Joe Alwyn

Joe Alwyn, from 2016 to 2023, was in a relationship with the American singer Taylor Swift.

He was educated at the City of London School. Pursuing dreams of becoming an actor, he became a member of the National Youth Theater in his late teens. Whilst studying English Literature and Drama at Bristol University, he acted in two student productions at the Edinburgh Fringe festival. After graduating in 2012, he finished his acting studies at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Shortly after graduation, he landed his first lead role in Ang Lee's Billy Lynn. He later landed supporting roles in the films The Other Half of the Story and Operation Finale. In May 2018 he was recognized as best male revelation at the Cannes Film Festival.

In 2020 he contributed to the writing of two songs on Taylor Swift's album Folklore and three on Evermore album using the pseudonym William Bowery. The name William is a tribute to his great-grandfather William Alwyn, a music composer he never knew, and the Bowery is a reference to the downtown New York area, where he spent much time when he first arrived time in the United States.