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Lucien Laviscount

Lucien Laviscount
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Laviscount in 2009
Born Lucien Leon Laviscount
(1992-06-09) 9 June 1992 (age 25)
Burnley, Lancashire
Nationality British
Occupation Actor

Lucien Leon Laviscount (born 9 June 1992) is a British actor and recording artist best known for his portrayal of Jonah Kirby on popular BBC One drama Waterloo Road.

He first came to prominence in 2007 after starring in teen dramedy Grange Hill. In 2009, Laviscount had a recurring role on iconic British soap opera Coronation Street as Ben Richardson. In 2011, he competed in the rebooted series of Celebrity Big Brother, where he became involved in a love triangle with Amy Childs and Kerry Katona.

In 2012, he made the transition to recording artist with the release of his debut single "Dance With You". He was set to play the lead in the potential series Supernatural: Bloodlines, a spin-off to the CW show Supernatural, which did not get picked up. In 2015, he played a regular character, Earl Grey, in the first season of the horror comedy Scream Queens on FOX.

Early and personal life

Laviscount was born in Burnley, Lancashire, and grew up in Ribble Valley in Lancashire. He attended Ribblesdale High School in Clitheroe, where he was awarded 10 GCSEs, and was also a member of Carol Godby's theatre workshop in Bury.[1] His parents are of Trinidadian descent. He has two brothers, Louis and Jules.[2][3]

Acting career

At the age of 10, Laviscount appeared in an advertising campaign for Marks & Spencer.[4] He secured roles in programmes such as Clocking Off and Johnny and the Bomb before becoming a series regular in BBC One series Grange Hill.[2] Laviscount was then cast as religious swimmer Ben Richardson in Coronation Street. He appeared as Jonah Kirby, a school pupil, in the TV show Waterloo Road in 2011.[5][6] He later appeared in series 2 of Trollied.

It was announced on 22 February 2014 that Laviscount would be playing the lead role of Ennis Ross in Supernatural: Bloodlines, a spin-of to the US CW show Supernatural. He appeared in the backdoor pilot episode but the show did not get picked up. In 2015, Laviscount played a regular role in Fox's US horror comedy series Scream Queens.[7]

Reality TV

In 2010, Laviscount took part in a charity football match alongside Jack McMullen, Lyndon Ogbourne and other actors in aid of Sport Relief.[8]

Celebrity Big Brother 2011

On 18 August 2011, Laviscount became a housemate in Channel 5's Celebrity Big Brother 2011.[9] He lasted until the final week, finishing fifth. On the show, he flirted with fellow housemates Amy Childs and Kerry Katona. He found himself torn between the attentions of Katona and Childs which culminated in "Bedgate" where he ended up sharing a bed with the latter after a drunken party.[10] He was dubbed 'Mumbles' by his fellow housemates and entertained viewers with his fondness for showing off his physique in the house gym.[11]

Music career

Laviscount signed with SK Records in January 2012. His debut single, "Dance With You", featuring US Hip-Hop artist MANN, was scheduled for an April 2012 release.[12] It was a commercial failure after failing to chart.[citation needed]

MOBO Awards 2011

Laviscount was at the MOBO Awards held on 5 October 2011 at SECC Glasgow. He presented an award with Jade Thompson to Adele who won "Best International Act" category at the 2011 MOBO Awards.

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Clocking Off Tom Wood Episode: "Jenny's Story"
2006 Johnny and the Bomb Yo-Less 3 episodes
New Street Law Alfie Episode: "1.7"
2007–2008 Grange Hill Jake Briggs 13 episodes
2008 Life Bites Jake Episode: "1.1"
2009 Father & Son Elijah King Episode: "1.1"
Coronation Street Ben Richardson 34 episodes
2010–2011 Waterloo Road Jonah Kirby 13 episodes
2011 Casualty Liam Briggs Episode "Epiphany"
New Tricks David Green Episode "Setting out your Stall"
Shameless Dee Davies Episode: "8.16"
Trollied Stu 4 episodes
2013 Death in Paradise Duncan Wood Episode: "2.8"
The Syndicate Matt Greco Episode: "2.4"
Love Matters Jake Episode: "Kitten Chic"
Skins Jason 2 episodes
2014 Supernatural Ennis Ross Episode: "Bloodlines"
Episodes Brian 3 episodes
Honeytrap Troy
2015 Scream Queens Earl Grey 8 episodes
2016 Still Star-Crossed Romeo Montague Episode: "In Fair Verona, Where We Lay Our Scene"
2017 The Bye Bye Man John
Snatch Billy Ayres 10 episodes
Love Beats Rhymes Derek

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