Asa Butterfield was born on 1 April, 1997, in Islington, London. He is an English actor. His parents are Jacqueline Farr and Sam Butterfield. Asa started acting when he was 7 years old. His first contact with acting was at the Young Actors' Theatre. In his hometown. There, he was acting every Friday afternoon. His first important role was on 2006 television drama, After Thomas. In 2007, Asa appeared in the movie Son of Rambow. One year after, in 2008, he had a guest role in Donny in Ashes to Ashes. At that age, he had a lead role in the movie The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. Asa was elected for this role from hundreds of other boys. For that movie he was nominated for: Most Promising Newcomer by British Independent Film Award and Best Performance in an International Feature Film - Leading Young Performers at Young Artist Award.
Asa is known for movies: The Wolfman (2010), Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (2010), Hugo (2011), Ender's Game (2013) and X+Y (2014). His latest movie is Ten Thousand Saints (post-production). It will be in theaters later this year. Hugo was his the most successful movie. For it, Asa won Best Youth in Film from Las Vegas Film Critics Society. He was nominated for: Best Young Performer by Broadcast Film Critics Association Award; Best Newcomer at Empire Award; Best Performance by a Youth in a Lead or Supporting Role – Male at Phoenix Film Critics Society Award and for Best Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film at Young Artist Award.
Asa appeared in two TV series. Ashes to Ashe (2008), where he appeared in one episode and in TV series Merlin (2008-2009), where he appeared in three episodes.