• Alexander Vlahos is a Welsh actor, director, and writer.
• He rose to prominence playing gay royalty, Monsieur Philippe D’Orleans in the controversial drama series “Versailles”.
• He has 30 acting credits, as well as awards for directing and writing.
• He is married to Julia Huard and has a cat and a dog.
• His net worth is estimated to be over $2 million.

Alexander Vlahos – why is he famous?

He rose to prominence playing gay royalty, Monsieur Philippe D’Orleans in the controversial drama series “Versailles”, which aired from 2015 to 2018, but Alexander Vlahos is an actor with over 30 acting credits to his name, as well as an awarded director and writer.

One way or another, Alexander came into the limelight, and people wanted to know more about him. If you are one of those interested to learn more interesting facts about his life, his career beginnings, and his future work, keep on reading.

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Early life, family, and education

Alexander Vlahos was born in the small town of Tumble, Carmarthenshire, Wales, on 30 July 1988, but was raised in Llantrisant, Mid Glamorgan, by his Welsh mother and Greek father, as their only child.

He had an interest in sports from an early age and played ice hockey from when he was eight. However, his love for the sport faded after he stepped in front of the cameras for the first time, although he remained a loyal fan of the Cardiff Devils, a Welsh ice-hockey team, for which he played until he was 18.

Speaking of Alexander’s educational background, he attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 2006, he enrolled at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, from which he graduated with a BA degree, in 2009.

Roles in series

Alexander made his acting debut portraying Dylan in the series “Crash” in 2009. In the following year, he was seen as Lewis Cutler in the drama “Doctors”, which followed the story of the staff at a Birmingham medical practice, and had 90 award nominations, including four for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards, and won 17. Later in 2010, Alexander portrayed Tom Evans in “The Indian Doctor”, making an appearance in ten episodes.

His first notable television series role came in 2012, when cast to play Mordred in the fantasy drama “Merlin”, starring John Hurt, Bradley James and Colin Morgan, which had 25 award nominations and won four, including the BAFTA for Best Visual Effects.

Next, Alexander was seen as Private Keenan in the 2013 TV mini-series “Privates”, which was his first lead role. This drama followed the story of the last National Service recruits admitted in 1960; eight young men attend basic training at a camp in Yorkshire as the end of a respectable era collides with the world of rock ‘n’ roll. It had no nominations, but was well-rated by the audience (7.4/10).

From 2015 to 2018, Alexander was seen as Monsieur Philippe D’Orleans in 30 episodes of the series “Versailles”, starring opposite George Blagden and Tygh Runyan. This historical drama is set in 1667, when the French king Louis XIV decided to build the largest and the greatest palace in the world, however, not only affairs and intrigues but also an exhausted budget complicated his plan for Versailles.

Alexander played Phillipe, the King’s brother who had a romantic relationship with nobleman Chevalier de Lorraine. Alexander told Attitude magazine, that he and Evan Williams, who played Chevailer, were proud to show the ups and downs of that love story, the heartbreak, and then the two of them getting back together, and all of that in a kind of beautiful, raw way.

Concurrently, Alexander co-starred in “Serial Thriller: Angel of Decay” (2016), and later that year, voiced the character of Prisoner Zero in the eponymous animated series. He was also seen in an episode of the series “Genius” in 2017.

In the following years, he guest-starred in “Tourist Trap” (2019) and “Death in Paradise” (2020), then was seen starring as Mark in the 2020 crime drama series “Broke”, but which was canceled after its first season.

Most recently, Alexander was cast to play Allan Christie in the series “Outlander” in 2022, followed by his role as Charles Lockhart in the romantic drama “Sanditon”, based on the unfinished novel of the same title by Jane Austen, the third season of which is set to premiere in March 2023.

Roles in movies

Alexander made his first movie appearance as Steff in the 2010 short movie “Bright Lights”, followed by his role as Tom in the 2011 TV movie “The Tower”. He made his big-screen debut as Luke in the 2012 horror movie “Truth or Die”, but which was poorly rated.

In the following years, Alexander was seen in several short movies before he was cast to play Herbert in the 2016 thriller “The Head Hunter”, which was nominated for the British Independent Film Festival Award for Best Feature Film.

In 2020, Alexander starred opposite Sophie Hopkins in the short drama “Watchtower”, which he also wrote and directed, and which brought him the Latitude Film Gold Award – Narrative Short. Speaking of his awards, Alexander won Independent Shorts Award for Best First-Time Director for his work on the 2020 drama “Lola”.

Most recently, Alexander was seen as Dorian Gray in the 2022 short movie “The Confessions of Dorian Gray: Before Your Eyes” – this was the first time this character was seen on screen since Alexander voiced this character for 10 years in his own audio series.

Love life and wife

It’s unsurprising that Alexander was the subject of various rumors claiming that he is gay after his role in “Versailles”, but he’s straight, and was engaged to Kajsa Mohammar, a Swedish actress best known for her role as Tait in the film “Viking Destiny”.

It is unclear when these two started dating, but Alexander stated in 2016 that they called off their engagement.

It is assumed that Alexander met his future wife, Julia Huard, sometime in 2019, since they are both quite secretive when it comes to their personal matters. Nothing is known about this woman, and even her Instagram account is private.

However, on 30 May 2022, Alexander posted a few photos from his and Julia’s wedding, with the description saying that he married his ‘cariad’ (a Welsh term of endearment meaning ‘love’) again, adding that once isn’t enough when you’re marrying Julia.

As of January 2023, the two are still together – they don’t have children, but a cat named Gus, and a dog named Arty.

Age, height, and net worth

Alexander is 34 years old, with curly brown hair and green eyes. He’s 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall, and weighs around 165lbs (75kgs).

Thanks to his acting talent, Alexander has earned a modest fortune, and according to sources as of early 2023, his net worth has been estimated at over $2 million.


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