Who plays Alfie in Emily in Paris? What you need to know about Lucien Laviscount

There's a reason he looks so familiar...

Lucien Laviscount attends The Fashion Awards 2021 at the Royal Albert Hall on November 29, 2021 in London, England.
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Lucien Laviscount is a name you'll be hearing a lot more of soon as the British actor makes his debut as Alfie on the hit Netflix series, Emily in Paris. But where do we know him from? 

Anyone who has grown up in the UK or simply enjoys British TV classics may find that Lucien looks rather familiar. The actor has been in a number of shows over the years but his latest role as Emily's new love interest is his biggest gig yet.

While it has yet to be revealed exactly how Lucien will sweep Emily off her feet—especially as she has unfinished business with hot chef Gabriel (Lucas Bravo)—something tells us he's going to be a big hit with the viewers. In fact, we're already sold. Just look at him! 

So, as simp over him on Emily in Paris season 2, here's everything you need to know about the actor.

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Who is Lucien Laviscount?

Lucien is a British actor from Burnley, Lancashire. Born on June 9, 1992, he is currently 29 and has been in the biz since he was a child, gaining more prominence in his teens and later in his twenties. 

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Lucien Laviscount wife: is he single?

Breathe a sight of relief, Alfie fans—Lucien Laviscount does indeed appear to be single. He's not married and has not been in a serious relationship recently, instead being linked to quite a few ladies. 

He reportedly dated Big Brother UK winner Sophie Reade back in 2010 and was rumoured to be dating Brooke Vincent in 2013. He was also spotted on multiple dates with Keke Palmer while they were shooting Scream Queens and was linked to Kelly Osborne in 2019. 

Lucien Laviscount and Jesy Nelson: what's the deal there?

Lucien Laviscount and Jesy Nelson were spotted together during a night out in London in November 2021, which started rumors that the two could be an item. You might be thinking—two famous people getting together, no drama there, right? 

Well, Lucien actually went out with Jesy's former bandmate (and former good friend) Leigh-Anne Pinnock, so things could be a bit, ahem, awkward.

Things weren't serious between the two at all after all, with a source telling The Sun: “They’re not boyfriend and girlfriend – they just ran into each other on a night out."

What has Lucien Laviscount been in?

Lucien first appeared in an advertising campaign for British retailer Marks & Spencers when he was 10. He then went on to get a role in BBC school drama Grange Hill, before playing  Jonah Kirby in BBC classic Waterloo Road—a rite of passage for British actors, with famous alums including Bridgerton stars Phoebe Dynevor and Regé-Jean Page

Not long after that, Lucien appeared on soap opera Coronation Street where he played swimmer Ben Richardson, who was dating the daughter of Sally Webster who was portrayed by Phoebe Dynevor's real-life mum, Sally Dynevor. Such a small world, we know! 

Lucien has also made his debut in America, starring in popular US shows like Scream Queens, where he played Earl Grey, and the CW series Katy Keene, where fans will recognize him from portraying Alexander Cabot. 

His catalog doesn't stop there. Lucien has also tried his hand at reality TV, appearing on Celebrity Big Brother UK back in 2011. 

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Who will Lucien Laviscount play in Emily in Paris?

Emily in Paris. (L to R) Lucien Laviscount as Alfie, Lily Collins as Emily in episode 205 of Emily in Paris.

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Lucien will be joining the cast as new Brit Alfie, "a sarcastic and charming cynic. He refuses to speak French or immerse himself in French culture. He has an antagonist relationship with Emily that evolves into something more."

Something tells us their romance won't be smooth sailing! 

Sagal is a journalist, specialising in lifestyle, pop culture, fashion and beauty.  She has written for a number of publications including Vogue, Glamour, Stylist, Evening Standard, Bustle, You Magazine, Dazed and Wonderland to name a few.