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Joey Batey

Joey Batey

Joey Batey born January 1, 1989, in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, is a popular British actor, who started his career in the theaters of London. In 2019 Joey landed the role of Jaskier in “The Witcher” series, launched by Netflix, and woke up famous the next day after the series was released online.

Early Life

Joey Batey was born January 1, 1989, in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.

He spent his childhood living with his parents.

He was supported by his family from an early age to do whatever he likes in his life, so He did a lot of Sport, took music and singing classes whenever he had some spare time from his studying.

After matriculating from his local high school in 2011, he enrolled at University of Cambridge, and graduated with honors from there in 2015, with a BA in Modern and Medieval Languages. He also studied at École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq (Jacques Lecoq’s International Theatre School) in Paris.

Personal

Joey can speak fluent French and Spanish, more than 12 accents and dialects, including Cockney, Geordie,Glaswegi, Yorkshire, as well as American Standard, Scottish-Standard and Irish-Southern. He is very strong in RP, Received Pronunciation, also called Standard British pronunciation.

Among the instruments he can play are the guitar, bass and electric guitar, various keyboards, and also lute and drums.

He is a songwriter and sings Tenor.

Since his early years he was into sports, and still plays badminton as it’s one of his favorite sports.

He also enjoys playing and watching football, climbing and swimming.

Among fighting sports, he likes medieval sword fighting, fencing and kickboxing, and he also practices stage combat.

He is computer literate, and has enjoyed working as a translator and interpreter.

Career

Joey started acting on stage when he was still a student in high school, debuting in the title role of Tyne Theatre Stage School’s production of “Macbeth”.

In 2009 he played Speed in “Two Gentlemen of Verona” on the Cambridge American Stage, and Benvolio in “Romeo and Juliet” at The Marlowe Society.

In 2010 he was in more demand, appearing as Dylan in University of Cambridge Amateur Dramatic Club’s production of “The Cure”, as Face in the production of The Marlowe Society entitled “The Alchemist” and as Horatio in “Hamlet”, produced by the British Shakespeare Association. He also played in the European Theatre Group’s production of “Hamlet”, at that time performing the part of Laertes, and also appeared in another Shakespeare play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, landing the role of Bottom in European Theatre Groups’ production. In 2011 he had a very fruitful co-operation with the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club (CUADC), working in three productions of the theatre, as Konstantin in “The Seagull”, Mercutio in “Romeo and Juliet”, and as Brother in “Pornography”.

The same year he also played Petruchio in “Taming of the Shrew”, produced by European Theatre Group, and Fish in “Not About Angels” by Ribbon Theatre.

Later he could be seen in the musical directed by Joshua Stamp-Simon in the CUADC production of “Merrily We Roll Along” (2012) in the role of Frank.

He also took part in “Comedy of Errors” (2013) of The Marlowe Society, “Wolf Hall / Bring Up The Bodies” (2014) of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and its Broadway transfer entitled “Wolf Hall.

Parts I + II” (2015) in the role of Mark Smeaton.

He has been appearing in TV films and series since 2013, that year he landed minor roles in “Murder On The Front”, “The White Queen” and “Whitechapel”.

In 2016 he landed the role of Shelley in BBC’s series “In The Dark”; the same year he played Gopher in “Mount Pleasant” and Pierre in “Knightfall”.

He also had the role of Al Rokeby in the “Strike” series, in the episode entitled “The Silkworm”.

He played Bobby in “Stan Lee’s Lucky Man” (2017) and Callum Ballimore in “Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators” (2018).

InBBC’s “The War Of The Worlds” he played Arnold Henderson.

As to movies, Joey landed the role of Eager Chap in “The Riot Club” (2013) and also appeared as Eddie in “Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool” (2016).

Joey co-founded the band entitled “The Amazing Devil” in 2015, which mostly plays folk and folk-rock, and released their album “Love Run” in 2016.

Another album of the band entitled “The Horror And The Wild” is coming up in February 2020.

Net Worth

As of 2020, his net worth is estimated to be about $200,000.[3][4]

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