Iain De Caestecker

Iain De Caestecker is a Scottish actor, best known for his roles in films Shell (2012), In Fear (2013), Not Another Happy Ending (2013), Lost River (2014) and as Agent Leo Fitz in the television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Date of birth

He was born on December 29, 1987.


De Caestecker was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He has a twin sister and is one of four children; his parents are both medical doctors. His mother, Dr Linda de Caestecker, is Director of Public Health (DPH) for the National Health Service (NHS) Greater Glasgow and Clyde, the largest health board in Scotland. She has previously been an obstetrician and gynecologist, working in different parts of the UK and in West Africa. She is also an honorary professor at the University of Glasgow.


Iain De Caestecker studied at Langside College.

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De Caestecker began his acting career as a child. In 2000 he landed a minor role in comedy horror film The Little Vampire before appearing in the United Kingdom television shows Coronation Street and Lip Service.

He played the male lead in two high-profile BBC series — the BAFTA-winning “Best Drama Series” The Fades, as well as Young James Herriot for which he was nominated for a BAFTA Scotland Award for “Best Actor/Actress – Television”.

In Fear, in which he co-starred opposite Alice Englert, premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews. In that same year he could be seen in feature films Filth, with James McAvoy and Jim Broadbent, and Not Another Happy Ending opposite Karen Gillan. The latter earned him his second BAFTA Scotland Award nomination, this time in the “Best Actor/Actress – Film" category.

An emerging star in the UK, De Caestecker is quickly making a name for himself in the U.S. Upon his first trip to Los Angeles in 2012, the actor landed a series regular role on the much-anticipated Joss Whedon TV series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

The series takes place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, following character Agent Phil Coulson and his small team of agents, De Caestecker's Leo Fitz among them. In 2014 De Caestecker received the SET Engineer Award for his role as Fitz, an engineer and weapons and technology expert at S.H.I.E.L.D. The SET Awards honor excellence in science, engineering, and technology portrayal in the media and entertainment industries.

In 2016, his S.H.I.E.L.D. character was animated for an episode of Disney XD's Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man Vs. The Sinister 6, the actor lent his voice.

After a comprehensive search, De Caestecker was cast in the lead role of Ryan Gosling’s feature directorial debut Lost River, with a cast including Saoirse Ronan, Christina Hendricks and Ben Mendelsohn. The film premiered in competition in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, and was released in the United States on 10 April 2015.

In 2016, his Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. character was animated for an episode of Disney XD's Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man Vs. The Sinister 6, to which the actor lent his voice.

In 2018, De Caestecker co-starred in the J.J. Abrams-produced war/horror film Overlord, which premiered at Fantastic Fest 2018. The movie received two nominations at the 2019 Saturn Awards.

In 2020 De Caestecker starred as young Douglas Petersen in BBC One's four-part mini-series Us, based on David Nicholls' novel by the same name. In the same year he also starred opposite Hugh Laurie in the PBS Masterpiece/BBC One political-thriller series Roadkill.

Fresh from wrapping up work on Roadkill in January 2020, De Caestecker was cast in horror short Upstairs. The movie is currently in post-production.

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Iain De Caestecker
First Name Iain
Surname De Caestecker
Born 29th December, 1987
Home City Glasgow, Scotland
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