Meet Nicholas Galitzine — Actor Playing Prince Charming Opposite Camila Cabello's Cinderella

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Who Is Nicholas Galitzine? New Details On The Actor Playing Prince Charming Opposite Camila Cabello's Cinderella
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The Cinderella reboot just announced their new Prince Charming, and it’s Nicholas Galitzine! Nicholas, 25, is a native of London, England and is best known for his role in the Netflix show "Chambers" and has recently accumulated a few major projects as an actor. Not only is Galitzine nice to look at, but he also has the voice for a Disney character too. See for yourself in the video below:

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Galitzine will be starring alongside the incomparable Camila Cabello as Cinderella. This is Cabello's very first movie role. The movie will also feature Billy Porter as the Fairy Godmother, and Idina Menzel as the Evil Stepmother.

The reboot won’t be an exact retelling of the Cinderella story we all know and love, but rather, it will be a modern-day take on the classic fairy tale. Production on the film is scheduled to begin in February, and the movie is set to be released on February 5, 2021.

Who is Nicholas Galitzine — Read on for details about the actor below:

1. He shared the announcement in a post on his Instagram and Twitter 

Galitzine couldn’t contain his excitement for his role and even took to his social media accounts to make the news official on Thursday, Dec. 5. “Well, I guess the news is out... so pleased to finally be able to announce I’ll be playing Prince Robert opposite @camila_cabello in @kaykaycannon ‘s CINDERELLA. Beyond thrilled to bring this character to life, and fully prepared to feel wholly untalented compared to @idinamenzel and @theebillyporter - life’s one hell of a ride, hold on tight.”

2. He rose to fame accidentally

Galitzine’s fame may not have been on purpose. He was accidentally discovered after he participated in a festival to impress a girl. “There was a girl who was going up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival who I really fancied. I did [the festival] so I could go chase this girl. And I came back with this acting agency.”

After his performance, Galitzine soon managed to land the lead role of Tom in John Williams’ 2014 feature The Beat Beneath My Feet. This opportunity lead him to many other roles to come including his reoccurring one in Netflix’s show "Chambers."

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3. This won’t be his only reboot

As it turns out, Galitzine is co-starring in the reboot of The Craft directed by Zoe Lister-Jones. Although his role has not been specified, we are anticipating that he will play Skeet Ulrich’s character Chris Hooker (the bad boy) since he was the most prominent male role in the film. “So f**kin psyched to finally be able to announce that I’ll be co-starring in @sonypictures and @blumhouse ‘s reboot of The Craft. Had to keep this one secret for a while but I’m beyond thrilled to work with such incredibly talented, kick-ass women! #witchingseason,” he wrote on Instagram.

4. He won an award as a rising actor

In October 2015, Galitzine was announced as one of 'Screen International's Stars of Tomorrow', in their annual feature which identifies young actors from across the UK who are emerging as rising talents. They may be onto something here because Galitzine has had quite a lucky streak with landing pretty major roles in Cinderella and The Craft!

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5. He wanted to pursue rugby professionally

Before acting, Galitzine enjoyed playing sports — specifically rugby. He noted that at one point in time he wanted to be a professional rugby player. Unfortunately, a damaged rotator cuff steered him away from the sport. He admitted that the injury led to him “falling a little bit out of love with rugby. It was tough because, when I lost that, I lost my escape from mundane school life. That’s why I turned to drama and music.” But, it turned out for the best because look at where he is now!

6. He learned to play the violin for a role

For his debut role in High Strung (2016), directed by Michael Damian, Galitzine had to buckle down and really commit to his role by learning violin so he could portray his character, violinist Johnnie Blackwell, accurately. Talk about major commitment! “They gave me some time before and during the filming where I had very extensive crash course training. I had an amazing tutor in London, and then throughout the filming, sort of day and night whenever I wasn’t filming I was kind of practicing to make it authentic."

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