Phil Dunster is an actor who rose to fame as Jamie Tartt in the Apple TV+ series ‘Ted Lasso.’ Here are seven essential facts about the actor and his personal life.
7. Phil is 31 Years Old
Born on March 31, 1992, Phil Dunster celebrated his 31st birthday this year. Besides, he’s Aries by zodiac sign.
6. He is British
Hailing from Northampton, England, Dunster has British roots. Raised alongside his older brother, Simon, he pursued his education at Leighton Park School and later honed his acting skills at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He later graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Acting.
5. He is Best Known For His Role as Jamie Tartt
Dunster’s portrayal of Jamie Tartt in ‘Ted Lasso’ is arguably his most significant role to date. His performance has reached a global audience and marked a high point in his career, which began with his acting debut in ‘The Film-Maker’s Son’ in 2013. Dunster’s filmography also includes appearances in ‘Humans,’ ‘Patrick Melrose,’ and others.
4. Dunster is Close Friends With Brett Goldstein
Off-screen, Dunster is close friends with co-star Brett Goldstein, who plays Roy in ‘Ted Lasso.’ They even have joint Emmy nominations! So, Dunster and Brett’s friendship goes beyond their on-screen roles, and they share mutual respect and admiration for each other.
3. Phil is Multilingual
Dunster is fluent in French in addition to his native English, and his language skills have been a valuable asset in his acting projects.
2. He is Dating Eleanor Heydon
Phil has been in a relationship with Eleanor Heydon, an actress, film director, and producer, since November 2017. The couple celebrated their five-year anniversary in 2022 and have been living together since 2020. Heydon’s work includes films like ‘Divertimento’ and ‘The Colour of Spring.’
1. Jamie Tartt Was Supposed to be a South American
Jamie Tartt was initially envisioned as a South American player. However, the casting director, Theo Park, was so impressed by Dunster’s audition that the character was reimagined to fit his British persona. This change also led to the casting of Cristo Fernandez in another role.