Frederic Wilhelm C.J. Sjöström (born 8 January 1987), known professionally as Freddie Stroma, is a British actor and model, best known for playing Cormac McLaggen in the Harry Potter film series and Luke in the 2011 musical comedy film A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song. He starred as Adam Cromwell on the dramedy series Unreal, which premiered on Lifetime in June 2015. He starred as Brit Vayner in the 2016 Michael Bay war film, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. In 2016, he played H.G. Wells in the ABC series, Time After Time.
He has been married to his Unreal co-star Johanna Braddy since 2016.
Frederic Wilhelm C.J. Sjöström
8 January 1987
National Youth Theatre
|Alma mater||University College London|
Johanna Braddy (m. 2016)
Stroma was born in London, England, to father Stefan Sjöström, a Swedish-born computer industry executive, and German mother Crystal Sjöström, and grew up in Ascot, England in Berkshire, about 25 miles west of London. He was educated at the public boys-only boarding school Radley College in Oxfordshire, graduating in 2005. He has an older sister, Antonia Sjöström, and a younger brother, Philipp Sjöström.
When he was 16, Stroma was accepted to the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. He had roles on various British TV shows, including Casualty and BBC's detective show, Mayo (aka The Gil Mayo Mysteries). While studying neuroscience at University College London, Stroma continued to work as an actor and model. He ended up taking a year off from university to play the role of Cormac McLaggen in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. After filming was over, Stroma completed his degree at University College London. In 2009, he attained a 2:1 BSc (an upper-second-class degree) in Neuroscience.
After graduating from college, Stroma was cast in the role as Cormac McLaggen first in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and then in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Parts 1 and 2.
Stroma played the role of Cool Brett in the crime-thriller film 126.96.36.199.
Stroma appeared in the direct-to-DVD romantic film A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song as a British student, Luke Morgan. He played opposite Katie Gibbs (played by Lucy Hale) as her love interest.
In 2014, he was cast in the role of Jack in the psychological thriller After the Dark, which was formerly known as The Philosophers, with his former Harry Potter co-star Bonnie Wright. The film was shot on location in Jakarta.
In June 2015, Stroma was one of the romantic interests, Adam Cromwell, in the Lifetime dramedy Unreal. He plays British bachelor who is competing on a fictionalized The Bachelor-type reality show called Everlasting. Stroma's character is manipulated as much as the women who are vying for his attention in the show that is a behind-the-scenes view of reality dating shows.
Unreal was picked up for a second season but Stroma had said that he does not think his character will be back. However, during a Paley Center panel on Unreal he said that he is hopeful as the show will continue to feature Everlasting. After the season 1 finale, Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, one of the co-creators of Unreal, confirmed that Stroma would be back in season 2.
Stroma said he modelled (and acted) to help pay for university. He modelled for Acne Underwear in their Underwear Collection Autumn/Winter 2008. He uses Stroma as a surname instead of Sjöström because there is an NHL player named Fredrik Sjöström. Stroma plays guitar and can sing but he is not classically trained in either.
|2009||Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince||Cormac McLaggen|
|2010||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1||Cormac McLaggen|
|2011||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2||Cormac McLaggen|
|2011||A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song||Luke Morgan||Direct to video|
|2013||After the Dark||Jack|
|2014||The Inbetweeners 2||Ben|
|2016||13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi||Brit Vayner|
|2018||Second Act||Ron Ebsen|
|2006||Mayo||Lucas Harper||aka. The Gil Mayo Mysteries; episode: 1.7|
|2006||Casualty||James Huppert||Episode: "Happy Hour"|
|2007||The Last Flight to Kuwait||Gregor Schatz||Television film|
|2015–2016||Unreal||Adam Cromwell||Main role (season 1); guest role (season 2)|
|2016||Game of Thrones||Dickon Tarly||Episode: "Blood of My Blood"|
|2017||Time After Time||H. G. Wells||Lead role|
|2011||"Knockin"||A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song|
|"Possibilities"||A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song|
F W C J Sjostrom (2000), the actor Freddie Stroma, with (L-R) Michael Gambon, Warwick Davis, Bonnie Wright, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Tom Felton and Alan Rickman attending the premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in New York
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Sjöström is a Swedish surname. Notable people with the surname include:
Axel Gabriel Sjöström (1794–1846), Finnish Romantic poet
Einar Sjöström (1882–1923), Finnish architect, brother of Wilho
Frans Anatolius Sjöström (1840–1885), Finnish architect
Freddie Stroma (born 1987) (né Sjöström), British actor
Fredrik Sjöström (born 1983), Swedish ice hockey player
Joacim Sjöström (born 1964), Swedish footballer
Juhani Sjöström (1871–1909), Finnish writer
Harri Sjöström (born 1952), Finnish saxophonist
Nell Sjöström (born 1933), Swedish sprint runner
Olof Adolf Sjöström (1841–1896), Swedish banker
Sarah Sjöström (born 1993), Swedish swimmer
Victor Sjöström (1879–1960), Swedish actor, film director and screenwriter
Wilho Sjöström (1873–1944), Finnish artist, brother of EinarTime After Time (TV series)
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