The young British actor looks destined for big things as he has already worked with some of Hollywood’s biggest names
Despite their wish to keep their relationship secret, Joe Alwyn is set to hit headlines all over the world now that he’s allegedly dating Taylor Swift.
Having stayed single following the demise of her short-lived romance to Tom Hiddleston in September last year, the 27-year-old Blank Spaces hit-maker is said to have started dating Joe a few months ago.
But just exactly who is the young Brit who has managed to capture the heart of one of the world’s most powerful young women?
He’s believed to have won Taylor Swift’s heart, but who is Joe Alwyn? (Photo: WENN.com)
Joseph Matthew Alwyn, better known as Joe, is a rising talent from London.
Aged 26, Joe was born in London according to his short biography on IMDB, and is believed to still reside in the city – though he is represented by CAA in the states and Independent in the UK.
He graduated from the National Youth Theatre before studying at the University of Bristol and London’s Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
While his CV may not include many titles, just three, he has already worked alongside some of Hollywood’s heavyweights.
Starring in this year’s The Sense of an Ending, Joe worked alongside the likes of Charlotte Rampling, Michelle Dockery and Jim Boradbent.
However, his first break-out role is the one to look at, as he landed the lead role in Ang Lee’s 2016 war flick, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk; a feature which saw him share the screen with Kristen Stewart, Vin Diesel and Chris Tucker amongst other names.
His latest feature is currently in production, and sees the Londoner working alongside Emma Stone, Nicholas Hault and Rachel Weisz.
The Favourite – due to be released next year – is a historical drama, it follows the political scheming behind the throne and in the court of Queen Anne, the last monarch of the House of Stuarts.
How long have he and Taylor been an item?
According to The Sun’s Dan Wooton , the 27-year-old Shake It off hit-maker has been dating the 26-year-old (who lives at home with his mother and father in the capital) “for several months”.
The pair have reportedly been an item for a while, having first started off as friends, and it would seem that both Taylor and Joe have been very upfront and honest about their relationship when it comes to their family and friends.
Confirming the globe-conquering singer and aspiring screen star are all loved-up, a source close to the couple told the newspaper’s Bizarre column:
“This isn’t a new couple alert or a secret relationship – the only people this has been a secret to is the media because all of us, Taylor and Joe’s closest friends and their families, were aware they have been together for several months and have known each other for a long time.”