Toby Kebbell biography

A Monster Calls

Toby Kebbell

Date of Birth: July 9, 1982

Raised in Nottinghamshire, England, Toby Kebell is the fourth of five siblings. His parents divorced when he was 18 months old and he was raised by his mother, who never remarried.

At 15, Toby dropped out of comprehensive and took his GCSEs at a sixth form college. He got into acting through taking workshops at Central Television Workshop in Nottingham, while supporting himself by working as a waiter. At 20, he was called to audition for the role of an autistic man in the film Dead Man's Shoes. His powerful performance earned him a nomination for Most Promising Newcomer at the British Independent Film Awards.

He then played Rob Gretton in the biopic Control , about Ian Curtis, the singer of Joy Division who at 23 committed suicide. Kebbell won Best Supporting Actor at the British Independent Film Awards this time, beating competition such as Cate Blanchett and Colin Firth.

In 2009 he was nominated for the Best Rising Star at the BAFTA awards for his portrayal of the crack-addicted Johnny Quid in Guy Ritchie's RocknRolla . Other big screen credits include Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time with Jake Gyllenhaal, The Sorcerer's Apprentice with Nicolas Cage, Wrath of the Titans with Sam Worthington, and Fantastic Four alongside Miles Teller and Kate Mara.

His recent credits include the 2016 fantasy epic Warcraft , the epic remake Ben-Hur (2016), the sci-fi fantasy epic A Monster Calls (2017), the dramatic adventure Gold (2017) starring Matthew McConaughey, the action adventure flick Kong: Skull Island (2017) with Brie Larson and Tom Hiddleston and the action thriller The Hurricane Heist (2018), with Maggie Grace.

Toby's longtime girlfriend is Ruzwana Bashir, the first British-born Asian female to be president of the Oxford Union.

Toby Kebbell Filmography


A Monster Calls

Genre:  Drama, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  108 min.
Release Date: January 6, 2017
DVD: March 28, 2017
Blu-ray: March 28, 2017
Digital: March 14, 2017
Netflix: March 1, 2019

Current rating: Rating: 3.83
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Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Lewis MacDougall, Toby Kebbell, Liam Neeson