Biography

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. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi