English actor Harry Treadaway entered film on one of the most eccentric notes imaginable. As identical (though not attached) twins, he and his brother Luke debuted with a role as conjoined twins playing in a punk rock band in co-directors Louis Pepe and Keith Fulton's seriocomic period mockumentary Brothers of the Head (2006). The film drew substantial critical acclaim, with many reviewers singling out the boys' portrayals; Salon's Andrew O'Hehir, in particular, referred to them as amazing. Harry extended the themes explored by this film (and essayed a similar role), but did so á tout seul, as post-punk rocker and Joy Division member Steve Morris, in Anton Corbijn's critically lauded Ian Curtis biopic Control (2007). In 2008, Treadaway turned up in two major A-list roles: a supporting turn in Gil Kenan's children's fantasy City of Ember, and a lead as a troubled teenager searching for his missing brother in the gothic supernatural thriller The Disappeared.
Biography by Nathan Southern
- Has an identical twin brother, actor Luke Treadaway.
- Formed a punk band called Lizardsun with his twin brother, in secondary school.
- He and Luke were the first set of twins to be accepted into the National Youth Theatre, at age 16.
- Spent months strapped to Luke as a conjoined twin fronting a punk band in the 2006 film Brothers Of The Head, his first professional acting job.
- Is a credited songwriter, with two songs appearing on the 2006 Brothers Of The Head soundtrack.
- Made his theater debut in Mark Ravenhill's Over There at the Royal Court in 2009.
- Attended a six-week cowboy boot camp in New Mexico for his role in the 2013 action flick The Lone Ranger.