Who is Josh Whitehouse?
Josh Whitehouse was born in Cheshire, England, on 2 February 1990 – his zodiac sign is Aquarius, and he holds British nationality. He’s an actor and a musician, who’s perhaps known best for his portrayal of Sir Cole, the lead character in the 2019 adventure comedy movie “The Knight Before Christmas”. It was written by Cara J. Russell, directed by Monika Mitchell, and also starred Vanessa Hudgens and Emmanuelle Chriqui. The film follows a medieval English knight, who has magically been sent to the present-day US, and has fallen in a love with a high school teacher, who doesn’t believe in love. The movie won one of the three awards for which it was nominated.
Early life, family and education
Josh was raised in Cheshire alongside his three brothers and a sister, by their father who is a writer, and their mother who’s an artist.
He grew up being interested in sports, and played basketball and soccer while attending Queen’s Park High School in Chester, England. It was during his four years at Queen’s Park that Josh became interested in acting, and began appearing in plays performed at the school, as well as at a local theatre.
He matriculated in 2008, and hasn’t spoken of his further education, but it’s widely believed that he attended college, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2012.
Roles in movies
Josh has been credited with appearing in 10 movies, and three TV series.
He made his debut film appearance in 2014, with his portrayal of Matt in the musical drama “Northern Soul”. Written and directed by Elaine Constantine, it starred Elliot James Langridge and Steve Coogan, and follows two friends living in 1974, who have just discovered black American soul music. The movie was nominated for four awards. In 2016, Josh could’ve been seen appearing in three movies: the short romantic drama “Mr. Burberry”, the action thriller “Alleycats”, and the drama “The Receptionist”.
His following notable performance was in the 2017 musical romantic comedy “Modern Life is Rubbish”, directed by Daniel Jerome Gill, and which starred Jessie Cave and Ian Hart.
The movie follows a guitarist boy and a breadwinner girl, who have met at a CD store, and fallen in love; it was nominated for a BAFTA Scotland Award. In 2018, Josh starred in the short biographical comedy “To Trend on Twitter”, and in 2020, he played Randy, the lead character in the musical romantic comedy “Valley Girl”. It also starred Jessica Rothe and Jessie Ennis, and follows two young lovers who are defying their parents by staying together. The film won a 2021 ReFrame Stamp Award for Narrative & Animated Feature.
Most recently, in 2021 Josh portrayed Nikolski in the drama “1921”, while he’s currently shooting for the upcoming drama “The Happy Worker”.
Roles in TV series
Josh made his debut TV series appearance in 2017, when cast to play the supporting character Hugh Armitage, in the critically acclaimed historical romantic drama “Poldark”. It was created by Debbie Horsfield, aired from 2015 to 2019, and starred Eleanor Tomlinson, Aidan Turner and Jack Farthing. The series follows Ross Poldark, who has returned home from the American Revolutionary War, and begun rebuilding his life. It won six of the 37 awards for which it was nominated.
In 2020, Josh voiced Juggly, in three episodes of the animated adventure comedy “Rhyme Time Town”, which follows the lives of two best friends – a dog and a cat!
He’s currently shooting as one of the main characters, Eddie Roundtree, for the upcoming musical drama mini-series “Daisy Jones & The Six”. It’ll follow the lives of members of the rock band The Six, during their rise to stardom in ‘70s Los Angeles.
Back in 2008, before launching his acting career, Josh was the star of the reality show “Living on the Edge”.
He wrote five songs for the 2017 movie “Modern Life Is Rubbish”, performed the song “Before Christmas” in the 2019 film “The Knight Before Christmas”, and sang seven songs in the 2020 movie “Valley Girl”.
Josh has made a guest appearance in various talk-shows, such as “Noches con Platanito”, “Made in Hollywood”, and “The IMDb Show”.
Love life and dating
Josh is amongst the most secretive of actors, as he hasn’t spoken of any women (or men) whom he has perhaps been with, however, it’s known that he’s today in a relationship with the French healthcare worker Cindy Jourdin.
It was reported back in August 2017, that Josh was courting Cindy, who then came to live with him in London, England. Not long after that, Cindy uploaded several pictures onto her Instagram account, which featured the two vacationing in the Dominican Republic. Josh and Cindy have been together to this day, and there are rumors circulating the internet claiming that they have become engaged, but these haven’t been confirmed.
Some of Josh’s fans claim that he’s gay, but this hasn’t been confirmed either.
As of July 2021, Josh is dating Cindy Jourdin, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Josh is interested in music, and can play various instruments, while he’s best with the guitar. He’s today the lead singer of the rock band More Like Trees, while he’s currently working on releasing his debut solo album.
Josh is a huge dog-lover, and his pet dog can be seen featured in many of his Instagram pictures.
He’s interested in 3D animation, and has begun learning about it with the help of the internet. Josh has launched the Instagram account ‘riga_face’ solely to share his animations with his fans, and it today numbers over 300 followers.
He has become passionate about travelling, and has been to various European countries, as well as to several US states, for both work and pleasure. His dream travel destination is Los Angeles, California.
Josh has his own favorite actors, some of whom are Eddie Redmayne, Amanda Seyfried and Emma Watson, and a couple of his favorite movies are “Les Miserables”, “Dear John” and the franchise “Harry Potter”.
Age, height and net worth
Josh’s age is 31. He has short curly brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 6ft 2ins (1.87m) and he weighs around 185lbs (84kgs).
As of July 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $1.5 million.