Alex's first lead role in a film was in Departure.
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Alex Lawther: 11 Facts You (Probably) Didn’t Know About The Rising Star
7. Alex's first lead role in a film was in Departure.
In Departure (2016), Alex plays a poetry reading, forgivably pretentious English teenager who falls for another boy, causing a rift with his mother. Alex has said how important it is to him to tell LGBTQ stories. "LGBT stories are important to tell -- which is part of a broader problem that we just need more diversity on our screens and in our theaters -- and in our government, too -- to represent a broader population."