Ed Westwick was the third and youngest child in the family. Peter's parents (dad was teaching at the university and was a businessman) and Carol (by the way, my mother worked as a psychologist), raised three sons. Westwick first studied at a private school, and after the boy was transferred to a school called «Barclay School». Well, then Ed went to College North Hertfordshire College. Already as a student he began to build his career. Along with learning Westwick starred in the debut film. It was the "invasion", the young man went to Zoran character. This happened in 2006. The movie was directed by Anthony Minghella late. However, before that Ed is also an actor had to work, however, as he battered quite remarkable. For example, the actor played in 2000 in the British films "Catastrophe" and "Doctors." In 2005 he began work on the series "After the death." It is worth noting that Ed Westwick is a professional actor. The young man while perfecting his skills in London's hypocrisy Youth Theatre under the name «National Youth Theatre».
Wide audience remembered Ed Westwick on his participation in the film "Son of Rambow" and "Children of Men." This is also a British picture.
Well, Ed came to popularity after he played in the TV series "Gossip Girl" in the channel CW. Viewers saw it on the screen for the first time in 2007. The actor played the role of Chuck Bass. This Youth American comedy, which is based on the popular novels of Cecily von Ziegesar. The plot develops around the young people who live in the elite district of New York and attend a prestigious school. Besides studying, they are friends, quarrel, as well as taking drugs, love, jealous and suffer, in general, do all that is supposed to teenagers. But viewers will learn about all the changes from the blog a kind of "Gossip Girl", voiced by Kristen Bell. And none of the characters do not know who is under mysterious nickname. The actress does not appear in the frame. Ed Westwick says that between him and his character little in common, most differences are evident.
"At the age of seventeen I was a bit like Chuck, but I had completely different origins and desire, not attended by many mistresses. I, in general, a good guy - says the actor - Besides, I do not like clubs and parties, I prefer spending free time with friends at someone's home. While I'm young, I want to become famous as an actor, I have to be respected for the work, role, not what I do in life and in public. " By the way, the American broadcast television series "Gossip Girl" goes so far. In 2009, Ed Westwick called for the role of Randy Holt in "S. Darko. " The character appeared in the sequel to Donnie Darko picture. And besides, in the third season «Californication» the TV channel «Showtime» actor to have played a student who was fond of vampire literature. In early 2011, Ed Westwick took part in the work on the painting "George. Edgar, "directed by Clint Eastwood. This biopic, which is dedicated to the first chapter of FBI Edgar Hoover. The main role in the film played by Leonardo DiCaprio. And almost at the same time Ed was working on a romantic comedy with Felicity Jones "Chalet Girl".
In addition, Ed Westwick was involved in articulating audio version of the book "City of Fallen Angels" Cassandra Clare. Later, the actor voiced and another novel of the same writer, entitled "Mechanical Prince." This edition of the series "Hell's design."
It is worth noting that the young actor is involved in the new adaptation of Shakespeare's play "Romeo and Juliet." There Edu gave the role of Juliet's cousin (her, by the way, played by actress Hayley Steynfilm) Tybalt.
Life is a popular actor periodically under scrutiny journalists. During the filming of the show "Gossip Girl", and thanks to him, in late 2008, the actor met at Jessica Szohr and started dating her. It all began with the fact that the paparazzi have noticed a couple, enthusiastically kissing each other. A to Ed Westwick Jessica met and married a girl named Renee Diamond. However, the marriage was very short-lived and soon after the wedding was canceled. Not long turned and the relationship with Jessica. In May 2010, the lovers parted. And the reason for the gap was hideously banal. According Westwick, "the girls are too many headaches." But in August 2010, the actors were destined to meet again. It happened on the set of the fourth season of "Gossip Girl."
Primarily known for his role Westwick Chuck in the series "Gossip Girl." For this work, the actor twice awarded the «Teen Choice Awards». It happened in 2008 and 2009. And besides, he has received for his role as «Young Hollywood Awards».
In 2008, Westwick was named the new face of the renowned company «K-Swiss». This is the second star of the TV series, which promotes sports shoes and clothes. By the way, the previous celebrity Leighton Meester works together with the brand Reebok. In addition to his film work, Ed Westwick is actively playing in an indie band called «The Filthy Youth». The team also involved Benjamin Lewis Allingham (it's vocals and guitar), Mitch Cox (this bass guitar) and John Voogh (which drums). Now the young man gave up his job in the music to focus on acting career. By the way, the other members of the group live in the UK and coping without the famous colleagues. Westwick plans to create his own band in New York. Ed says he loves to make music because it comes from the subconscious, for it is possible to rest and relax.
Now the actor lives in New York and takes in the city center apartment with his partner on "Gossip Girl," Chace Crawford. The actor played a role in the TV series Nate. Ed Westwick is a childhood fan of Arsenal football club, and besides, all his life he wanted to be a landscape designer. One of the most beloved films of the actor - 2000 thriller "American Psycho". Ed often revises the picture together with its neighbor Chace.
In 2007, Westwick appeared in the film Son of Rambow and was cast as Chuck Bass in The CW's teen drama series Gossip Girl, based on the book series of the same name by Cecily von Ziegesar. Westwick said of his casting, "There wasn't much work in the UK. I was only in LA for a month and I got this show. It's changed my life. " For his portrayal of Chuck, he assumed an American accent, based on the character Carlton Banks from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. As a result of the show's success, he was named one of 2008's Sexiest Men Alive by People magazine, and appeared the following year on its "100 Most Beautiful" list with the whole cast of Gossip Girl. Westwick earned the 2008 and 2009 awards for Best TV Villain at the Teen Choice Awards, and was named Breakthrough Talent by GQ in 2010. Entertainment Weekly also named Westwick's character Chuck Bass number one in their "Best Dressed TV Characters of 2008" list (tied with Leighton Meester's character Blair Waldorf), as well as in their "Best Performances" list alongside co-star Meester.