Alexander Richard Pettyfer is an English actor and model. He began his career as a child fashion model at the age of seven, for Gap. While he was a schoolboy, he performed in plays, including in the role of Willy Wonka in a production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Pettyfer made his professional acting debut in 2005 in the British television production of Tom Brown's Schooldays, playing the lead character, Tom Brown. He appeared in the film 'Wild Child' and played schoolboy Freddie Kingsley and co-starred with Emma Roberts. He starred in the film Beastly, based on the novel by Alex Flinn which was released on 4 March 2011. Other movies includes: Tormented (2009), I Am Number Four (2011), Beastly (2011), Magic Mike (2012), The Butler (2013), Endless Love (2014).
In June 2009, Pettyfer was voted number 35 on British women's magazine Company's list of the top 50 most eligible bachelors. the British magazine Glamour ranked him number 21 on their list of the sexiest men on the planet in August 2009.