Kit Connor

A British teen actor Kit Connor voyaged into an on-screen career at the age of 8 and since has never looked back. The 2019 biopic Rocketman became his early milestone of success; there he portrayed young Reginald Dwight (professionally Sir Elton John).

Connor not only became a big-screen figure but also blended himself into the TV screen. Notably, the actor appeared in the Netflix series Heartstopper (2022), where Kit’s character Nicholas “Nick” Nelson falls in love with an openly gay schoolboy.

Where Is Kit Connor From? Age and Birthday?

Kit Connor was born Kit Sebastian Connor on March 8, 2004, in London, England, the UK. He grew up in Purley, the London Borough of Croydon. As of 2022, the Little Joe actor is 18 years old.

Sources report that his father Richard Connor, an alumnus of Doncaster Faculty of Painting and Design works as a designer in AMVBBDO. As for Connor’s mother Caroline Connor, she is a homemaker. He is the youngest of two- he has an elder brother named Ned Connor.

The British actor attended Hayes Primary School in Kenley and later went to Whitgift School.

Started Acting At The Age Of 8: Film Debut From ‘Get Santa’

Connor set his feet in the entertainment industry when he was only 8- the actor appeared in an episode of Chickens and Casualty (both in 2013). Then, he worked on the TV film An Adventure in Space and Time  (2013).

And only a year later, Kit earned his feature film debut in 2014, portraying Tom Anderson in ‘Get Santa’.

From 2014-to 2015, the actor appeared in a recurring role, Archie Beckles, in the TV series Rocket’s Island. It co-starred young figures like Joe Gallucci, Samuel Bottomley, Helen Daniels, and Sydney Wade.

Then, Kit Connor focused on TV series for a few years, having worked in War & Peace, Grantchester, and SS-GB.

In the year 2018, he saw movie credits in The Mercy, Ready Player One, and Slaughterhouse Rulez.

Connor’s Career Paced Up In 2019 With ‘Rocketman’

In 2019, Connor became a media sensation after he portrayed Young Reginald Dwight (singer Sir Elton John) in the biopic Rocketman. The film was titled after John’s 1972 hit “Rocketman”; in the movie, actor Taron Egerton portrayed the adult version of Elton.

Kit Connor in the 2019 film Rocketman
Kit Connor in the 2019 film Rocketman; Photo Source: Paramount Pictures

The same year, the British star appeared in another notable film, Little Joe (2019). His character Joe Woodard is the son of plant breeder Alice Woodard (played by actress Emily Beecham).

Also, since 2019, Kit voices Pantalaimon in the fantasy drama His Dark Materials.

What Role Did Kit Connor Play In ‘Heartstopper’?

The brown-eyed and dark-browned haired actor got further exposure with the portrayal of Nick Nelson in Heartstopper. The Netflix series premiered on April 22, 2022, and is based on Alice Oseman’s novel of the same name.

It showcases the life of a gay schoolboy- from friendship to representation of the LGBTQ community.

Connor with his Heartstopper co-stars
Connor with his Heartstopper co-stars; Photo Source: Instagram@kit.connor

The story primarily revolves around openly gay schoolboy Charlie Spring (actor Joe Locke) as he starts developing feelings for his neighbor & school ruby player Nick Nelson. Nelson’s friendship with Charlie turned into much more that leaves him questioning his “sexuality.”

Other casts of Heartstopper include Yasmin Finney, William Gao, Sebastian Croft, Corinna Brown, and Kizzy Edgell.

In an interview with RadioTimes.com in April 2022, Connor confirmed that he auditioned for the role of Charlie, but was cast in the role of Nick Nelson.

Check out the YouTube video of Heartstopper casts interviewing each other!!

 

Will There Be Season 2 of ‘Heartstopper’?

As of May 2022, the officials are yet to comment on another season production of the coming-of-age romance drama series. But depending on fans’ obsession and positive critics of Heartstopper, there could be likely another go.

Is Kit Connor Gay In Real Life? Dating Anyone?

Connor is yet to comment on his sexual orientation. Though, many sources alleged him gay after the portrayal of Nick in Heartstopper, where his character has chemistry with the gay character Charlie. But the on-screen professionalism & personal aspects may vary!

As for his dating story, Kit doesn’t have one for now- no girlfriend or past relationship. Currently, the 5 feet 10 inches tall actor is supposedly single. He is a dog person and owns two pets: Basil and Sybil.

Social Media: Instagram and Twitter

The Rocket’s Island actor is active on both Instagram (@kit.connor) and Twitter (@kit_connor); the former accumulates over 1.4 million followers while the latter has more than 206.6K followers.

Net Worth Of Kit Connor In 2022

The actor currently in his late teens already has welcomings fans and considerable earnings. Allegedly, Connor’s net worth in 2022 is $300,000.

A professional since 2013, the TV star already has a decade-long experience in the acting industry. Added that, Kit worked on notable projects including the 2019 biopic Rocketman which collected $195.3 million at the box office.

His earnings could ascend in the coming days as he signs for endorsements or paid Instagram promotions.

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