Thomas Anthony Doherty (born 21 April 1995)[1] is a Scottish actor and singer, known for his roles as Sean Matthews on the Disney Channel musical series The Lodge and Harry Hook in the Descendants film franchise. In 2021, he is set to star in the HBO Max reboot of Gossip Girl.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Doherty was born on 21 April 1995, and was raised in Edinburgh, Scotland. He has an older brother and younger sister, and his parents were both in the banking business.[2] Doherty attended Royal High School in Edinburgh.[3] After high school, Doherty attended The MGA Academy of Performing Arts in Edinburgh, Scotland.[4] He graduated after studying music theatre at MGA Academy in July 2015 and signed a contract with Olivia Bell Management in London.[5]

Career[edit | edit source]

After graduating from The MGA Academy of Performing Arts in the summer of 2015, Doherty began waiting tables in Edinburgh at Tigerlilly restaurant.[3] On his days off, Doherty split his time between auditioning for The Lodge and working with the Edinburgh Fringe.[6] Doherty was offered the role of Sean Matthews in The Lodge, and had to undergo intensive training in mountain biking to prepare for the role.[7] The Lodge was filmed in Belfast, Northern Ireland.[8][9] While Doherty's character is Scottish, Doherty focused on toning down his accent in order to better accommodate the viewers in all 108 countries that The Lodge aired in.[6] In December 2016, The Lodge was renewed for a second series which began production in February 2017.[10]

In 2016, Doherty auditioned for Descendants 2 and was cast as Harry Hook, the son of villain, Captain James Hook, from Peter Pan.[6] Descendants 2 was filmed in Vancouver, Canada in 2016 and aired on Disney Channel on 21 July 2017.[11] He reprised his role as Harry Hook in the third installment of the Disney Channel franchise, Descendants 3 which premiered in 2019.[12] In August 2017, Doherty was named one of the 50 fittest boys in the world by Vogue magazine.[13] From 2019 to 2020, he appeared in the CW series Legacies as Sebastian.[14] Then in March 2020, it was announced that Doherty is set to star in the upcoming HBO Max teen drama Gossip Girl.[15]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Doherty was in a relationship with his Descendants co-star Dove Cameron from December 2016 to October 2020.[16][17][18][19]

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Dracula Street Boy Episode: "Servant to Two Masters"
2016–2017 The Lodge Sean Matthews Main role
2017 Descendants 2 Harry Hook Television film
2017 Under The Sea: A Descendants Story Harry Hook Short film
2018 High Strung: Free Dance Zander Film
2019 Catherine the Great Peter Zavadovsky 1 episode
2019 Descendants 3 Harry Hook Television film
2019–2020 Legacies Sebastian Recurring role
2020 High Fidelity Liam Shawcross 3 episodes
2021 Gossip Girl Maximus Wolfe Main role

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