Freddie Boath is remembered by North American audiences for his role as Alex in the 2001 film “The Mummy Returns.” Freddie was born on 6 May 1991, in London, England. Freddie was a huge fan of the first film The Mummy (1999) which at that time he had claimed to have seen a whopping 58 times. His only experience before auditioning for The Mummy Returns had been lip-synching the John Travolta role in a class production of Grease. He had a previous audition set up for a part in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001) but scuttled those plans to audition for the role of Alex in The Mummy Returns.
The audition paid off as he snagged the role to play adventure-loving Alex over hundreds of other hopefuls. His fearless personality convinced Stephen Sommers that he was right for the part after only a few meetings, and the film’s cast and crew agreed that he was much like the brave, action-minded Alex in real life.
The son of a banker father and a producer mother, he attends a Catholic boys’ school in London. Although he has taken weekly drama classes for several years with his older brother Jack and his little sister he had zero acting experience.
The film was a big hit when released and was certainly a great popcorn action flick it seemed that Freddie was destined for child stardom but disappeared from the scene for seven years showing up again in 2008 in the British series The Children playing Jack for three episodes.
All his following work has been on TV in the UK with appearances in series such as The Bill (2009), Doctors (2010), The Pillars of the Earth for eight episodes, and in 2013 “House of Anubis” as Benji Reed.
So where are we now? After graduating from Oxford Brookes University with a Bachelor of Arts, he completed an internship at London’s The Red Brick Road, an advertising agency.
The last known info placed Freddie Boath as a “marketing and advertising professional,” but still hopes to continue acting.