He finished school in July 2006, at the age of sixteen, after passing eleven GCSEs.
Played Willy Wonka in a school production of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory when he was younger.
The son of actor Richard Pettyfer and former model Lee Ireland (now a TV presenter.
Son of former US TV presenter Lee Ireland from her first marriage to actor Richard Pettyfer.
During term time over his secondary school years, Alex was a boarder at Shiplake College, a prestigious boarding school located in Henley-on-Thames. Over the holidays, he lived with his family in the centre of Windsor, Berkshire. His mother Lee Ireland (nee Robinson), a former American television presenter, and property developer stepfather Michael Ireland have lived in the town for the past six years.
Anthony Horowitz, the author of Stormbreaker (2006), practically handpicked Alex for the role of Alex Rider in the film version of the book after seeing his impressive performance in Tom Brown`s Schooldays (2005) (TV).
Has a younger half-brother, James Ireland (b. 1993), who is a talented tennis player.
He attends Shiplake College, a prestigious boarding school located in Henley-on-Thames
At the age of fifteen, he was chosen out of five hundred other boys to play the part of Alex Rider in the film version of Anthony Horowitz`s Stormbreaker (2006), a British teen novel revolving around a fourteen-year-old hired by MI6 to be a spy.
Briefly attended Millfield School, one of the largest and most prestigious private school in England.
Has had renal (kidney) problems since early childhood.
Was offered the title role of Eragon in Eragon (2006) based on the best-selling novel "Eragon" by Christopher Paolini prior to the casting of Edward Speleers. He turned down the part because of his fear of flying.
Was a fashion model for Ralph Lauren and the GAP.
His mother Lee attended the same boarding school as Channing Tatum`s mother Gennifer. The two woman both now in their 50s have been best friends since the age of 13.
His family is very close friends with Channing Tatum`s family, so close that the two families spend almost every major holiday together.
In August of 2007 moved to a small city in South Dakota which is in the mid-western region of the United States. He made this move to be closer to LA and New York so he could focus on his film career. He lived with close friends of his family and graduated from a public high school in May of 2008.
He has met Sarah Bolger and Emma Roberts.
Briefly attended Millfield School, one of the largest and most prestigious private school in England (imdb.com)
While fiming Wild Child, Alex admitted to dating Emma Roberts and he believed she was the love of his life. He has a tattoo with the initials ER around his wrist and around his wedding finger that is why he now wears a ring around his finger to hid it.
has seven tattoos, including a Celtic cross on his chest, Arabic script on the inside of his right arm, the words, "What Goes Around Comes Around" on his right shoulder, the letters "ER" inside interlinking hearts on his right wrist, Kanji script on his lower waist.In the June 2009 issue of Sugar Magazine`s LadMag he said he now has seven tattoos, stating that one was "Just above my, er, `bits.`"
Moved to America is 2007 to persue his film career.
Went to the same school as Daniel Radcliffe
Alex wont be starring in The Mummy 3 as Rick O`Connells` (Brendan Fraser) son. He has been replaced by Luke Ford.
Alex has a fear of flying.
Alex doesn`t like football.
His parents divorced at a very young age and they have shared custody of Alex.
Alex enjoys skiing, dancing, ballet and hockey.
Alex's mother got re-married to Michael Ireland, a property developer. (tv.com)
In 2007 Alex was nominated in the Empire Awards, UK for 'Best Male Newcomer' for the 2006 film Stormbreaker. (tv.com)
His nickname is A, which is short for Alex or Alexander. (tv.com)
Over the holidays, Alex lives with his family in the centre of Windsor, Berkshire. His mother Lee Ireland, a former American television presenter, and property developer stepfather Michael Ireland have lived in the town for the past eight years. (tv.com)
Alex's favourite movie is the 1992 film Chaplin (tv.com)
Alex says if he wasn't an actor, he probably would be a race car driver. (tv.com)
Ewan McGregor, co-star of Alex's on Stormbreaker, gave Alex advice on separating his private and personal life. According to Alex, ever since he was told this, he has kept it in mind and used it. (tv.com)
Alex wanted to be a policeman (tv.com)
He would love to act with Tom Cruise. (tv.com)
He would love to work with directors like Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. (tv.com)
His idol is Al Pacino. (tv.com)
His favourite colour is orange. (tv.com)
At the age of seven, he was modeling for the company M&S and GAP. (tv.com)