Asa Butterfield

01/17/2017 – Asa Butterfield – “The Space Between Us” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – ArcLight Hollywood, 6360 Sunset Boulevard – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa /

Birth Name: Asa Maxwell Thornton Farr Butterfield

Place of Birth: Islington, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 1 April, 1997

Ethnicity: English

Asa Butterfield is an English actor, and competitive gamer/video game designer. Often alternating between big-budget productions and smaller titles, his roles include the films The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, The Wolfman, Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, Hugo, Ender’s Game, A Brilliant Young Mind, Ten Thousand Saints, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, The Space Between Us, The House of Tomorrow, Journey’s End, Then Came You, Slaughterhouse Rulez, Time Freak, Greed (2019), Flux Gourmet, Choose or Die, and Your Christmas or Mine?, and the series Merlin, Sex Education, and 50 States of Fright.

He is the son of Jacqueline Farr, a psychologist, and Sam Butterfield, an advertising copywriter. Asa was born with the middle names Maxwell Thornton, but now uses the middle name Bopp on his passport instead, after Comet Hale–Bopp. His stepmother is black, of Ghanaian origin. Asa has one full sibling and two half-siblings, one from each parent.

Asa’s paternal grandfather is Roy Butterfield (who likely is the son of Albert Butterfield and Elsie Settle). Albert was the son of Thomas Butterfield and Martha Simpson. Elsie was the daughter of Ernest Settle and Ada.

Asa’s paternal grandmother is Jeanne Elizabeth Hewett (the daughter of Walter Bernard Hewett and Bertha Dent). Jeanne was born in Birmingham South, Warwickshire. Walter was the son of Walter Hewett and Ellen Hodgetts.

One of Asa’s maternal great-grandfathers likely was Cyril Clarence Farr. Cyril was the son of Charles Farr and Annie Walker.

Source: Birth record of Asa Butterfield –

Asa Butterfield

Butterfield in 2012, image via Joe Seer/

9 Responses

  1. vitordesouza says:

    he looks Ashkenazi Jew

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