Born April 7, 1988 (Aries)
Fan clubs abound and love letters roll in for the new heartthrob of Downton Abbey, Ed Speelers. His character, Jimmy, is by turns arrogant, misguided and devilishly handsome, so it’s no surprise Speeler’s favourite actor is James Dean. Before finishing his A Levels at Eastbourne College in 2006, Ed Speelers left to take the lead role in Eragon. He won the role over 180,000 other applicants to star in the big screen version of the novel by Christopher Paolini.
Speelers started acting in school plays at the age of three. Speelers is also a fan of sports and a long time supporter of the English football club, Tottenham Hotspur. He love of athletics brought him to the London Marathon in 2011 which he completed in 3 hours and 40 minutes. In March 2010, Speelers became the first ambassador of YouthNet, an online company which provides help and advice to young people aged 16 to 25.