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Layton Williams Biography – Layton Williams Wiki

Layton Williams is an English film and theatre actor. He is best known as a stage and screen actor and has performed in London’s West End, giving performances as the title role in Billy Elliot and Everyone’s Talking About Jamie. He is best known on TV for playing Stephen Carmichael in the Bad Education movie and recently rebooted series.

Layton was born in Bury, Greater Manchester on 13 September 1994. From an early age, he showed a passion for performing. Layton Williams’ parents saw his gifts and enrolled him in Bury-based Carol Godby’s Theatre workshop to further harness his talents.

His family moved to London for his theatre career when Williams was 11. He got his first professional role as the lead in Billy Elliot on the West End, aged 12. Along with his other stage shows, including Thriller Live, Rent, Hairspray and New Adventures, Williams is best known for playing teen drag queen Jamie New in the musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie from 2019 to 2022, in London and on the UK tour.

Outside of the theatre, Williams is recognisable for his role in the BBC Three school sitcom Bad Education, in which his character Stephen Carmichael was a student, and then a teacher in the rebooted series.

He has also starred in Greg Davies’s sitcom The Cleaner as well as I Hate Suzie Too alongside Bille Piper. Away from acting, he’s also been a judge on ITV drag contest Queens for the Night and starred as the celebrity guest on BBC One’s I Can See Your Voice. Layton is the voice over artist for the U.K’s first gay dating show, I Kissed a Boy on BBC.

He runs his own performing arts company ‘Pros from the Shows’ with hopes to inspire the next generation of performers. Over the years he has been the recipient of multiple Black British Theatre Awards, plus an Attitude Award for his work and visibility in the LGBTQ+ community.

Layton Williams Age

Layton was born on 13 September 1994 in Bury, Greater Manchester, England. He is 29 years old as of 2023.

On his 29th birthday, Layton took to Instagram, writing: “29 and feeling fine. Last year of my 20’s! Tbf I’m ready to be thirty, flirty and thriving. Life is truly a rollercoaster atm but I’m taking moments to soak it all in. Thanks for all the love, truly means the world.”

Layton Williams Wife

Is Layton Williams married? Layton isn’t married and therefore doesn’t have a wife.

Layton Williams Parents

Strictly’s Layton Williams was born to parents of Jamaican descent. In March 2022, Layton shared a photo posing alongside his mother at a red carpet-event on social media. He captioned the photo: “Love you Mum 💖 xxx”. Little is known about his father.

Layton Williams Strictly

Bad Education actor Layton Williams was the third celebrity contestant confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2023. The news was revealed on 4 August 2023 on The One Show on BBC One.

Layton said: “Absolutely buzzing to confirm that I will be taking part in THE most iconic dance competition in the UK! It’s time to bring it to the Ballroom. So excited to learn new skills from the best. Bring on the sequins… ALL the sequins!”

The Strictly Come Dancing 2023 celebrities are Adam Thomas, Annabel Croft, Amanda Abbington, Angela Rippon, Angela Scanlon, Bobby Brazier, Eddie Kadi, Ellie Leach, Jody Cundy, Krishnan Guru Murthy, Layton, Les Dennis, Nigel Harman, Nikita Kanda and Zara McDermott.

Layton Williams Strictly Partner

Layton Williams was paired with her partner Nikita Kuzmin and together they form this series’ all-male pairing. When talking about the partnership Layton said “He is going to whip me into shape, and keep me on the straight and narrow because I do like to think I know what I am doing and do the most, but I really don’t have a clue!”

During the launch show, Strictly Come Dancing host Claudia Winkleman said to Nikita that Layton has previous dance experience, “do you unpick that or do you build on it?”. Nikita responded “Ballroom and Latin are completely different to anything Layton has done so far, the technique, posture and especially the co-ordination is completely different, he has a lot to learn and I can’t wait to teach him”.

Layton Williams Height

How tall is Layton Williams? He stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (5’10″/1.78 m). Measurements; Height: 5’10″/178cm. Waist: 7gcm/3111. Chest: 34″ – 86cm. Shoes: 8 – 42.5. Hair: Black. Eyes: Brown.

Layton Williams Gay

Layton Williams is openly gay. While he’s long been open with his sexuality, he’s spoken about his past feelings of not being able to be his full self while growing up in a small community.

“I was loved but I was living a double life,” he told The i. “That’s normal for a queer kid, you never feel comfortable being 100 per cent yourself. That’s why I’m so out of the box now. [That’s] why gay people are so iconic – we spent so long pretending to be someone else that when we can be authentically ourselves there’s no holding us back.”

Layton Williams Net Worth

Layton Williams’ net worth is estimated to be £1 million.


His Instagram handle is laytonwilliams.