Joe Anderson was born in 1981 to his parents who are both involved in the film industry. He grew up on the outskirts of London, acting consistently through childhood. Acting was always his professional direction from a very young age.
He later attended Richmond Upon Thames College where he studied photography and then applied and was accepted to train at London’s Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. It is reported that as a hobby, Joe plays the guitar to a high standard and actively partakes in rugby, gymnastics and skateboarding.
Joe was very active at the Chichester Festival Theatre, contributing to film and stage dramatics. He has always been very conscientious in his work and has now established a rapidly developing, respectable filmography. Early in 2006 he appeared in Copying Beethoven, an account of the life of Beethoven, which stars Ed Harris. Joe plays the nephew of Beethoven. This film had great reviews in the US but is yet to be released in the UK.
His next role was as the charming, loving Henry Austen in Becoming Jane. Joe plays Jane’s brother who became a very supportive, reliable ally to Jane and her writing career. He financially aided the publication of some of her novels and formed a very special place in Jane’s heart. Joe’s performance was perfect and he was the ideal Henry.
After Becoming Jane, Joe has gone from strength to strength with a main role in Across The Universe, a Beatles musical with a plotline involving Joe’s character Max going to the Vietnam War and placing himself in a fight for peace. His latest project makes him a star of the film Control, the biopic of the British band Joy Division. He stars alongside Samantha Morton and the film is released in the UK in October.
Pic 1: Joe Anderson from IMDb (The Internet Movie Database)
Pic2: Filming of Becoming Jane- Joe Anderson (Henry Austen) and James McAvoy (Tom Lefroy)