Lucien Laviscount (born 9 June 1992) is a British actor and recording artist best known for his portrayal of Jonah Kirby on popular BBC One drama Waterloo Road. In 2012 he made the transition to recording artist with the release of his debut single "Dance With You". He was set to play the lead in the possible series Supernatural: Bloodlines, a spin-off to the hit CW show Supernatural, before the CW opted not to pick up the backdoor pilot for a full show.

Early and personal life

Lucien Laviscount grew up in Ribble Valley in Lancashire. He attended Ribblesdale High School in Clitheroe, where he was awarded 10 GCSEs, and was also a member of Carol Godby's theatre workshop in Bury. His parents, Eugene and Sonia, have two other sons, Louis and Jules. In 2010, he took part in a charity football match alongside Jack McMullen, Lyndon Ogbourne and other actors in aid of Sport Relief.

Acting career

At the age of 10, Laviscount appeared in an advertising campaign for Marks & Spencer Laviscount secured roles in programmes such as Clocking Off and Johnny and the Bomb before becoming a series regular in BBC One series Grange Hill. He was then cast as religious swimmer Ben Richardson in Coronation Street.

He appeared as Jonah Kirby, a school pupil, in hit TV show Waterloo Road. He also appeared in Trollied Series 2 which is shown on Sky 1.

It was announced on 22 February 2014 that Laviscount would be playing the lead role of Ennis Ross in Supernatural: Bloodlines, a spin-of to the US CW show Supernatural.

Reality TV

Celebrity Big Brother 2011

On 18 August 2011, Laviscount became a housemate in Channel 5's Celebrity Big Brother 2011. He lasted until the final week, finishing fifth. On the show, he flirted with fellow housemates Amy Childs and Kerry Katona. He found himself torn between the attentions of Katona and Childs which culminated in "Bedgate" where he ended up sharing a bed with the latter after a drunken party. He has been dubbed 'Mumbles' by his fellow housemates and has entertained viewers with his fondness for showing off his physique in the house gym.

Music career

Lucien signed for SK Records in January 2012. His debut single, "Dance With You", featuring US Hip-Hop artist MANN, was scheduled for an April 2012 release. it was a commercial failure after failing to chart.

MOBO Awards 2011

Lucien was at the MOBO Awards held on 5 October 2011 at SECC Glasgow. He presented an award with Jade Thompson to Adele who won "Best International Act" category at the 2011 MOBO Awards.