Ed WestwickKent Grainger
Ed Westwick began training at a young age at The National Youth Theater in London. He started his career with appearances on the British television series “Doctors” and “Casualty.” His first major film role was for Anthony Minghella in the feature “Breaking and Entering,” opposite Jude Law, Robin Wright and Juliette Binoche. He went on to appear in Alfonso Cuaron’s “Children of Men,” opposite Julianne Moore, “Son of Rambow,” opposite Will Poulter, and he also starred in the independent features “100 Feet,” starring Famke Janssen and Bobby Cannavale, and “S. Darko,” a sequel to the hit movie “Donnie Darko.”
His breakout role of ‘Chuck Bass’ came in the CW hit drama “Gossip Girl,” based on the tremendously popular book series. The series catapulted Westwick into Stardom. In 2009, he was awarded the Young Hollywood Breakthrough Award at the Young Hollywood Awards. He also guest starred on the Showtime series, “Californication,” opposite David Duchovny.
Westwick was cast by legendary director Clint Eastwood in the Warner Bros. period drama “J. Edgar,” in which he starred opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. He also starred opposite Felicity Jones and Bill Nighy in the sweet romantic comedy “Chalet Girl,” for director Phil Traill, and went on to star as ‘Tybalt’ in Julian Fellowes’ feature film adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet,” directed by Carlo Carlei and starring opposite Hailee Steinfeld, Damien Lewis and Paul Giamatti.
Westwick recently completed the feature films “Bone in the Throat,” based on Anthony Bourdain’s bestselling book, “A Conspiracy on Jekyll Island,” opposite Minnie Driver, Frank Grillo, Dianna Agron, John Leguizamo and Anna Sophia Robb, and the British film “TakeDown,” opposite Phoebe Tonkin.
28 years old, handsome, sexy, charismatic. Kent Grainger is a manager of an auto upholstery shop by day and a sadistic killer by night. Like any good serial killer, he’s a great con man. Praying on naive young girls looking for their big break, Kent trolls the Sunset Strip, being whoever his victims need him to be and promising to make their dreams come true. While Kent finds new ways to tantalize the detectives on his tail, he meets a woman who, for maybe the first time, seems to connect with Kent enough to suggest that a relationship with a living woman may be possible.