Archie Renaux covers Man About Town 2021, Chapter 1
With a host of hit shows already under his belt, the British actor and young father has a bright future ahead of him – starting with Netflix’s new fantastical thriller, Shadow and Bone.
While many of us are guilty of taking a sleepy approach to the past twelve months, Archie Renaux has had other ideas. In the past year, the 23-year-old Londoner has been flat out, journeying through the mythical realms of Netflix’s latestShadow and Boneandsetting sail on a hedonistic spaceship inVoyagersall while becoming a father to a baby girl.
After being cast opposite Ben Barnes as the brooding bleach-blond Leo in BBC 1’sGold Diggerin 2019, Renaux quit his “normal job” to pursue a career as a full-time actor, going from strength to strength and quickly landing the lead in fantasy seriesShadow and Bone.Based on the novels of Leigh Bardugo, it follows the story of Alina Skarkov and Malyen ‘Mal’ Orestev (played by Renaux) as they attempt to unite in the face of adversity, navigating the war torn realm of Ravka and the grasps of the Darkling.
“I want my roles to cover as wide a spectrum as possible so I’m not pocketed into doing a certain thing,” Renaux tellsMan About Townin his cover interview.
Despite a hectic year, the actor shows no sign of slowing down. Amidst script reading and turning his hand to producing, the actor sits down to chat toMan About Townabout his love ofStar Wars, true crime documentaries and Hungarian goulash.
Archie wears Phipps on the cover of Man About Town's SS21 issue, which also features Jacob Elordi, Cody Fern, Thomas Doherty, Tom Daley, Regé-Jean Page, Tahar Rahim, IDK, AJ Tracey and many more.
Photography: Bartek Szmigulski Styling: Kieran Fenney Grooming: Brady Lea at Premier Hair & Make Up using Weleda & L’Oreal Professional Production: Andre Augusto at Arlaa St Words: Olivia Allen Editor: Mike Christensen Editorial director: Huw Gwyther