Freddie Stroma, born January 8, 1987, in Ascot, Berkshire, England, UK, is an English actor, model, and singer, best known for playing Cormac McLaggen in the “Harry Potter” film series.
Stroma was born to a Swedish father and a German mother. While undertaking a degree in Neuroscience at University College London, Freddie’s film and modelling career began to flourish, leading him to take a break from his academic studies so that he could appear as Cormac McLaggen in the film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Following filming, Stroma returned to University College London to complete his degree, claiming that it, “would have been a shame to just throw it away.”
Having landed small parts on a string of British TV shows, including Casualty and BBC’s Mayo, Stroma’s first breakthrough was when he was cast as Cormac McLaggen in the film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. It became his most successful film to date. He was later cast as Cool Brett in the crime-thriller film “188.8.131.52,” which was not as successful as his previous film. He was later recast in the Harry Potter series in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2.”
More acting roles soon followed including in the film “A Cinderella Story: Once Upon A Song”, in the psychological thriller “The Philosophers,” and “Pitch Perfect.”