Though Royce Pierreson was only on screen for a limited period of time, he was able to make his presence felt with a nuanced and memorable performance as 'Istredd' in the hit Netflix series, The Witcher. When it comes to acting, the actor is a journeyman who is finally getting his due after almost a decade of hard work and dedication to his craft in becoming a respected actor.
Royce Pierreson was born on 1 April 1989 in a middle-class family where he developed his love for acting but was never able to express how he felt. The actor said, in his early days, he used to live vicariously through other actors on stage and revel in their talent to be able to get on stage and portray a character.
The actor was able to get over his issues and soon started on his journey as an actor with a role in the TV movie 'London Burning.' It wasn’t easy for the actor when it came to getting jobs, but gradually Royce was able to endear himself to casting directors as a reliable actor to play supporting character. So, here are five facts you need to know about the 'Istredd' actor Royce Pierreson.
5. Royce Received Critical Acclaim for His Performance in the TV Movie Murdered by My Boyfriend
In 2014 BBC released a harrowing look into domestic abuse and how a controlling boyfriend takes control of his girlfriend’s life, little by little, to the point where the abuse starts. The look into a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship in the terrifying movie, Royce played controlling boyfriend’s character of 'Reece,' and his scary and loathsome portrayal of the character earned the actor a lot of praise among the British praise.
Another fact of notice is, this was Royce’s first starring role in a movie or a TV series was on 'Murdered by My Boyfriend,' and the performance of 'Reece' went a long way for the actor in getting recognition and other work in the show business.
4. The Actor Graduated from Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Royce Pierreson graduated from Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Source: Instagram
Royce Pierreson was raised in Cornwall, England, and the majority of his teen years were spent there, going to school at Saltash.net, which is a community school. After getting his high school certificate, the actor was off to City College Plymouth but later graduated from Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
3. Royce was Scared of Acting – He Suffered from Stage Fright
Royce Pierreson said he suffered from stage fright when he was young. Source: Instagram
It is an amazing thing, considering how good of an actor Royce is, the actor confessed he was scared of the stage. Royce said he suffered from stage fright, and though he loves acting, he was never able to ask his teachers in the school to be in a play. But after watching his friends and other kids do it, he forced himself to try it, and give his best.
In an interview, the actor said, “I had massive stage fright while I was at school, to the point where I couldn’t even ask to be in a play. So I watched them, and I wished I could be in them, but I thought there was no way. It was fight or flight – you basically stood there, committed to it, or you sat down, and you went home. I forced myself to stand there and get through it.”
2. Royce Plays the Character of Istredd in The Witcher
'The Witcher' is one of the highest streamed series of 2019 and is also one of the top-rated shows on IMDb. Featuring a stellar cast playing the iconic book and game characters, the show as embraced by fans after it was released, even though the production stage was mired with controversy and disapproval from fans.
The cast of the series showed their dedication, and one of the standout characters from the series was 'Istredd,' played by Royce Pierreson. Royce’s character was tasked with getting information out of Yennefer, played by Anya Chalotra, and even though the character was limited for only three episodes, the actor made his mark on the show.
1. Royce Pierreson is Currently in a Relationship with His Girlfriend
Royce Pierreson and girlfriend Natalie Herron are seen frequently on the red carpet. Source: Instagram
Before 2017, the actor was seen alone on the red carpet, but since then, there’s been a beautiful lady accompanying the actor on his premiere engagement. The name of the mystery lady is Natalie Herron, and she seems to be Royce Pierreson’s girlfriend. The couple do seem to be pretty comfortable with one another on Instagram, and he keeps using heart emoji to refer to his supposed girlfriend.
We cannot for certain say the couple is together, but considering how he refers to her and the multiple red carpet appearances together, Royce Pierreson’s girlfriend does seem to be Natalie Herron.