Irish actor Eanna Hardwicke is best known for playing Sebastian Valtor in Season 2 of the Netflix original Fate: The Winx Saga. Sadly, he won’t return to the show as Netflix has canceled it.
Speaking more about the actor, he was interested in acting from a young age. When he was about ten years old, he was holding court and making impressions at a Communion party. At that time, someone gave time and money to make them laugh.
Everyone who saw his acting praised him, but he was happy to get a few pounds in his pocket. Later, Hardwicke went on to study at the Cork School Project and the Ashton School in Cork City. He had a lot of theater experience when he was young.
The actor describes his acting training by saying, “I performed at the Gaiety Theatre in Cork before moving on to the National Youth Theatre after enrolling at the Cork School of Music. I had a great time, and we put on some fantastic performances.”
“It was a lot of fun, but it was also a stepping stone into the professional world, as many students in that class became actors,” he added.
Eanna Hardwicke began his acting career at 12
Hardwicke had his first break in 2009 in The Eclipse. It is a 2009 Irish supernatural drama directed by Conor McPherson and starring Ciarán Hinds, Iben Hjejle, and Aidan Quinn.
His strong performance in the movie helped him to land at Trinity College’s Lir Academy. The actor was still in training when he auditioned for Vivarium, but the experience has taught him a lot.
He’d stand behind the monitors when he wasn’t in a scene, observing the cast and crew and trying to take it all in. In addition to the filming experience, Hardwicke enjoyed his role in Vivarium as The Boy.
Likewise, one of his most memorable roles was as Rob Hegarty in the TV adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Normal People. As Rob, Connell’s best friend, he delivered a quietly powerful performance.
Eanna Hardwick played the role of Rob in Normal People. (Source: Instagram)
Furthermore, the actor attributes his success to his mother, whom he regards as a mentor who always encouraged him to do whatever made him happy. His mother and brother were also staunch supporters when he faced criticism.
Éanna Hardwicke’s role in ‘Fate: The Winx Saga’
As mentioned earlier, Hardwicke portrayed the role of Sebastian Valtor in Season 2 of the Netflix original series Fate: The Winx Saga. The actor was one of the central characters of the hit television show.
The show is a live-action reimagining of the popular Winx television cartoon/toy franchise, which first gained popularity in Europe before gaining attention in the United States.
It was becoming popular with young girls through its exposure on Nickelodeon, who eventually bought into producers Rainbow and embarked on the long-planned teen-drama adaptation.
Talking about his role as Sebastian, Hardwicke described the character as challenging and interesting. He said, “I’ve never done a fantasy world show, and it’s something new for me, but I really enjoyed it.”
After the show aired, he received much positive feedback about his performance. He also shared a behind-the-scenes photo from the show’s sets on his Instagram account, where he thanked his fans for their constant support.
That said, Hardwicke has now appeared in a total of 11 movies and TV shows. Furthermore, he has one upcoming TV show, The Sixth Commandment. In the series, which is currently in post-production, he plays the role of Ben Field.