Alexander Richard "Alex" Pettyfer (born 10 April 1990) is an English actor and model. The son of an actor and former fashion model, he appeared in school plays and on television before being cast as Alex Rider, the main character in the film version of Stormbreaker. The film was released worldwide in 2006. Pettyfer was nominated for a Young Artist Award and an Empire Award for his role. He appeared in the film Wild Child, released in the U.K. on 15 August 2008. He has been seen as a model in several advertising campaigns for Burberry.
His next two starring roles were in the 2011 films I Am Number Four, a science fiction action adventure, and Beastly (4 March 2011), a modernized retelling of Beauty and the Beast.