Monday 26 June 2017

5 things to know about Taylor Swift's 'new boyfriend' Joe Alwyn

Joe Alwyn is reportedly Taylor Swift's new boyfriend. Images: Getty
Joe Alwyn is reportedly Taylor Swift's new boyfriend. Images: Getty
Actor Joe Alwyn attends "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" during 54th New York Film Festival at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on October 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Joe Alwyn attends the Jameson Empire Awards 2016 at The Grosvenor House Hotel on March 20, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
Actor Joe Alwyn poses during a press conference to promote the film "Billy Lynns Long Halftime Walk" in Taipei on November 3, 2016. (Photo credit should read SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)
Amy Mulvaney

Amy Mulvaney

There's a new man on the scene for Taylor Swift, but what do we know about him? Here's five things to know about Joe Alwyn.

1. He's an actor

If you thought you recognised him, you weren't wrong. Alwyn's debut role in a movie was as Billy Lynn in Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, which was released last year. He starred alongside Kristen Stewart, Vin Diesel and Chris Martin in the film.

2. He's from London

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Actor Joe Alwyn attends "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" during 54th New York Film Festival at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on October 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
 

Like Swift's  ex-boyfriend Tom Hiddleston, Alwyn (26) was born and raised in London. He graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2015 with a honours degree in acting.

3. His career is just taking off

While Alwyn will likely spend more time in the spotlight now that it has emerged that he's reportedly dating one of the most popular artists of the century, he's making a name for himself as an actor in his own right. He has several projects lined up for this year, including a role alongside Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and Nicholas Hoult in historical film The Favourite.

4. His relationship with Swift started "months ago"

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Joe Alwyn attends the Jameson Empire Awards 2016 at The Grosvenor House Hotel on March 20, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
 

While we're only hearing news of Swift and Alwyn's reported relationship now, the pair met several months ago, according to The Sun. A source told the paper: "This isn't a new couple alert or a secret relationship – the only people this has been a secret to is the media because all of us, Taylor and Joe's closest friends and their families, were aware they have been together for several months and have known each other for a long time."

5. He's done some modelling work, too

Alwyn has dabbled his feet in the world of modelling, posing for a Vogue shoot with Swift's bestie Gigi Hadid in 2016. "I wasn’t one of those kids who get up on the table and dance at a young age, but I always wanted to be an actor. I just never told anybody - I kept it a secret," he said in the interview.

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