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Max Harwood

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Max Harwood
File:Max Harwood.jpg Max Harwood.jpg
Portrait of Harwood by Samuel Black Photgraphy
BornMax William James Harwood
🏳️ NationalityBritish
🏫 EducationBishop Challoner, Queen Mary's College, Guildford School of Acting, Urdang Academy
💼 Occupation
AgentIndependent Talent Group
Everybody's Talking About Jamie
🏡 Home townBasingstoke
Height1.78m (5 ft 10 in)
🌐 Websitehttps://www.independenttalent.com/

Max Harwood (born 12 September 1997) is a British actor known for playing Jamie New in Everybody's Talking About Jamie. This feature film marks the actors professional debut and is due for worldwide release in January 2021.[1][2]

Early life[edit]


Harwood was educated at Bishop Challoner, a Roman Catholic Secondary School in Basingstoke, Hampshire, followed by Queen Mary's College, a local sixth form (also in Basingstoke) where he studied Theater Studies, Art Photography, Music Technology and History at A-level. In his late teens, Harwood attended a one-year foundation course in Musical Theater at The Guildford School Of Acting, Surrey. Then furthered his training for two more years in London, at The Urdang Academy, before landing the role in his debut feature film.


Theater / Workshop / Concert

Year Production Role Company Director
2017 Something About This Night Vocalist Guildford School Of Acting Chris Cuming
2017 Rent Mark Cohen Guildford School Of Acting Doug Quinn
2017 Point Of View Ensemble Guildford School Of Acting Alexander Gage
2018 Spring Awakening[3] Melchior Gabor The British Theatre Academy Dean Johnson
2019 This Christmas[4] Vocalist Quick Fantastic Alex Parker

Film / Television

Year Title Role Company Director Notes
2018 JACK WHITEHALL'S TRAINING DAYS - THE SPECIAL Dancer Timeline Television Chris Howe
2021 Everybody's Talking About Jamie[5] Jamie New 20th Century Studios/Warp Films Jonathan Butterell post-production

Harwood also presented 3 awards this year at the annual WhatsOnStage Awards with 'Steps' member, Faye Tozer[6]

Everybody's Talking About Jamie[edit]

In June 2019, it was announced that Harwood would star as the titular role of Jamie New, alongside Academy Nominee Richard E Grant.[7] He would also be joined by decorated British actress Sarah Lancashire OBE[8] who will be playing Jamie's mother, Margaret New. Film4, Warp Films and New Regency[9][10] will produce the film while 20th Century Studios will distribute it. Directed by Jonathan Butterell with screenplay by Tom MacRae and Dan Gillespie Sells whom created the original stage production of the musical which can currently be seen on the West End and on tour around the UK.[11] The film is set to be released 23 October 2020.


  1. "HuffPost is now a part of Verizon Media". consent.yahoo.com. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  2. Everybody's Talking About Jamie, retrieved 6 April 2020
  3. Wey, Tricia (21 August 2018). "Review: Spring Awakening, Stockwell Playhouse". A Younger Theatre. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  4. "This Christmas | The Other Palace Tickets". LW Theatres. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  5. "Max Harwood". IMDb. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  6. "Guest presenters announced for the 20th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards | WhatsOnStage". www.whatsonstage.com. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  7. McNary, Dave (14 June 2019). "Richard E. Grant to Play Former Drag Queen in 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie'". Variety. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  8. "Richard E Grant, Sarah Lancashire, Shobna Gulati and more cast in Everybody's Talking About Jamie film | WhatsOnStage". www.whatsonstage.com. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  9. "Everybody's Talking About Jamie – Warp Films". warpfilms.com. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  10. "New Regency joins Warp Films, Film 4 in adapting hit musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie | Channel 4". www.channel4.com. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  11. "Everybody's Talking About Jamie - The Apollo Theatre". Everybody's Talking About Jamie. Retrieved 7 April 2020.

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