An emerging star in the U.K., Scottish actor Iain De Caestecker is quickly making a name for himself in the U.S. He played the male lead in two high-profile BBC series – the recent BAFTA-winning Best Drama Series The Fades, as well as Young James Herriot, for which he was nominated for a BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor/Actress – Television. His thriller film, In Fear, in which he played the co-lead opposite Alice Englert, premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. De Caestecker was also seen in the feature film Filth, with James McAvoy and Jim Broadbent.
Upon his first trip to Los Angeles, De Caestecker landed the role of Leo Fitz on the much-anticipated Marvel/ABC/Joss Whedon series, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. After a comprehensive search, he was cast in the lead role of Ryan Gosling's feature directorial debut, Lost River, with a cast including Saoirse Ronan, Christina Hendricks and Ben Mendelsohn. The film premiered at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. De Caestecker recently completed shooting one of the lead roles in the Paramount film Overlord, produced by J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot.