Turn the lights down low and slap some Barry White on the turntable – we’ve got a sexy new guest announcement for MCM Birmingham! Currently starring opposite Gillian Anderson in new Netflix comedy Sex Education, we’re thrilled to announce that Asa Butterfield (Hugo, Merlin) will be joining us at our March show.

Butterfield plays the lead role of Otis Milburn in the critically-acclaimed coming-of-age comedy drama, which has already been renewed for a second season. The awkward teen son of renowned relationship therapist Dr. Jean Milburn (Anderson), Butterfield’s character teams up with classmate and social outcast Maeve Wiley (Emma Mackey) to start their own underground sex therapy clinic at their high school.

Since making his big screen debut aged 10 in 2007 British comedy Son of Rambow, rising star Asa Butterfield has gone on to play leading roles in a bevy of major movies, including Hugo Cabret in Academy Award-winning Scorsese film Hugo; Ender Wiggin in sci-fi actioner Ender’s Game; Jake Portman in Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Bruno in Holocaust drama The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.

Fans of BBC fantasy series Merlin will remember him as young Mordred – a role later taken over by fellow MCM Birmingham guest Alexander Vlahos.

— This news story is for March 2019’s MCM Birmingham Comic Con —

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