So Who Is Theo James? 10 Things To Know About Hollywood's New Hearthrob

27 March 2014 by

Everyone's Talking About Theo James – But Who Is He? Here Are 10 Things To Know About Divergent's New Star

Theo James with Shailene Woodley at the Divergent world premiere [Getty]

Move over Hunger Games!* (*not really, we love Jennifer Lawrence - and the entire franchise way too much to mean that), Divergent is the new film based on Veronica Roth’s best-selling young-adult trilogy that has all the world a-buzz. Partly - we're sure - due to the presence of a little someone called Theo James. With the UK release of the first instalment of the series set for release next week and bumper figures coming from the first weekend of showing in the States, it's time to swot up on the man who's hottin' it up. We've done some extensive research (read: google stalking) on the actor. Here are the 10 things you need to know...

1. Theodore Peter James Kenneth Taptiklis is his real name and he's BRITISH! He was born and raised in Oxford, Oxfordshire


2. He featured in an episode of the first season of Downton Abbey


3. He knows he's hot (we don't blame him). He once said: 'I know I often get a job because of how I look. I hope that I keep the job because of how I act'

4. He starred as an obnoxious rep in The Inbetweeners movie

5. He can sing (really well!) He was lead singer and guitarist in band Shere Khan

6. He's got his own Barbie doll

7. Rumours are flying that he's dating Divergent co-star Shailene Woodley

8. But last we heard, he's dating Irish actress Ruth Kearney

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9. His swoon-worthy voice made up the voice over for the Audi UK TV advert...

10. He does all the fighting in Divergent himself - no stunt doubles!

We have four sets of three tickets for Divergent's European premiere taking place at Odeon Leicester Square on Sunday at 1.30pm. You'll be walking the red carpet alongside stars of the film including Shailene Woodley, Theo James (phwoar) and Kate Winslet. For your chance to win tickets click here.



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