Alexander Vlahos was born on the 30th of July, 1988 in Swansea, South Wales. His first language is Welsh.
He studied Acting at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff, graduating in 2009.
He his probably best known for his role as Mordred in the hit BBC fantasy show, ‘Merlin’ where he earned rave reviews for his portrayal as the young Druid destined to kill King Arthur.
His first job upon leaving drama school was ‘Crash’ (BBC Wales/Red Planet Pictures) playing the semi-regular role of Dylan.
He went on to appear in the medical drama ‘Doctors’ (BBC) in a week-long storyline, ‘Master Of The Universe’, where he played the lead role of Lewis Cutler. The episodes were nominated for ‘Best Single Episode’ & ‘Spectacular Scene of the Year’ at the ITV British Soap Awards 2010.
Following this, he appeared as Tom Evans alongside Sanjeev Bhaskar, Ayesha Dharker & Mark Williams in the multi-award winning BBC drama series ‘The Indian Doctor’.
In January 2013, Vlahos was seen in his breakthrough lead role as Private Keenan in BBC drama ‘Privates’, focusing on one of the last group of conscripts to enter National Service before it ended in 1960.
Alexander Vlahos’s theatre work has included the title role in Britannicus (Wilton’s Music Hall), The Ashes (Latitude Festival), Present: Tense (Nabokov), Emperor and Galilean (National), Hamlet (Sheffield Crucible), Cardiff Assembly (National Theatre Wales), The Elsinore Project (Volcano) and Café Cariad (National Youth Theatre Wales). Alexander returned to the stage playing Malcolm opposite Kenneth Branagh in the critically acclaimed ‘Macbeth’, performing at the Manchester International Festival (2013) and on Broadway (2014).
- Romeo, Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre
- Catesby, Richard III, Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre
- La Ronde, Collaborative Artists
- Malcolm, Macbeth
- Yeletsky, Fortune’s Fool, Old Vic
- Malcolm, Macbeth
- Britannicus, Britannicus
- Hilarion / Maurus, Emperor and Galilean
- Player Queen / Barnardo / Osric, Hamlet
- The Son, The Elsinore Project, Volcano Theatre Company