Harry has been training at the Television Workshop in Nottingham since he was 12 . He played Nathan in original cast of The Full Monty at the Noel Coward theatre in London’s West End . Since then he appeared in two episodes of Jericho , an ITV production before playing the lead character Charlie Lyndsay in Rebekah Fortune’s first feature film Just Charlie in 2017. In 2017 Harry was cast as the young J.R.R Tolkien in Fox Searchlight’s Tolkien , a biographical drama film directed by Dome Karukoski and written by David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford. It is about the authors early life as a child and then as a young adult and the experiences he had that shaped his books. Nicholas Hoult plays the adult J.R.R Tolkien.