at the Old Vic theatre in London. Weaver played the Prince of Denmark on Monday evenings and at all matinees, whilst Ben Whishaw took on the role for evening performances, from Tuesday to Saturday.
British politician Michael Portillo lauded Weaver's interpretation of Hamlet in The New Statesman: "He [Weaver] gave meaning to the poetry, refusing to be rushed in the soliloquies or intimidated by them, varying volume and pace well. Frame by frame, he made credible Hamlet's progression from self-indulgence to nobility, so we could nearly believe Fortinbras' remark that 'he was likely, had he been put on,/To have proved most royally'."
Weaver has appeared in minor roles in films such as Colour Me Kubrick (2005) (uncredited), The Merchant of Venice (2004), Marie Antoinette (2006), and Unmade Beds (2009); he also played "The Kid" in Doom, and an uncredited Gulf War soldier in Armistice (2014).
His television credits include D.C. Billy Slaven in The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (episodes In Pursuit of a Proper Sinner and A Cry for Justice) and National Antiquities Museum employee Andy Galbraith in Sherlock' episode "The Blind Banker". Weaver has been in Five Days (TV-Mini series) as Josh Fairley. He has also been in Five Daughters (TV-Mini series) played Tom Alderton . Weaver also has been in Secret State as Josh Leyton. Weaver also appeared in Southcliffe (TV Mini series), where he played Anthony. Weaver was in Life in Squares (TV Mini series) and played Young Leonard Woolf. He was also in The Smoke where he played Tom. Weaver was in The Nativity, in which he played Thomas. Weaver also has been in Personal Affairs playing Crawford Crawford.
Radio credits include Bach: The Great Passion, a 2017 biographical radio play by the English writer James Runcie. Weaver also presents radio shows at a pub called the Boogaloo based in north London. One is called Film And Telly Stuff, which he presents with actor Luke Neal and the other is called The Theme's Of Our Youth, which he presents with actor Jack Whitam.
He is also known for his role as Rex in the game Xenoblade Chronicles 2 released in December 2017.
- "Charlotte Riley, Ben Chaplin and David Suchet lead cast of BBC's Press". IMDb. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
- Radio Times article about Grantchester Series 4